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Ali Suliman (Arabic: علي سليمان‎, Hebrew: עלי סלימאן‎; born 1977) is an Arab-Israeli actor.[1][2] He is known for his work on the series Jack Ryan and the film Paradise Now.[3][4]

Ali Suliman
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Born1977 (age 41–42)
OccupationActor and Producer
Years active2003–present


Life and careerEdit

Ali was born in Nazareth, Israel. He graduated from Yoram Loewenstein Acting School and started his career in the theater. In 2005, He got the main role in Palestinian film, Paradise Now directed by Hany Abu-Assad, Which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.[5]

In 2007, he appeared in the movie The Kingdom. He played a lawyer in Lemon Tree (2008), the role of Omar Sadiki in Body of Lies (2008), a young displaced Palestinian in The Time That Remains (2009), a surgeon in The Attack (2013), Gulab in Lone Survivor (2013) and General Qamish in The Looming Tower (2018). In 2018, he played Mousa Bin Suleiman in the Amazon Video action thriller series Jack Ryan.[6]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
1996 Chronicle of a Disappearance The Man Elia Suleiman
2004 The Syrian Bride Syrian Officer Eran Riklis
2005 Paradise Now Khaled Hany Abu-Assad
2007 The Kingdom Sergeant Haytham Peter Berg Universal Pictures
2008 The Prince of Venice Waleed Yaa Boaa Aning Short film
2008 Lemon Tree Ziad Daud Eran Riklis
2008 Body of Lies Omar Sadiki Ridley Scott Warner Bros. Pictures
2009 The Time That Remains Eliza's Boyfriend Elia Suleiman
2011 The Last Friday Yousef Yahya Alabdallah
2011 Do Not Forget Me Istanbul Fayiz Aida Begić
2012 The Attack Amin Jaafari Ziad Doueiri
2012 Inheritance Marwan Hiam Abbass
2012 Cruel Summer King Kanye West and Alexandre Moors Short film
2012 Zaytoun Syrian Officer Eran Riklis
2013 Everywhere But Here Salach Michal Zilberman
2013 Lone Survivor Gulab Peter Berg Universal Pictures
2014 Flying Home Sheikh Dominique Deruddere
2014 A Borrowed Identity Salah Eran Riklis
2014 Mars at Sunrise Khaled Jessica Habie
2015 Rattle the Cage Dabaan Majid Al-Ansari
2016 Harmonia Daod Ori Sivan
2017 The Escape Cabir Kenan Kavut Co-producer
2019 The River Ghassan Salhab post-production
2019 It Must Be Heaven

Selected televisionEdit

Selected theaterEdit

  • 2000 : At The Heart of the See
  • 2000 : The Wise Nathan
  • 2001 : A View from the Bridge
  • 2002 : The Mission
  • 2002 : Antar
  • 2002 : The Heart’s Key
  • 2002 : Waiting for Godot
  • 2003 : Can-Opener
  • 2004 : The Glass Menagerie
  • 2005 : The storm
  • 2005 : Salome[7]
  • 2007 : Forget Herostratos by Gregore Goren
  • 2007 : The Sneeze
  • 2008 : The beggarly that exchanged
  • 2009 : I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother[8]


Year Result Award Category Work
2015 Won Alexandria International Film Festival Best Actor[9] Mars at Sunrise
2011 Won Dubai International Film Festival Best Actor[10] The Last Friday
2012 Won Carthage Film Festival Best Actor The Last Friday


  1. ^ Yama Rahimi (28 October 2008). "Ali Suliman". 1001 FILMS. Yama Rahimi. I usually get in trouble when I travel to an Arab country because I have an Israeli passport. So for them I'm not a Palestinian but an Israeli. I can't travel to certain Arab countries because they haven't recognized Israel despite being a Palestinian which is the most complicated thing.
  2. ^ "Interview with actor Ali Suliman". Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  3. ^ "Ali Suliman: I just don't want to be boring". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  4. ^ "Meet the Arab actors of 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan'". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  5. ^ "Golden Globe Awards for 'Paradise Now'". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 16, 2016). "Jack Ryan: Wendell Pierce, Dina Shihabi and Ali Suleiman Cast In Amazon Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "SALOME". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  8. ^ "I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother". Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  10. ^ "DIFF Archive". Retrieved 2019-01-07.

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