American actor Hisham Tawfiq rose to popularity because of his character Dembe Zuma in the TV series 'The Blacklist'. The actor who started acting late in his life is also part of many movies and television series including 'Jinn', 'Gun Hill' and 'Lights Out'.
Tawfiq Has Found the Love of His Life
"The Blacklist" actor is married to the founder of Roots of the Spirit, Spirit Trickey. After the marriage, the professional speaker adopted her husband last name and now identified as Spirit Tawfiq.
The couple further tied the knot in 2016 in an intimate ceremony in the presence of close friends and family. For the big day, the groom chose the traditional suit with gold embroidery. Nigerian-born designer, Washington Roberts designed the dress. Meanwhile, the bride wore a satin strapless mermaid style white gown.
The newly-weds went to Morrocco for their honeymoon. While there, they enjoyed shopping, eating good food, and experiencing the culture of various cities of Morrocco.
Hashim and his spouse moreover are together for over three years, and the love between them is stronger than ever. They not only support one another emotionally but also professionally as well. What's more, they are currently working together in a documentary based on his life.
Tawfiq Is A Supportive Father
The 5-feet 11-inch actor has a son Lil Milano from his previous relationship. The identity of his son's mother is still a mystery.
The "30 Rock" actor's prodigy is also trying to make the name in the entertainment world. He is a musician and recently released the album UNI VS LANO.
The black-eyed actor, however, wanted his son to be a footballer and attend college. But, when his adult kid dropped out of college, to pursue music, he was still supportive of the decision. After all, he never attended college, but things work out well for him.
Hisham Is Thankful To His Fans
The 49-year-old star is grateful to his fans for providing the success he is enjoying. Thus, he tries to communicate with his fans as much as possible and remains connected to them through social media.
The black-haired actor has accounts on various social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In those sites, he regularly posts personal pictures and provides a glimpse of his own life.
Hisham Is Interested In Various Sports
The New York native loves snowboarding and golfing and is often traveling for the games. Furthermore, he is into comic books and enjoys watching "Games of Thrones." In music, he loves Reggae, R&B, and Rap genre.
Tawfiq Is Earning Well From His Profession
The life long dancer first transitioned in theatre and later tried his hand in movies and television. He started working in shows such as "Kings," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "30 Rock".
After much struggle, the star finally got the recognition when he starred in the NBC series "The Blacklist." In the show, he plays Dembe Zuma, the bodyguard of James Spader' s character Raymond Reddington. The show's fan loved the chemistry between these two characters.
Check out the trailer of the season seven of 'The Blacklist' below:
At present, Hisham is the main cast of one of the well-known shows, so he must be earning a handsome salary. Because of good earning, the actor can accumulate a decent net worth of $500 thousand-$750 thousand.
The Harlem native has found success and wealth, still lives in the same community he was born and raised. The median price of a home in Harlem is $849,000. Furthermore, he drives F250 Super Duty Platinum which costs $64,587.
Interesting Facts About Hisham Tawfiq:
- Hisham is African American with Ghanaian ancestry.
- In Arabic, the meaning of his name Hisham means ‘one who breaks bread’ or ‘one who shares’ and Tawfiq means ‘blessings’ or luck.’
- Tawfiq was raised in a Muslim household, as his father was an Imam, a religious leader.
- The actor's father was a student of the civil rights movement icon Malcolm X.
- He lost his mother to gun-violence when he was four years old.
- The star is the oldest of the five siblings, five brothers.
- He used to play football in high school but later changed to dancing after injury.
- After high school, he joined the military and was deployed during Operation Desert Storm, the war against Iraq when it tried to annex Kuwait.
- The veteran New York Firefighter was part of the evacuation team in WTC after September 11, incident.
- He learned acting from Negro Ensemble Theatre Company. The alums of the school include Denzel Washington, Ossie Davis, and Phylicia Rashad.
- Tawfiq is a practicing Muslim and do not drink or smoke.
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Hisham Tawfiq Affairs
First Affair with Unknown
Hisham Tawfiq had a past affair from which he has a son. The details of this affair is not Known.