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OMAR SY (born 20 January 1978) is a French actor and comedian. He is best known in France
for his duo with Fred Testot
Fred Testot
, Omar et Fred, and for his role in The Intouchables
The Intouchables
, and internationally for his roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jurassic World
Jurassic World
. He received a César Award for Best Actor on 24 February 2012 for his role in The Intouchables and in doing so also became the first actor of African descent to win the French award.


* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 References * 6 External links


Omar Sy
Omar Sy
winning the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 at the 37th César Awards for The Intouchables
The Intouchables

The fourth of eight children, Omar Sy
Omar Sy
was born in Trappes
in the Yvelines
department, France. His parents are both emigrants from West Africa . His Mauritanian mother worked as a house-cleaner, and his Senegalese father worked in a factory. He has Fulani
origins. He was raised in low-income suburban housing projects .


He started his career after high school in 1996 with Radio Nova as a comedian where he met comedy partner Fred Testot
Fred Testot
. Afterwards, he appeared in the TV show Le Cinéma de Jamel on Canal+
, with Jamel Debbouze . He then created a TV show called Le Visiophon. This was followed by various TV and stage shows such as Je ne fais pas mon âge, Service après-vente des émissions, Omar et Fred: le spectacle. In 2005, Service après-vente des émissions was adapted into short sketches of 2 or 3 minutes on Canal+. (In 2012, Canal+
announced that the programme had been dropped from its schedule.)

He appeared in the television game show Fort Boyard in 2006.

Omar then went to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, where he lent his voice to Zip in the French version of the Tomb Raider Legend video game. He previously had also voiced a sheep in Disney's Brother Bear
Brother Bear

In 2008, he appeared in "Bienvenue chez les Bylkas", a video clip by Sinik . In 2009, he voiced some of the characters of Logorama
with his partner Fred Testot
Fred Testot

In 2011, he starred in The Intouchables
The Intouchables
, playing a streetwise young man who becomes the personal care assistant to a wealthy quadriplegic (played by François Cluzet
François Cluzet
). This film enjoyed tremendous popular success, with more than 19 million tickets sold. It topped the French box office in 2011 and became the best selling French film of all time at the French box office. As a result, Omar Sy
Omar Sy
was voted third favourite French personality behind Yannick Noah
Yannick Noah
and Zinédine Zidane . The role earned him the 2012 Globe de Cristal for Best Actor. He also received a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Actor . He and co-star François Cluzet
François Cluzet
jointly were bestowed the Best Actor Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival . Additionally, he won the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for the same film.

On 30 December 2012, Omar Sy
Omar Sy
was voted favourite personality in France, based on a poll run by Le Journal du Dimanche
Le Journal du Dimanche
, ahead of fellow actor Gad Elmaleh .

In 2014, Sy appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past , in which he played the character Bishop . He also stars in Samba , directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. He co-starred in the fourth film of the Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
saga, Jurassic World
Jurassic World
, which was released in June 2015. In 2017, he voiced the character Hot Rod in the film Transformers: The Last Knight , the fifth installment in the Transformers
Film Series .


On 5 July 2007, he married Hélène, the mother of his four children, in Tremblay-sur-Mauldre. They were together ten years before marrying. The family resides in a house in Yvelines Montfort-l'Amaury.

Sy is a Muslim



2000 Granturismo Voice Denis Thybaud Short

2001 La Tour Montparnasse Infernale Taxi Charles Nemes

La concierge est dans l'ascenseur

Olivier Coussemacq Short

Omar et Fred Various

TV Series

2002 Le Boulet A Malian Alain Berberian & Frédéric Forestier
Frédéric Forestier

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Painter Alain Chabat

Samourais Tyson Giordano Gederlini

The Race UNO Seargent Djamel Bensalah

Nos jours heureux Brice Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

Si j'étais lui Gabriel Philippe Triboit TV Movie

2003 La Beuze Michel Dembélé François Desagnat & Thomas Sorriaux

2004 Le Carton Lorenzo Charles Nemes

Coming-out Max Olivier Ayache-Vidal Short

2005–12 SAV des émissions Various Several TV Series

2006 Those Happy Days Joseph Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
NRJ Ciné Awards – Most Promising Actor Nominated – NRJ Ciné Award for The Best Kiss (with Marilou Berry
Marilou Berry
) Nominated – Raimu de la Comédie for The Best Supporting Actor

Les multiples Jimmy Several TV Series

2007 Garage Babes Hamidou Julien Pelgrand

Moot-Moot Isidore Several TV Series

2008 Seuls two Sammy Bouglioni Éric Judor & Ramzy Bedia

2009 Micmacs Remington Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Snow Luc Besson
Luc Besson

Lascars Narbé Emmanuel Klotz & Albert Pereira-Lazaro

Tellement proches Bruno Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

King Guillaume Jean Peter Pierre-François Martin-Laval

Safari Youssouf Hammal Olivier Baroux

Envoyés très spéciaux Jimmy Frédéric Auburtin

La Loi de Murphy Father Joachim Ortega Christophe Campos

2010 Allez raconte! Voice Jean-Christophe Roger

Le pas Petit Poucet Grand Poucet Christophe Campos TV Movie

Histoires de vies Mo

TV Series (1 Episode)

2011 Les Tuche The Monk Olivier Baroux

The Intouchables
The Intouchables
Bakary "Driss" Bassari Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
César Award for Best Actor Tokyo International Film Festival – Best Actor (Share with François Cluzet
François Cluzet
) Lumières Award for Best Actor Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor Etoiles d'Or Award for Revelation of the Year Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
– Virtuoso Award Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actor Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated – European Film Award for Best Actor Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture

Fish'n Chips Fish

TV Series (52 episodes)

2012 De l\'autre côté du périph Ousmane Diakhaté David Charhon

Les Seigneurs Wéké N'Dogo Olivier Dahan
Olivier Dahan

Mais qui a retué Pamela Rose ? Mosby Olivier Baroux & Kad Merad
Kad Merad

Crazy Pink Limo The Philosopher Joséphine de Meaux Short

Bref Himself

TV Series (1 Episode)

2013 Mood Indigo Nicolas Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry

Good People Khan Henrik Ruben Genz

2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Bishop Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer

Samba Samba Cissé Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

Mune: Guardian of the Moon Sohone Benoît Philippon ">

* ^ A B C D E F Biography on Première.fr * ^ A B C D E Beardsley, Eleanor (28 June 2012). "In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place". NPR.org. National Public Radio. Retrieved 2 April 2015. * ^ A B C D "Omar Sy, den orörbara!" . AzurCultures.com (in Swedish). 10 January 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2015. * ^ Lodge, Guy (3 December 2012). "Satellite Award noms run the gamut from \'Silver Linings Playbook\' to \'Skyfall\'". Hitfix.com. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2015. * ^ Fritz, Ben (22 May 2014). "‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: A Guide to the Mutants". Speakeasy blog. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2 April 2015. * ^ A B C " Omar Sy
Omar Sy
Et Sa Femme Helene : Un Couple Amoureux En 5 Infos" . PureTrend.com (in French). 22 June 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015. * ^ "Sy on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 10 June 2017. * ^ http://www.allocine.fr/article/fichearticle_gen_carticle=18653896.html


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