Omar Sy is a French Actor and comedian. He is the first African-American to receive the César Award, which he received for his part in The Intouchables. He is best recognised in the United States for his works with Fred Testot and his role in The Intouchables, as well as his performances in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jurassic World.
Omar Sy was born on 20 January 1978 in Trappes in the Yvelines department. His parents are immigrants from West Africa. Diaratou, his Mauritanian mother, worked as a housekeeper, while Demba Sy, his Senegalese father, worked in an auto parts plant.He grew up in Trappes, a western suburb of Paris, amid low-income suburban housing projects.
He began his career as a comic after graduating from high school in 1996 with Radio Nova, when he met his comedy partner Fred Testot. Following that, he co-hosted the Canal+ show Le Cinéma de Jamel alongside Jamel Debbouze. After that, he created the television show Le Visiophon. He appeared in a number of television and theatrical productions, including Je ne fais pas mon âge, Service après-vente des émissions, and Omar et Fred: le spectacle. From 2005 to 2012, Omar and Fred Testot cohosted Service après-vente des émissions, a French short comedy television series that aired on Canal+ until it was cancelled. In 2006, he was a contestant in the television game show Fort Boyard. After that, Omar moved to Los Angeles, where he voiced Zip in the Tomb Raider Legend video game in French.
In Disney’s Brother Bear, he previously voiced a sheep. In 2008, he participated in Sinik’s video clip “Bienvenue chez les Bylkas.” He and his colleague Fred Testot voiced some of the characters in Logorama in 2009. In 2011, he starred as a streetwise young man who becomes the personal care assistant of a wealthy quadriplegic (played by François Cluzet) in the film The Intouchables. With over 19 million tickets sold, this picture was a huge hit with the public. It topped the French box office in 2011 and went on to become the best-selling French film of all time. As a result, after Yannick Noah and Zinedine Zidane, Omar Sy was named third favourite French personality. He won the 2012 Globe de Cristal for Best Actor for his performance. He was also nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. At the Tokyo International Film Festival, he and co-star François Cluzet shared the Best Actor Award.
In 2012, he was nominated for a César Award for Best Actor for the same film.In a poll conducted by Le Journal du Dimanche on December 30, 2012, Omar Sy was elected France’s favourite personality, beating out fellow actor Gad Elmaleh. Sy made her acting debut in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, playing Bishop. He also starred in Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s film Samba. He appeared in Jurassic World, the fourth edition of the Jurassic Park franchise, which was released in June 2015. In 2015, he co-starred in Burnt alongside Bradley Cooper as a tainted chef. In 2017, he voiced the character Hot Rod in the fifth movie of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight.He starred in Netflix’s blockbuster series Lupin, a modern-day adaptation of Arsène Lupin’s books, in 2021. Lupin has become Netflix’s most popular non-English series.
Omar Sy stands roughly 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 88 kilogrammes. Her hair is short and dark, and her eyes are gorgeous and charming. Omar Sy is a vibrant young man who is enthusiastic, educated, and attractive.
Omar Sy’s relationship status is married. His Wife’s name is Meaghan Oppenheimer, is the founder of Siyah Organics, an organic-food-supplements firm.They has been together for ten years before they got married. Couple have five children.
His estimated net worth is around $5 million. His main source is income comes from acting.