Voice for Equality: Haaz Sleiman
Haaz Sleiman is an American actor originally from Lebanon. One of Sleiman's first roles was in the 2004 African-American gay comedy film The Ski Trip. He co-starred as undocumented Syrian immigrant Tarek in the critically-acclaimed 2008 independent film The Visitor, directed by Thomas McCarthy. Sleiman also had small roles in the 2006 film American Dreamz and the 2007 film AmericanEast. In 2006 Sleiman portrayed an American soldier in Iraq on the NBC series ER, and that same year had a recurring role as an Arab billionaire in the CBS series Company Town. He portrayed the terrorist suspect Heydar in three 2007 episodes of the FOX series 24, and appeared on both NCIS and Veronica Mars in 2007. Sleiman costars as gay nurse Mohammed "Mo-Mo" De La Cruz in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which premiered in June 2009. The straight actor is proud to portray the only gay character of Middle Eastern descent currently on the air and one of the few to have ever been portrayed on television. Learn more here.
Oct 29, 2009 at 10:00 am
Freedom to Marry salutes Haaz Sleiman as a Voice for Equality! Learn about other Voices for Equality here.
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