Omar Sy

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Thanks to his performance in the French film The Intouchables (2011), Omar Sy became an overnight sensation. Since then, he has been able to reach international audiences by making appearances in popular films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), in which he plays Bishop, and Jurassic World (2015), as Barry.

With his parents having immigrated from West Africa, Sy was born in Trappes, Yvelines, France, and was the fourth of eight children. Before his appearance in The Intouchables, Omar worked in television, French films and local radio.

His breakout performance in The Intouchables is what he is best known for. This project turned Omar into a star, being the actor of African descent to receive the César Award for Best Actor in 2012.

In an interview with Omar said, "I'm definitely more at ease with comedy—that's where I started out—and so it's my first love, so to speak, and I have more of a sensibility for it and more familiar with it. Having said that, I also want to be open to everything else."

Recently, Omar took on the role of Assane Diop, a gentleman thief, for the new Netflix series, Lupin (2021).

He has been married to Hélène Sy since July 6, 2007. He and his wife have four children together. ~Sean Olegario


Lupin (Netflix)
Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
Tout simplement noir (2020)
Night Shift (2020)
The Call of the Wild (2020)
The Lost Prince (2020)
Arctic Dogs (2019)
Le chant du loup (2019)
Yao (2018)
Belleville Cop (2018)
Knock (2017)
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Sahara (2017)
Two is a Family (2016)
Inferno (2016)
Chocolat (2016)
Burnt (2015)
Jurassic World (2015)
Mune: Guardian of the Moon (2014)
Samba (2014)
Good People (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Mood Indigo
On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
Mais qui a re-tué Pamela Rose? (2012)
The Dream Team (2012)
The Intouchables (2011)
The Tuche Family (2011)
The Storytelling Show (2010)
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)
Murphy's Law / La loi de Murphy (2009)
Micmacs (2009)
Lascars (2009)
Safari (2009)
Tellement proches (2009)
Special Correspondents (2009)
King Guillaume (2009)
2 Alone in Paris (2008)
Those Happy Days (2006)
Le Carton (2004)
The Dope (2003)
Samurai (2002)
Dead Weight (2002)
The Race (2002)
Don't Die Too Hard! (2001)