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Hisham Tawfiq

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17, 1970
New York
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17, 1970 (age 51)
New York


Most well recognized for his series regular role as Sudanese Freedom Fighter Dembe on the hit NBC drama The Blacklist, he has previously been seen on shows that include NBC's Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Intent as well as FX's Lights Out.

Before Fame

He discovered his passion for the arts in high school while reciting the Maya Angelou poem "I Know Why The Caged Byrd Sings." He then studied at the Negro Ensemble Theatre Company.


He starred in the drama Gun Hill as Captain Sanford. He enjoys playing leader, father, and husband roles with heavy emotional currents.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Harlem, New York.

Associated With

He plays the right hand man of James Spader's character on The Blacklist.

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