Osamah Sami was born in war-torn Iran to Iraqi parents and escaped to call Australia home. His experiences left him confused. His choice to forge a career as an artist (actor–writer–comedian) has caused his loved ones terrible anxiety. His mother would love nothing more than for him to get real employment, at the local IGA (if it was good enough for Anh Do, it’s good enough for her son).
As a writer, he has completed two feature films (Ali’s Wedding – a Muslim romantic comedy based on this life, and Be Less Beautiful, filming in 2016). He has also written a vague number of plays; co-created a developed eight episode sitcom Baghdad to the Burbs; co-created the web series 2 Refugees & a Blonde and keeps an unpopular blog Halal Aussie Daily. Good Muslim Boy was highly commended in the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and is the winner of the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Award – Best Multi Cultural book.