Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

Birthplace: 
Columbia, SC
Birthday: 
February 23

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About

Aziz Ansari is an actor and comedian. He is known for his roles as Tom Haverford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation  and as Dev Shah on the Netflix series Master of None, which debuted in 2015 and  in which Ansari created, writes, and stars.

Ansari began his career performing stand-up comedy in New York City during the summer of 2000 while attending New York University. In 2007, he created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant, which ran for two seasons. This led to acting roles in feature films, including Funny People; I Love You, Man; Observe and Report; and 30 Minutes or Less.

In addition to his acting work, Ansari has continued to work as a stand-up comedian. His first book, Modern Romance: An Investigation, was released in June 2015.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

7 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Aziz Ansari, as Dev
  • Master Of None
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Aziz Ansari, Executive Producer
  • Master Of None
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Winner
  • Aziz Ansari, Written by
  • Master Of None
  • "Thanksgiving"
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Aziz Ansari, Executive Producer
  • Master Of None
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Aziz Ansari, Directed by
  • Master Of None
  • "Parents"
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Aziz Ansari, as Dev
  • Master Of None
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series - 2016

  • Winner
  • Aziz Ansari, Written by
  • Master Of None
  • "Parents"
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment

Photos

  • Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe accept their award on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmys.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe accept an award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Aziz Ansari at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Aziz Ansari and Chris Rock pose in the audience at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Aziz Ansari presents an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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  • Kelvin Yu and Aziz Ansari accept their award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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