Exclusive: Iraqi American actor and model Alexander Uloom The LA-based Hyperion Talent Agency has signed with LA and Middle East production and management company House of M, and U.S. law firms Goodman, Zeno, Schenkman, Smelkinson, and Christopher.
Uloom, who is set to star in the upcoming MBC Iraq series Broken diamonds (Almas Maksur), MBC Iraq and Shaheed VIP (MBC’s Free VoD Platform) drama started in the Middle East last year. Surrogate mother (A Badila)
Uloom moved to the United States at the age of six as a refugee and survivor of the First Gulf War. He settled in Seattle and began a new life, separated from his mother during the conflict.
He signed a contract to play professional football for Arizona Storm in the Arena Soccer League and worked as a contractor and translator for the U.S. Army before returning to the Middle East where he continued to further develop his craft as an actor. As a print and high end fashion model she has worked for brands including Gucci, Calvin Klein and Emanuel Ungaro.
He has been nominated and won the region’s Golden Crescent Award for Best Newcomer and follows his turn. Honest mother Instagram has two million followers. He is married to popular Iraqi singer Rahma Riyadh, making the couple one of the biggest celebrity couples in the Middle East.
WGA writer and producer Evan Mirzai, founder of the production and management firm House of M, said: “Alexander is one of the most talented actors of Middle Eastern descent active in our business today. It proves that actors from his background and culture (even though he is an American citizen) can and will succeed in our ever-evolving market.