Omar Sy

A charismatic actor with a gift for physical comedy, Omar Sy became an overnight sensation after his career-making performance in the French film "The Intouchables" (2011). Sy launched his career doing skits on a local ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1978 in Trappes, Yvelines, FR

Filmography

Actor (19)

Inferno 2016 (Movie)

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Adam Jones 2015 (Movie)

Michel (Actor)

Mune, le gardien de la lune 2015 (Movie)

Sohone (Voice)

Samba 2015 (Movie)

Samba Cissé (Actor)

De l'autre côté du périph 2014 (Movie)

Ousmane Diakhité (Actor)

Good People 2014 (Movie)

Khan (Actor)

Mood Indigo 2014 (Movie)

Nicolas (Actor)

On the Other Side of the Tracks 2014 (Movie)

Ousmane Diakhité (Actor)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

Bishop (Actor)

Les Seigneurs 2012 (Movie)

Wéké N'Dogo (Actor)

The Untouchables 2012 (Movie)

Driss (Actor)

Les Tuche 2011 (Movie)

Le curé de Bouzolles (Actor)

King Guillaume 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

La loi de Murphy 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Round Da Way 2009 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Safari 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Special Correspondents 2009 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Tellement proches 2009 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Nos Jours Heureux 2006 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Biography

A charismatic actor with a gift for physical comedy, Omar Sy became an overnight sensation after his career-making performance in the French film "The Intouchables" (2011). Sy launched his career doing skits on a local radio station, which eventually morphed into the television series "Omar et Fred" (Canal+, 2001- ), a weekly sketch-comedy show based on phony radio call-ins. He went on to land a string of featured roles in mostly French comedies, including "Nos jours heureux" ("Those Happy Days") (2006), "Tellement proches" (2009), and the arthouse film "Micmacs" (2009), a satire on the world arms trade. After several years playing supporting characters, Sy suddenly became the toast of European cinema after his scene-stealing performance in "The Intouchables," an unlikely hit film about a wealthy quadriplegic (François Cluzet) whose life is turned upside down when he hires a rambunctious young man, just out of prison, to take care of him. The tailor-made role transformed Sy into a marquee star who also made history by becoming the first black performer to win a César Award for Best Actor, all of which made him a bona fide celebrity even beyond his native France.

Milestones

2012

Became first black actor to win the César Award for Best Actor (for "The Intouchables")

2011

Breakthrough role, playing the caretaker to a wealthy quadriplegic in "The Intouchables"

2006

TV miniseries debut, "Les multiples" (Canal Plus)

2001

Co-wrote and co-starred on French series "Omar et Fred" (Canal Plus) with Fred Testot

2001

Made feature acting debut in French film "La tour Montparnasse infernale/Don't Die Too Hard!"

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