Aml Ameen is a British actor in film, theatre and television. Hailing from North London, the son of Caribbean parents, Aml burst onto UK cinema screens with his standout performance as “Trife” in the cult classic, feature indie film, Kidulthood. His performance earned him a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer” 2006 Screen Nation Awards, as well as a spot in The London Times list of “Best New Actors of the Year.”
Off the success of Kidulthood, Ameen landed a series regular role on the BAFTA Award winning hit TV series, The Bill. His portrayal of “Officer Lewis Hardy” earned him not only an enthusiastic fan base, but the “Screen Nation Award for Best Actor” in 2007. His continued success in the UK, along with landing a role in George Lucas’ Red Tails, ignited Aml’s career in Hollywood. He was cast in his first American indie film, Evidence, starring opposite Radha Mitchell and Stephen Moyer. David E. Kelley took notice of his talent and offered him the first role of his cast for Harry’s Law at NBC, playing young lawyer “Malcolm Davies”. The show also starred Kathy Bates.
In 2013, Screen International named Ameen as one of their “Brits to Watch”. He then landed the role of “Cecil Gaines” (young Forrest Whitaker) in Lee Daniel’s critically acclaimed and award winning feature film, The Butler.
Aml appeared in the Relativity feature film, Beyond the Lights and was a lead in Fox’s blockbuster hit, The Maze Runner. He also costars with Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis in the feature film, Lila & Eve which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Aml played a leading role in the Watchowski’s hit Netflix series, Sense 8. Which developed a strong global cult-following. He has just completed his Star-turn in the Sundance supported Feature length film ‘Dara Ju’, which is set for a 2017 release. Multi-talented, Aml will be making his Directorial debut with his feature film ‘Drinks Drugs and KFC’, based on the short film of the same name. He spends his time between Los Angeles and London.