Aziz Ansari is a hard-working American actor who is admired for his versatility and multiple talents. Apart from being an actor, he is also a writer, director, and producer. The actor has won many people over with his creativity over the years. Often described as a ‘rib-cracker’ by his many fans, Aziz Ansari is also a comedian who has performed in several stand-up comedy shows, leaving his audience holding their sides for laughter.
As an actor, Aziz Ansari is now best known for his performance as Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation, an American political satire TV sitcom. He has won awards for his works, a demonstration of his awesomeness in front and behind the camera.
Aziz Ansari – Bio & Age
Aziz Ansari was born on the 23rd of February, 1983. The actor was born in Columbia, a popular city in South Carolina, USA. He was born into a Muslim family and remains very religious. The actor did not grow up in the city of his birth; instead, he grew up in Bennettsville, another city in South Carolina as his family moved there shortly after he was born.
Growing up, Aziz Ansari was a funny and lively kid. While in Bennettsville, he attended the Marlboro Academy, one of South Carolina’s popular schools. He also attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics located in Hartsville. Following his graduation, he went on to attend the New York University Stern School of Business from where he graduated with a degree in marketing.
Since his graduation, he has gone on to make a career in entertainment by taking the acting and comedy scenes by storm.
Aziz Ansari’s acting career took off in 2004 when he was cast as MC Bricklayer in Uncle Morty’s Dub Shack, a TV series. Years later, he scored another small role in School for Scoundrels, a comedy feature film. In 2007, he appeared as Sinjay in Flight of the Conchords, a TV comedy series. He then scored roles in two movies in 2008 namely: The Rocker and Funny People.
After landing several small roles on TV, Aziz Ansari made his big break in 2009 when he was cast as Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation. He joined the main cast and acted in the show for 7 seasons. His role in Parks and Recreation as Tom Haverford shot Aziz into unprecedented fame and cast even more eyes on him.
Over the years, he has appeared in many impressive movies such as Get Him to the Greek in 2010, 30 Minutes or Less in 2011, This Is the End in 2013, The Problem with Apu in 2017. He has also been on TV shows such as Bob’s Burgers in 2012, Adventure Time in 2015, Master of None in 2015, and Animals in 2016.
Aside acting, Aziz has made serious strides as a comedian. He has appeared in many comedy shows including the popular Saturday Night Live where he impressed many with his absolute hilarity. He has even produced and acted in his own comedy sketch comedy show called Human Giants which thrilled fans for two seasons from 2007 to 2008.
Aziz Ansari – Net Worth
Having been in the entertainment industry for quite a while, Aziz Ansari has, without a doubt, made quite a fortune for herself over the years. The actor has starred in many movies and TV shows which have launched him to international fame. He is also a successful comedian. These ventures are expected to have fetched him lots of money over time.
At the moment, Aziz Ansari’s net worth has been revealed to be around $18 million. This figure is bound to keep rising as he keeps working and making more strides as an actor and comedian.
Aziz Ansari’s father has been identified as Shoukath Ansari and his mother’s name has been revealed to be Fatima Ansari. Aziz’s father, Shoukath, is a gastroenterologist and his mother works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He has a brother called Aniz Adam Ansari who is also into entertainment. Based in Los Angeles, California, Aniz is a visual artist, writer, and editor.
It is noteworthy that although he is an American man, Aziz Ansari also has Indian roots. His parents are Tamil Muslims who are originally from Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state. The family is a close-knitted one and the members are very fond of each other.
Wife or Girlfriend?
Aziz Ansari does not have a wife yet. However, even though he is not yet married, he has been in romantic relationships before. The actor used to be in a relationship with Courtney McBroom, a pastry chef. According to sources, the couple began dating in 2013. However, Aziz and Courtney broke up and went their separate ways after just two years together.
The actor has not been linked to anyone since his separation from Courtney McBroom. With time, though, we will get to know some more about his significant other when he gets one.
It is common knowledge that Aziz Ansari is not a tall man. The actor currently stands at 1.68 m or 5 feet 6 inches in height. In addition to this, he is reported to weigh about 62 kg or 137 pounds.