Who is Omar SY? [Biography]

Omar Sy is 43 years old ,famous French actor. He was born on January 20, 1978, in Trappes, Île-de-France. He is best known for “Intouchables” (2011), “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014), “Jurassic World” (2015), and “Lupin” (2021).

Omar Sy was born as the fourth child in a family of eight children, Omar is originally from Africa. A member of a West African immigrant family, Omar’s father Demba was a factory worker and his mother Diaratou was a housekeeper.

French actor is 190 cm tall and 83 kg. Omar Sy and his family currently live in Los Angeles, California, USA. 

Omar, who graduated from high school in 1996, met his comedy partner Fred Testot right after his graduation and took the first step towards the beginning of his acting career during these years.

Omar Sy was married with “Hélène Sy” in 2007 in the French township of Tremblay-sur-Mauldre. The couple was together for a decade before they got married. His wife is an actress. They have five children, three girls, and two boys.

Omar Sy Career:

Omar, who met his comedy partner Fred Testot right after graduating from high school, took the first step in his career as a comedian on Radio Nova.

Then Omar made a TV show called Le Cinema de Jamel on Canal + with Jamel Debbouze. The actor continued her career in Television with various TV shows such as Je ne fais pas mon âge, Service après-vente des émissions, Omar and Fred: le spectacle. In 2006, he appeared on the television game show Fort Boyard.

The French actor moved to Los Angeles after these productions and successes.

When he moved to Los Angeles, he dubbed the French version of the Tomb Raider Legend video game. This wasn’t the actor’s first doubling attempt. The actor previously did a doubling in Disney’s Brother Bear.

The actor reached the peak point of his career, which we can say is the top step of his career, in the movie “The Intouchables“. Omar, who took part in the leading role of the movie, gave a superior performance in this movie and was highly appreciated by the audience with his character in the blockbuster movie with 19 million views.

Omar Sy won the best actor award in 2012.

Omar Sy played the character of “Driss” in the movie “The Intouchables” in 2011. This role earned him the best actor award in 2012.

The actor won the César Award for Best Actor in 2012 for his performance in the movie “The Intouchables“, making him the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to win this award.

Omar Sy’s acting performance in the TV series “Lupin“, which is one of the most popular series on Netflix, was highly appreciated by the audiences.

About the Lupine:

Lupine is a French mystery and thriller series created by George Kay and François Uzan and premiered on Netflix on January 8, 2021. The series is inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, a character created by Maurice Leblanc. Omar Sy plays the titular, charismatic gentleman’s thief role in this series.

Popular productions of Omar Sy:

  • Lupin (Netflix) – 2021
  • Jurassic World Dominion – 2021
  • The Call of the Wild – 2020
  • Police – 2020
  • Inferno – 2016
  • Burnt – 2015
  • Jurassic World – 2015
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – 2014
  • Good People – 2014
  • Mood Indigo – 2013
  • On the Other Side of the Tracks – 2012
  • Intouchables – 2011

Omar SY’s Social Media Accounts:

Twitter: @omarsy

Omar Sy has a total of over 3.2 million followers on his official Twitter account.

Instagram: @omarsyofficial

Omar Sy uses Instagram very actively. The actor has shared over 600 posts on this platform so far. The famous French actor shares both personal and business life on Instagram. Omar Sy has over 2.3 million followers on Instagram.

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