Osamah Sami is an award-winning Australian actor, writer, and comedian, born in war-torn Iran to Iraqi parents. His critically acclaimed memoir Good Muslim Boy was the Winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and Highly Commended at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Osamah also co-wrote (alongside screenwriting legend Andrew Knight) and starred in Ali’s Wedding, Australia’s first “Muslim rom-com”. Their screenplay was the Winner of the 2016 AWGIE Award for Best Original Feature Film.
He also appeared as the lead opposite Claudia Karvan in Tony Ayres’ telemovie
Saved, as well as the lead in the award-winning international film Journey.
In 2016, his work in Melbourne Theatre Company’s I Call My Brothers earned him a Green Room Award nomination for Best Lead Actor.
Osamah is also a failed cricketer and struggling Muslim.
Good Muslim Boy
Meet Osamah Sami – schemer, dreamer and madcap anti-hero of spectacular proportions.
Perth Writers Festival Blog
Monday 2 January
From feminist manifestos to campaign trails and pioneering science, our 2017 Perth Writers Festival presents some of the most compelling non-fiction from authors around the world.