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BIOGRAPHY

George Akram

Born and raised in Caracas in Venezuela, George Akram was surrounded by show business from an early age. After starring in his first musical, Celebremos la vida, Akram decided to emigrate to the USA.
George Akram had the tremendous honour to perform at several major events, including the Latin Grammys, the Latin Billboards and the Viña del Mar Festival in Chile, sharing the stage with esteemed artists such as Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sanz, Shakira, Daddy Yankee and many more.
His acting career started to take off in 2005 when he made his film debut in Stuck on You by the Farrelly Brothers, followed by his second soap opera, Las dos caras de Ana, and a supporting role in the hit musical Visa para un sueño.
In 2009, thanks to the legendary Arthur Laurents, George Akram was given the opportunity to play the role of Bernardo in the Broadway revival of West Side Story, becoming the first Venezuelan to star in a Broadway musical. He completed this longest running Broadway production of West Side Story in January 2011, which won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival.
George Akram subsequently appeared in Between Worlds: the Musical, Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical, directed by Moisés Kaufman, and El amor brujo with Gustavo Dudamel at the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles. He also appears in the films Vijay and I, Sins of Our Youth and Km 72 and the Amazon Prime series Borderline.
Performing is not the only gift George Akram possesses. A skilled painter, his work was exhibited at the Zumanity Theater in Las Vegas following an invitation from Cirque du Soleil in 2006, and he is fluent in five languages, including American Sign Language.

Current as of May 2016

George Akram, © ohne Angabe / no details available

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