About Ahmad Maksoud

"Ahmad is an Egyptian-American actor based in New York. He received his M.F.A. from the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University. Ahmad is most excited by art that addresses themes of identity.  Much of his personal and artistic growth stems from the constant exploration of what it means to carry two, often conflicting cultures at once.  He seeks to communicate not only from his own Arab/American outlook, but from the broader perspective of struggling with a fractured sense of self.  He is intrigued by art that tackles the question, "where do I belong," a question that continues to inspire him in his own search.

Ahmad loves to dance, hike, play board games, really do anything that's social and active.  He’s driven by a sense of adventure; he’s most interested in movies and fiction with adventure as a key component in the narrative.  Unsurprisingly, he is always eager to travel.  Music is the quickest way to spurn his emotions.  And chocolate is the surest way to his heart. 

NYC Credits: The Band's Visit (Atlantic Theater Co.), We Live in Cairo (NAMT Festival at New World Stages), This Time (Rising Circle), The Light Princess (New Victory Theater). Regional: The Life Model (On the Boards, Seattle) The Light Princess, Roller Disco, O.P.C. (American Repertory Theater), We Live In Cairo (O’Neill Center -workshop), Arabian Nights (Central Square Theater), The Kite Runner (New Repertory Theater), Bride*Widow*Hag, Much Ado About Nothing (A.R.T. Institute) along with play workshops at the Huntington Theater Company and the American Repertory Theater. TV: The Good Fight, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist.