Who is Omar Sy?

Omar Sy is a French actor and comedian who has worked in this entertainment field since 1996. Initially, he started his career in the comedy field, where he used to work with Radio Nova. Later he made it into TV and appeared in French TV shows to entertain people through his comedy. Following this, he also received many performance stages, and eventually, he also received offers from different films and series. Likewise, Sy is well known for his role in the 2011 film ‘Intouchables.’ Through his fantastic acting and comedy skills, he has also received different nominations and awards.

Quick Info 
Full NameOmar Sy
ProfessionActor, Comedian
Birth Date20 January 1978
Birth PlaceTrappes, Île-de-France, France.
Parents NameDemba Sy
Diaratou Sy
WifeHelena (2007-Present)
Net Worth 2020$5 million

Omar Sy


Omar Sy was born on 20 January 1978 in Trappes, Île-de-France, France. He was born as the fourth child to his parents Demba Sy and Diaratou Sy. They worked in a factory and as house cleaners, respectively. Likewise, he grew alongside his seven siblings in low-income suburban housing projects. Moreover, he presently lives with his family in Montfort-l’Amaury in France. Additionally, he is currently 42 years old with an Aquarius star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Omar Sy holds a French nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he belongs to the Senegalese, Mauritanian, and Fula race. Moreover, his religious views are Muslim. Besides this, he stands 6 feet and 3 inches (190cm/1.90m) tall and weighs around 83 kg (183lbs). He has an athletic body type measuring 62-13-44 inches, respectively. Additionally, he has a pair of black colored eyes and black hair color.


Omar Sy has not shared anything about his educational qualifications.

Personal Life of Omar Sy

Omar Sy married his longtime girlfriend Helena on 5 July 2007. They already had 10 years of relationship before marriage. This couple together has 5 children.

Omar Sy


Omar Sy is active in his social media accounts. His Twitter handle (@OmarSy) has 3.1 million followers, and his Instagram account (@omarsyofficial) has 1.6 million followers. Likewise, his Facebook page has 1.1 million followers.



Omar Sy started his career in this show business right after he graduated from high school in 1996. He initially worked in Radio Nova as a comedian. He was cast in a TV series in ‘La cape et l’épée’ in 2000. The same year, he also had a voice role in ‘Granturismo.’ In 2001, he appeared in two different comedy films ‘La Tour Montparnasse Infernale,’ ‘La concierge est dans l’ascenseur,’ and in one TV series ‘Omar et Fred’ where he voiced over for the various characters. Likewise, in 2002 Omar did different French films. His first release was ‘Le Boulet,’ ‘Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra’ as Painter, ‘Samourais’ as Tyson, and ‘The Race’ as UNO Sergeant. Moreover, he also played in a Partick Menais’s directed video called ‘Pardon aux familles… Tout ça!’ in 2003 and ‘Un Jean-Pierre ça peut tout faire’ in 2004.


In 2006, he starred as Joseph in a French film called ‘Those Happy Days’ where he shared the screen with Marilou Berry, Jean-Paul Rouve, and Omar Sy. Through this film, he won NRJ Cine Awards. Likewise, in 2007 and 2008, he starred in different videos and TV series like ‘Garage Babes,’ ‘Moot-Moot,’ and ‘La France d’après.’ Omar had different roles in 2009. He lent voices to various characters like Narbe in ‘Lascars,’ Snow in ‘Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard,’ and he also enacted as Bruno in ‘Tellement proches.’ Moreover, some of his other film and television series in 2010 are ‘Allez raconte,’ ‘Histoires de vies,’ ‘SAV des émissions,’ etc. Sy’s received his breakthrough role in the buddy comedy-drama film ‘The Intouchables’ in 2011, where he played Bakary Bassari. This film earned him various nominations and awards.


Talking more about his filmography, Omar’s notable roles from 2012 to 2014 are ‘Les seigneurs,’ ‘Bref,’ ‘Mood Indigo,’ ‘Good People,’ ‘Samba,’ and ‘Mune: Guardian of the Moon.’ Likewise, one of his most notable characters is Bishop from the film ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ in 2014. This role also earned him worldwide fame. It is a superhero film, which is the seventh sequel of this film series. It starred different actors and actresses like Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, and Patrick Stewart. Likewise, the next year he portrayed Barry in the science fiction film ‘Jurassic World.’

Furthermore, from 2016 to 2018, his other notable films are ‘Chocolat,’ ‘The Angry Birds Movie,’ ‘Transformers: The Last Knight,’ ‘Knock,’ and ‘Le flic de Belleville.’ Omar also had a voice role in an animated comedy film ‘Arctic Dogs’ where he lent his voice to Leopold’s character in 2019. Recently, in 2020 he appeared in different French films, and his one American film is ‘The Call of the Wild’, where he played the role of Perrault.

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Omar Sy has received César Awards, Globes de Cristal Awards, and Lumiere Awards for his film ‘The Intouchables’ in 2012. Moreover, he also won the NRJ Cine Award for his movie ‘Nos jours heureux’ in 2006.

Net Worth of Omar Sy

Omar Sy is a French actor and comedian who has worked in the American, British, and French film industry. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is $5 million.