Ahmed Ahmed was born in Helwan, Egypt. His parents immigrated to the U.S. when he was one month old and he grew up in Riverside, CA. He moved to Hollywood when he was 19 years old to pursue a career as an actor and stand-up comedian. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Mr. Ahmed can be seen in such films and television shows as Iron Man, You Donít Mess With The Zohan, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, Swingers, Tracey Takes On, Roseanne, JAG, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, andMTVís Punkíd.
Ahmed has also appeared on CNN, The View and NPR, and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in December 2001. Recently, he can be seen in the film City of Life, the first feature film to be shot entirely in Dubai, U.A.E., which premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2009. He was the recipient of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
A regular performer at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood and the Comedy Cellar in New York City, Ahmed tours all across America and the globe with his stand-up comedy. In 2010, he made his directorial debut with the standup documentary Just Like Us.