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Hisham Tawfiq

Hisham Tawfiq has established himself as an actor with a flourishing career in film and television. Hisham Tawfiq is best remembered for playing Dembe Zumba on NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’ but he is also a celebrated theater actor.

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  • Birthday: May 17, 1970 (age 47)
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  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor

Family and Personal Life

Hisham Tawfiq is married to Spirit Tawfiq and has no children. Hisham has been great at keeping his personal life away from the public eye. Rather than giving the media what they are looking for, Hisham prefers tight-lipped.

Originally from Harlem, New York City, United States, Hisham didn’t have a typical childhood like a normal kid. Being the oldest of five brothers and after the demise of both parents, Hisham felt an obligation to take care of them.

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  • Wife: Spirit Tawfiq
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  • Marital Status: Married

Born and raised a Muslim, Hisham recognized his love for the arts while reciting the poem ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou in high school. He was educated by Coach Susan Batson at the Negro Ensemble Company, popular for bringing forth such acclaimed actors as Ossie Davis & Denzel Washington.

Before pursuing a professional acting career, Hisham was the U.S. Marine army, deployed during Operation Desert Storm. He also worked as the Corrections Officer (1994-96) in the Sing Sing Correctional Facility prison in Ossining, New York.

He may be one the leading television actor, but Hisham rarely shares personal information with the world. In fact, many people don’t realize that he is a married man. He is living an ultra-secluded lifestyle with his wife, Spirit Tawfiq.

Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Hisham Tawfiq is an African man with big muscles to make him more desirable among women. Due to his mixed Nigerians/Muslim ethnicity, Hisham is more polished in his looks.

The 47-year-old American actor surely is one fine man! He has not only proven his worth by acting skill but also with the charisma and debonair look.

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  • Height: 5 feet 101/2 (179.1cm)
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  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
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That chiseled body, chocolate skin, bald head, piercing eyes and the sharp facial feature can draw in any woman or man. With a winning smile and big bulging body, Hisham is the perfect example of ‘tall’, ‘dark’ and ‘handsome’.

Hisham, being the gym/fitness freak has kept his body toned and ripped. He has an athletic build with visible abs, board shoulder, and overall robustness physique. Extreme workouts are quite visible in his body.

Hisham’s acting career has given him quite a lifestyle. He has attended some fair amount of parties and witness the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for a long time now. Then, it should come as no surprise that he drives lavish cars, wears branded clothes and goes super big for special occasions. Looks like that’s the privilege of being the notable actor!    

Professional Career

Hisham Tawfiq is known to an American audience for his stint as Dembe Zuma in NBC’s ‘The Blacklist’. Starting with season one, Hisham was made the series’ regular since season 3 portraying the part of a loyal right-hand man of James Spader’s character on ‘The Blacklist’.

The former firefighter at the New York City Fire Department, Hisham bagged a role as Capt, Sanford in 2014’s BET film, ‘Gun Hill’ starring Aisha Hinds, Tawny Cypress, and Larenz Tate. His work in regional stage at The Arkansas Rep includes his dream role of Walter Lee in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and ‘Intimate Apparel’.

Career Timeline

  • 2007-2008- Appeared in two episodes of NBC’s ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’
  • 2013-present- Plays the role of Dembe Zuma on crime series, ‘The Blacklist’
  • 2014- Portrayed the part of Capt. Sanford in TV-action movie, ‘Gun Hill’

On television, Hisham has guest starred on NBC’s dramas’ ‘Law & Order’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Criminal Intent’, ’30 Rock’ & ‘Kings’, FX’s drama ‘Light Out’  and CBS’ ‘Golden Boy’. He was also the part of 2013 NBC remake of drama, ‘Ironside’.

Salary and Net Worth 2018

Hisham Tawfiq net worth is estimated at $200,000 whereas his salary is yet to be counted. Hisham currently plays Dembe Zuma on NBC’s hit crime series, ‘The Blacklist’.

Hisham has appeared in films like ‘Dead Man Down’ (2013) & ‘Notorious’ (2009) and on television shows like ’30 Rock’, ‘Kings’, ‘Ironside’ but in 2013 he landed a coveted role of Dembe Zuma on ‘The Blacklist’ which made him a household name in America.  Moreover, he has also appeared in theater production including ‘Offspring’, ‘Shaka Zula’, ‘Bow Wow Club’ and many others. No doubt, it’s his acting career which made him rich with a six-figure net worth.

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  • Net Worth: $200,000
  • Salary: N/A