Hailing from Harlemworld, New York, Hisham Tawfiq is quickly becoming an acting force to be reckoned with.
Hisham discovered his passion for The Arts while performing the poem "I Know Why The Caged Byrd Sings" by Poet Laureate Maya Angelou, in High School English Class.
Hisham then studied at the world renowned "Negro Ensemble Theater Company" which has brought forth such Notable Actors as Denzel Washington, Ossie Davis and Phylicia Rashad. He also studied with Susan Batson, whose know for coaching actors such as Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connely.
Hisham says " As an Actor, just like a human being, evolution and education is infinite."
Throughout his career, Hisham, continues to call on his life experiences and training to inform his choices as an Actor and Artist. Be it as a Marine in Desert Storm, A Correction Office at Sing Sing Correctional Facility or as one of New York's Bravest NYFD.
" I enjoy portraying The Leaders, Fathers and Husband roles with Heavy emotional currents flowing through the story and character. I also love work that has a spiritual tone" says Hisham. Evidence this work ethic can be seen in his dramatic episodic work on FX "Lights Out", NBC Dramas Law & Order SVU & Criminal Intent.
Hisham recently snagged a Series Regular role on a groundbreaking One Hour Drama "Gun Hill". As Capt. Sanford. Gun Hill stars Larenz Tate, Tawny Cypress and Aisha Hinds. He has also starred in episodes of 30 Rock and Nurse Jackie which can be seen at the top of the year 2012.
Hisham Tawfiq is going from Harlem to Hollywood
Clips from CBS Golden Boy, USA Law and Order, FX The Comeback, and NBC Law and Order Special Victims Unit.
After meeting her African Refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of insanity. AWARDS//+ Spike Lee Fellowship Panavision Equipment Grant Director's Guild of America Jury Award HBO Short Film Award Princess Grace Foundation Grant Puffin Foundation Grant +starring+ Ellie Foumbi as GRACE Dennise Gregory as HAWA Ebbe Bassey as AUNTY Hisham TawfiQ as CHRIS Kehinde Koyejo as ADULT HAWA ++DOP: DANIEL PATTERSON ++Casting Director CHINYERE ANYANWU ++Sound Design Carlos STORM Martinez ++Original Score IAN MILLER ++Photography NIKITA GALE
During an opening reception at an art gallery in NYC, Lydia (Maria Deasy) a curator, has a one night stand with Prince (Hisham Tawfiq), a janitor. Even though they are co-workers Lydia doesn't recognize him.
CAST Malik // Hisham Tawfiq Amadou // Sam Gordon Africa // Garrett Lee Hendricks Badou // Oberon K.A. Adjepong Wei // Frank Wong First Buyer // Chris Kies Mother // Lori Hammel Daughter // Casey Geraghty Buyer // Jeffrey Danneman Female Buyer // Lucy York Canal Street Vendors // Amadou Keyna Cheikh Louis Diakhate Ibrahim Sy Moussa Diarrassouba Oumar Keita Hot Dog Vendors // Max Laskar Mohamed Craps Hustler // Wang Kin Wong Extras // Larisa Polonsky Rosemary Concha Matthew Earle Jason Wood CREW Director and Writer // Geoff Bailey Producer // Jason Wood Director of Photography // Paul Niccolls Executive Producers // Loyalkaspar Beat Baudenbacher David Herbruck Associate Producer // Mirko Rucnov Casting Director // Erica Palgon Casting generate the best leads and sales conversions.
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DEAD MAN DOWN starring Terrence Howard and Collin Farrell will be released in March.
Guest star role in the new CBS Show GOLDEN BOY.
Short Film THE BRAVEST THE BOLDEST Dir. by award winning Dir. MOON MOLSEN.
Short Film HIGH GROUND Dir. by Geoff Bailey who got honorable mention at Urban World for his last film COUNTERFEIT.