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Alexander Siddig

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Alexander Siddig’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Alexander Siddig

Eye Color

Green

Place Of Birth

Omdurman, Sudan

Age

56 years old

Birth Date

November 21, 1965

Star Sign

Libra

Alexander Siddig Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Actor

Education & Qualifications

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Net Worth

$3 million

Current Partner

Shana Collier

Children

Django El Tahir El Siddig

Parents

Gloria Taylor, El Tahir El Mahdi

Height

1.8m (6"")

Nationality

British

Chinese Year

Year of the Snake

About Alexander Siddig

Alexander Siddig, also known as Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi, is an English actor best known for his role as Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series 'Star Trek'.

Born in Sudan and raised in London, Alexander Siddig is well known for bringing to life many fan-favorite characters from countless series whether its 'Game Of Thrones', 'Cairo Time' or 'Peaky Blinders'. The talented actor and director, Siddig continues to star in many upcoming projects from films to television series.

Siddig lives with his wife Shana Collier in Sussex, an hour from London, as of 2022.

Alexander Siddig Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Alexander Siddig’s net worth?

Alexander Siddig has a net worth of $3 million. His main source of income is his career as an actor and being a sponsor for many brands.

How much does Alexander Siddig earn per year?

Alexander Siddig's annual income is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Alexander Siddig?

Alexander Siddig stands 5 ft 10 in (182 cm) tall.

How old is Alexander Siddig?

Alexander Siddig will celebrate his 57th birthday in 2022. He was born on November 21, 1965, and his birth sign is Scorpio.

Childhood And Education

Alexander Siddig was born to Tahir El Mahdi and Gloria Taylor in Omdurman, Sudan. At the age of two, Alexander Siddig and his mother left Omdurman, Sudan for London, England. In London, Siddig was raised in a family of entertainers and he developed a keen interest in art.

After graduating from St Lawrence College, Alexander Siddig pursued geography and anthropology at the University College London. Later, which he enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Alexander Siddig’s partner?

Alexander Siddig married Shana Collier in 2015 in a private ceremony in the attendance of close friends and family. Since Alexander Siddig leads a private life, he keeps his family life private.

Who has Alexander Siddig previously been married to?

Alexander Siddig was married to American actress Nana Visitor. The couple met on the sets of the television series 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'. The couple tied the knot in 1993 and together they had a child named Django El Tahir El Siddig.

Nana Visitor and Alexander Siddig divorced in 2015 after a falling out.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Alexander Siddig is best known for his television role as Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' and Philip Burton from 'Primeval'. Over his career, Siddig has worked as a television actor, film actor, and director.

After he graduated from London Academy, Siddig started working as an actor in various television series. His first role was as a Palestinian man in 'The Big Battalions'. He would continue to work in many short series until his big break came in 1993.

Alexander Siddig was picked up by the executive producer of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' to play the role of Dr. Julian Bashir. After his hit as Julian Bashir, Siddig continued to play this role for all seven seasons. He also made his first directorial debut by directing two episodes of the television series.

Siddig changed his name from Siddig El Fadil to Alexander Siddig after the success of 'Star Trek'. Following his work on the hit series, Siddig made cameo in a documentary film titled 'The Hamburg Cell' as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. In 2006, Siddig landed the lead role in BBC's 'Hannibal' playing the titular role of Hannibal Lecter. He continued working with BBC on 'Da Vinci's Demons' as the Turk.

As a film actor, he is best known for his role as Tareq Khalifa in the Canadian film 'Cairo Time'. Siddig continued to act in other movies such as 'Miral', 'Skylines' and 'Clash Of The Titans'.

Alexander Siddig has also acted in many hit web series on major sites such as Netflix, Disney Plus, and Paramount Plus. His most recent prolific role was as Advocate Xylas in the Apple TV Plus show 'Foundation'

Charity Work

Alexander Siddig has been an endorser for many charities around the world. During a charity auction for Doctors Without Borders, he helped raise $3,583. In 2009, Siddig did a screening of his film ‘Syriana’ at the King’s College London with all proceeds going to charity.

What awards has Alexander Siddig won?

Siddig was nominated for the Chlotrudis Award For Best Actor in 2009 for his role in the film ‘Cairo Times’.

In 1998, Siddig received a nomination for OFTA Television Award For Best Actor for his work in ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’.

Alexander Siddig’s Hobbies And Interests

  • Alexander Siddig confessed his love for cooking and woodworking during a meet and greet with his fans in 2018. He added that he loves drawing and crafting things in his spare time.
  • He is also a video gamer and loves playing the space simulator ‘Elite Dangerous: Horizons’.

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