Television Actor Haaz Sleiman - Top 5 Facts
Haaz Sleiman is notably recognized for his role as Tarek in the 2007 film 'The Visitor' and as Jesus in the American TV mini-series 'Killing Jesus'. He also played a variety of roles in various movies and series, especially the roles of stereotypical Middle Eastern men.
Here are five facts you didn't know about the Little America star Haaz Sleiman.
5. Haaz Sleiman is Lebanese
The Jesus Actor was actually born and raised in Lebanon.
Haaz Sleiman was born and raised in Lebanon.
Source: The Steeple Times
He came to the United States at the age of 21 and decided to pursue his career as an actor here. He later obtained the citizenship of the United States.
4. Haaz is Gay
Haaz came out as a gay person in 2017. He revealed about his sexuality himself in an emotional video on Facebook.
Haaz revealed himself as gay in 2017.
Source: The Advocate
He felt necessary to publicly open up about the matter seeing the increase in hate crimes against people of the LGBTQ+ community. He expressed he was proud to be "a gay, Muslim, Arab American man."
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3. Sleiman was Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for His Performance in 'The Visitor'
The Lebanese-American actor was nominated for the category of The Best Supporting Male Actor in 2009 Independent Spirit Award for his impressive performance as Tarek in 'The Visitor.'
Sleiman was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor in Independent Spirit Award.
Haaz was also nominated for Best Male Breakthrough Performance in OFTA Film Award for the same movie.
2. Haaz Sleiman acted in 'Nurse Jackie'
Haaz Sleiman played Mohammed "Mo-Mo" de la Cruz in an American medical comedy-drama series 'Nurse Jackie'. He portrayed the character for 12 episodes of season 1 in 2009.
Haaz acted as Mohammed de la Cruz in Nurse Jack in 2009.
The series lasted for seven season, first airing on June 8, 2009 and finished on June 28, 2015.
1. Haaz has also voiced in some Popular Video Games
The Nurse Jackie star voice-acted a character Malik al-Sayf in a popular video game 'Assassin's Creed' in 2007. He voiced for another version of the game 'Assassin's Creed: Revelations' as Suleiman I.
Malikal-Sayf, the character Haaz voices for the video game Assassin's Creed.
Source: Assassin Creed
The actor, in addition, was involved in voicing the characters in Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.
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