Ramy Youssef is the star of his own comedy drama series, but what do you need to know about the show’s star of the same name?
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What is Ramy about?
Ramy is an American comedy-drama starring comedian Ramy Youssef.
He is the star, as well as the writer and creator of the show.
It follows his character who navigates everyday life as a Muslim American.
The official recap of the show reads as follows: “Ramy is a first generation American Muslim Arab who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided neighborhood of New Jersey.
“It explores the challenges of what it is like to be trapped between an Egyptian community that sees life as a moral test and a generation that believes life has no consequences.”
How can I see Ramy in the UK?
Ramy made his American debut in 2019 on the streaming service Hulu.
The show is currently being repeated on Channel 4.
Episodes can be streamed on All4. New episodes will be shown on Channel 4 on Fridays at 11:05 p.m.
How old is Ramy Youssef?
Ramy was born on March 26, 1991.
From February 2021 he will be 29 years old.
Is he married?
Ramy is not considered married and keeps his personal life private.
He was previously linked with Australian actress Maia Mitchell.
Is Ramy based on his real life?
Yes. Ramy is based on his life.
His character grows up in New Jersey, which is where his character lives.
He is also of Egyptian descent and both of Ramy’s parents are American immigrants from Egypt.
However, Ramy has pointed out that the show is only loosely based on real events.
And that it’s not entirely autobiographical.
The comedian told it before Hustle and bustle: “I’ve been doing comedy and creating and doing things since I was 17, so I’ve always had a creative approach and this character hasn’t.
“So this is an alternate reality version of me where I kind of wanted to imagine where I would be if I sat down with all of my problems.
“And if I had a family that is a little less communicative than my own, what would that be?”
What else did Ramy say about his show?
Ramy has said the show was based on his own conflicts over his beliefs as a Muslim man.
However, he hopes this will help viewers have their own conversations about spirituality.
Indeed, he said The New York Times: “Doing the show is a spiritual challenge.
“There is so much tension about being Muslim and I don’t want to abuse that tension.
Instead, the point is, maybe when I talk about this thing on my show, some families may have a conversation that they wouldn’t have had without watching. “
Did he win any awards?
Ramy has been nominated for several prestigious awards. Including Primetime Emmys and Golden Globes.
In fact, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 2020 for his performance in Ramy.
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