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Usman Ally

 
Bio:
Usman Ally was born in Swaziland and grew up in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan. After spending the first 18 years of his life in Africa, he moved to the United States to attend college at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. He majored in Theatre and Cultural Anthropology and received ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Usman Ally was born in Swaziland and grew up in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan. After spending the first 18 years of his life in Africa, he moved to the United States to attend college at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. He majored in Theatre and Cultural Anthropology and received ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2014
Bashir
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2010
Vigneshwar Paduar

Usman Ally Biography

Usman Ally was born in Swaziland and grew up in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan. After spending the first 18 years of his life in Africa, he moved to the United States to attend college at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. He majored in Theatre and Cultural Anthropology and received his BA in 2004. During his time in Portland, Usman also began his SLAM Poetry career, performing with the Hip Hop group, Prisoners of Politics.

Usman then received his MFA in Acting (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Florida in 2007. In Florida he founded the University's first ever Hip Hop Theatre troupe, One Nation and served as director, writer and actor.

Usman currently spends his time between Chicago, NYC and LA

Usman is a recipient of the FOX FOUNDATION/TCG GRANT 2010

Usman is best known for originating the role of VP in the World Premiere performance of the award winning THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at VICTORY GARDENS, which he reprised for its New York and LA Premieres at SECOND STAGE and GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE respectively.

He also originated the role of Amir in the critically acclaimed DISGRACED at American Theater Company.

Usman Ally Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Usman Ally, The Invisible Hand
 
Obie Awards - 2015 - Performance Gold Star
Usman Ally, The Invisible Hand
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Usman Ally, The Invisible Hand

Usman Ally News

The Disney Bundle Announces Halloween Streaming Lineup Photo The Disney Bundle Announces Halloween Streaming Lineup
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022

This year, Hulu’s iconic “Huluween,” now in its fifth year, and Disney+’s “Hallowstream” celebration make the Disney Bundle the ultimate destination for every kind of Halloween viewer, whether you’re looking for scares, sass, or even sports. Check out the complete lineup from Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN!

OC Premiere Of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY Starts Next Month at Chance Theat Photo OC Premiere Of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY Starts Next Month at Chance Theater
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2022

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, announces the Orange County premiere of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” a dramatic comedy by Kristoffer Diaz that was one of the final nominees for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and snagged numerous “Best Play” Awards. Directed by Jeremy Aluma, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” previews from September 23rd through September 30th, with regular performances running October 1st to October 23rd on the Cripe Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares GOD'S FAVORITE IDIOT Trailer Photo VIDEO: Netflix Shares GOD'S FAVORITE IDIOT Trailer
by Michael Major - May 6, 2022

Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) is a mid-level tech support employee, who takes saunas with his dad, Gene (Kevin Dunn), pines after his co-worker Amily (Melissa McCarthy), and loves his cats. When he starts to glow, he begins to realize this isn’t an average day at the office and God has bigger plans for him.

20th Digital Studio & Hulu to Partner for BITE SIZE HALLOWEEN Photo 20th Digital Studio & Hulu to Partner for BITE SIZE HALLOWEEN
by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022

The films will expand directly on the shorts from the “BITE SIZE HALLOWEEN” collection, featuring previous writers or directors, or inspired by past shorts. The films deal with topical social issues such as mental health, ecological collapse, reproductive rights, interracial adoption and online hysteria.

Season Two of MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE Premieres April 5 on Disney Junior Photo Season Two of MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE Premieres April 5 on Disney Junior
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 31, 2021

The series voice cast includes Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone, Jameela Jamil, Aparna Nancherla and Aasif Mandvi.

Play-PerView Announces its Lineup For August - DUTCHMAN, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CH Photo Play-PerView Announces its Lineup For August - DUTCHMAN, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

Play-PerView has announced its upcoming lineup for August, which includes a virtual performance of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, reuniting Dulé Hill, Jennifer Mudge, and Chris Myers.

Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, Usman Ally, Lamont Thompson, Artur Benson and Aaron Glen Photo Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, Usman Ally, Lamont Thompson, Artur Benson and Aaron Glenane Join the Cast of Paramount Network Series 68 WHISKEY
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 24, 2019

Derek Theler, Beth Riesgraf, Usman Ally, Lamont Thompson, Artur Benson and Aaron Glenane join the cast of Paramount Network's new scripted comedic drama series 68 Whiskey from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. They join previously announced cast members Sam Keeley, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo, Jeremy Tardy and Nicholas Coombe. Production on the first season of 68 Whiskey is underway with the series scheduled to premiere on Paramount Network in early 2020.

VIDEO: Kirsten Dunst Stars in the Trailer for ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA Photo VIDEO: Kirsten Dunst Stars in the Trailer for ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2019

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for its new dark comedy series ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, premiering on Sunday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), the 10-episode series is a story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream.

VIDEO: Showtime Debits Trailer For ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA Photo VIDEO: Showtime Debits Trailer For ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2019

SHOWTIME has released the official poster and trailer for its new dark comedy series ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, premiering on Sunday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ETPT. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), the 10-episode series is a story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream. 

Showtime Picks Up New Dark Comedy Starring Kirsten Dunst Photo Showtime Picks Up New Dark Comedy Starring Kirsten Dunst
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 17, 2019

SHOWTIME has picked up ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, a one-hour series set to debut Sunday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), the nine-episode series is a darkly comedic story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream. In addition to Dunst, the series stars Théodore Pellerin (Genesis), Beth Ditto (Nocturnal Animals), Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth) and Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs). Created and executive produced by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky and produced by Sony's TriStar Television, the series is also executive produced by Smokehouse Pictures' George Clooney (Catch-22) and Grant Heslov (Catch-22), along with Dunst, Charlie McDowell (The One I Love), who also directed the pilot and Esta Spalding (MASTERS OF SEX), who also serves as showrunner. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.

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VIDEO: Kirsten Dunst Stars in the Trailer for ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA Videoplay
VIDEO: Kirsten Dunst Stars in the Trailer for ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2019

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for its new dark comedy series ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, premiering on Sunday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), the 10-episode series is a story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream.

VIDEO: Showtime Debits Trailer For ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA Videoplay
VIDEO: Showtime Debits Trailer For ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2019

SHOWTIME has released the official poster and trailer for its new dark comedy series ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, premiering on Sunday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ETPT. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), the 10-episode series is a story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream. 

VIDEO: Watch New International Trailer for Disney's Live Action THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 29, 2015

Below, watch an all-new international trailer for Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

VIDEO: First Trailer for Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK is Here!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 15, 2015

Below, watch the new teaser trailer for Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.

VIDEO: Go Deep into the Jungle with Disney's Just-Released JUNGLE BOOK Footage!
by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 13, 2015

FINALLY! Disney has a first look at their upcoming live-action film- but don't blink, or you might miss it.

BWW TV: First Look at Lookingglass Theatre's METAMORPHOSES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 8, 2012

Lookingglass Theatre Company opened its 25th Anniversary Season with Metamorphoses, based on the Myths of Ovid, written and directed by Lookingglass Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman. The return of Lookingglass' seminal production, coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of the Broadway run, will open at Lookingglass in the fall of 2012 and will then move to Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.


Usman Ally Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Usman Ally been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Invisible Hand Performance (Obie Awards) for The Invisible Hand and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for The Invisible Hand .

What awards has Usman Ally won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The Invisible Hand.