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Omar Sy

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20, 1978
Trappes, France
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20, 1978 (age 43)
Trappes, France


Cesar Award-winning actor for his role in the 2012 film The Intouchables who also makes up one-half of the comedy duo Omar et Fred with Fred Testot. Popular American titles he was cast in include X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World and Inferno.

Before Fame

He met his comedy partner Testot after high school in 1996 with Radio Nova. He began his professional acting career with an appearance on the show Le Cinéma de Jamel and even created a show called Le Visiophon.


He provided his voice for the French version of the Tomb Raider Legend video game.

Family Life

He was the fourth of eight children born in Trappes to immigrant parents from Africa. He and his wife Helene have two children together.

Associated With

He starred in the film Micmacs, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.