Haaz Sleiman

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Haaz Sleiman
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BornBeirut, Lebanon
Years active2004-present
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Haaz Sleiman
Haaz Sleiman 2008 cropped.jpg
BornBeirut, Lebanon
Years active2004-present

Haaz Sleiman is an American actor originally from Lebanon.[1]


Co-starred as undocumented Syrian immigrant Tarek in the critically acclaimed 2008 independent film The Visitor, a drama nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar, directed by Thomas McCarthy.[1][2] Sleiman also had small roles in the 2006 film American Dreamz and the 2007 film AmericanEast.[2][3]

In 2006 Sleiman portrayed an American soldier in Iraq on the NBC series ER, and that same year had a recurring role as an Arab billionaire in the CBS series "Company Town".[2][3] He portrayed the terrorist suspect Heydar in three 2007 episodes of the FOX series 24,[3] and appeared on both NCIS and Veronica Mars in 2007.[2]

Sleiman played gay nurse Mohammed "Mo-Mo" De La Cruz in the first season of the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which premiered in June 2009.[2][4][5][6][7]

In 2011, Sleiman played the role of Omar, a Palestinian activist, in the Channel 4 mini-series The Promise.

Haaz also played the role of Kasim Tariq in the CW Network TV show Nikita, appearing in two episodes.


Boston Society of Film Critics Awards - 2nd Place - Best Ensemble Cast (The Visitor)


Independent Spirit Awards - Best Supporting Actor (The Visitor)
Gotham Awards - Best Ensemble Cast (The Visitor)


2004The Ski TripTyson
2006Company TownAbby FaisalTV movie
Fourth EstateShort video
American DreamzMujeheddin Captain
ERHodgkinsEpisode "The Gallant Hero and The Tragic Victor"
200724Heydar3 episodes (season 6)
NCISAbdul WahidEpisode "Grace Period"
Veronica MarsNasir Ben-HafaldEpisode "Un-American Graffiti"
Futbaal: The Price of DreamsAce
Assassin's CreedMalik al-Sayf (voice)
AmericanEastSlick Ali, the angry customer
2008The VisitorTarek
2009Nurse JackieMohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz12 episodes (main cast season 1)
2010-2011The PromiseOmar HabashPart 1, 2, 3, 4
NikitaKasim TariqEpisodes "One Way" and "Covenant"
2011Meet JaneAgent Joseph OmariTV movie
CSI: MiamiMarcel LargosEpisode "Mayday"
Dorfman In LoveCookie
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsSuleiman I (voice)
RicochetRobertSavichTV movie
2012Highland ParkAli Rasheed
2012Covert AffairsKhalid Ansari5 episodes (Season 3)
2013East of BroadwayAli
2013Blue BloodsDamiriEpisode: "Drawing Dead"


  1. ^ a b Durling, Roger (May 1, 2008). "A Chat with Haaz Sleiman, Star of Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor". Santa Barbara Independent. Independent.com. Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Nurse Jackie Actor Bios: Haaz Sleiman". Sho.com. Retrieved June 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "American East (2007) Cast Biographies: Haaz Sleiman". AmericanEastMovie.com (Internet Archive). Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Nurse Jackie: Official Site". Sho.com. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ Starr, Michael (June 30, 2008). "Nurse Edie: First Look at Sopranos Star's Dark, New Hospital Comedy". New York Post. NYPost.com. Retrieved March 8, 2009. 
  6. ^ Juergens, Brian (December 23, 2008). "Meet the gays of The United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie". AfterElton.com. Retrieved March 8, 2009. 
  7. ^ Ausiello, Michael (December 22, 2009). "Exclusive: 'Nurse Jackie' Drops Mo-Mo!". 

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