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Osamah Sami



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.