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American-Egyptian Actor Ramy Youssef Wins Golden Globe For Best Comedy Performance

Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef made us all proud on Sunday night, after winning a Golden Globe for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy’ for his show Ramy. “Allahu Akbar (God is Great). I want to thank my God,” said Youssef at the start of his victory speech, which was the first of the night. Born in the United States to Egyptian parents, Youssef is the creator, executive producer and protagonist of Ramy. The show tells the story of a young Egyptian-American navigating his identity as a second generation American and Muslim, mirroring Youssef’s own childhood. In the show, Youssef tackles a number of social, cultural, and religious issues and even travels to Cairo, Egypt as part of his journey. Youssef’s victory also marks streaming network Hulu’s first Golden Globe for a comedy actor in a television show. Ramy was commissioned by Hulu and debuted on the network on 9 April 2019.