Adam Ali is starring in BBC’s reboot of Waterloo Road which premiered in January 2023. The actor has already garnered much attention for several series and shorts. Learn more about him here. We attempt to cover his age, family, partner, and more in this article below.
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Adam Ali On Waterloo Road
BBC’s Waterloo Road, which first aired from 2006 to 2015, centered on the pupils and teachers of a comprehensive school in Greater Manchester. To the joy of devoted viewers, the show made a sensational reappearance in January 2023. A new generation of characters, notably Khalil “Kai” Sharif, has joined the roster of returning actors. Adam Ali plays the role of Khalil “Kai”.
As previously reported, Ali portrays the LGBT, Muslim, basketball-playing high school student Kai in the BBC’s Waterloo Road revival. In an interview with PinkNews about the show, Ali referred to the current generation of kids as “reflections of society” and said that he intended for his character to “subvert misconceptions.”
“Whenever I did play queer characters, they had to deal with a lot. They had to be very resilient in the face of adversity,” Ali explained. “At Waterloo Road the adversity doesn’t look like homophobia or targeted abuse, there isn’t the queer tragedy story cliche at all.”
While admitting that he “wanted to make sure” the BBC revival didn’t “slip into any of those cliches,” Ali also disclosed that he was heavily involved in the show’s representation of a “queer Arab Muslim.” He added: “No one’s better to do that than me because it is a lived experience.”
How Much Is Adam Ali Net Worth?
At the time of the publishment of this article, actor Adam Ali’s net worth is under £300 thousand. Adam is an actor and director striving to celebrate queer Muslim visibility. According to his IMDB bio, he trained at Television Workshop Salford.
“I have always always wanted to be an actor. It’s just intrinsically ingrained in my DNA,” Adam told Hunger magazine in October 2022 for their Future Famous editorial. Adam loved participating in improv groups in the Manchester, UK, theaters where he grew up. His enthusiasm for acting was born out of this.
Although he has already appeared in critically praised films (Europa, Baba), he endured enormous discrimination at the start of his career as a queer Arab male. He now aspires admirably to use his position to benefit others.
“I do all of this to help my friends back home in the Middle East,” Adam told the outlet, “It’s about dissecting and dismissing the preconceived stereotypes and notions that a heteronormative society is trying to convey to you about the queer community. Specifically, the Arab queer community.”
For his role as “Zain” in the season finale of Apple TV’s “Little America,” he was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award. In the Stephen Dunn-directed NBC “Queer As Folk” revival, Adam co-starred with Haaz Sleiman to portray a gay Syrian immigrant who longs to live a gay lifestyle openly. The new Italian-Iraqi film “EUROPA,” which was directed by Haider Rashid and stars Adam as the protagonist character, “Kamal,” was released internationally this year.
Adam won Best Actor at the first Red Sea International Film Festival for his performance in Europa, which won the renowned first prize at Cairo Film Connection. In 2021, Adam won Best UK Actor at KinoFilm British Shorts Festival Manchester for his role in Baba. Adam co-created this short with British Council’s “More Films For Freedom” program co-commissioning program.
Does Adam Ali Have A Partner?
Adam Ali is proud to be an openly gay actor. However, there isn’t much that we can say about his dating life. He has a very limited social media presence and most of his post is about his career and having fun with friends. Neither of the post hint at his dating life or his prospective partners.
Based on that we’d like to conclude that Adam is likely single. Or isn’t ready to publicize his dating life just yet?
Adam Ali Age
In March 2022, Adam Ali reached age 23.
Adam Ali Family
Adam Ali was born in Tripoli in Libya. He is very private regarding the details of his family members and hasn’t shared much.
In April 2021, The Queer Muslim Project shared a statement from Adam who shared about being far from home, Libya.
“No matter how far away from home I am, I’m always attached to Libya. Like an invisible empirical cord tying me to my birthplace. The older I get, the more nostalgic I feel about growing up by my Mediterranean seaside birthplace, Tripoli,” he explained. “I miss running my feet through the sandy beaches and the cold slap of salty fishy air. I miss driving along the coast looking out at the endless blue waters and stopping to buy barbecued sweetcorn from roadside vendors.”
Adam continued, “With that being said if I was offered the chance to return and live in Libya, sadly, I would say no. It’s a heartbreaking ultimatum many queer Muslims like myself face. Although the underground closeted community is thrilling, I have never been able to conceal my queerness so even if I tried to live a double life, I doubt id do very well. The irony is I’m an actor so that’s something I should probably practice.”
Is Adam Ali On Instagram?
Yes, Adam Ali is on Instagram and goes by his IG handle (@adamsincerely).
Adam Ali Height
Adam Ali’s height measures around 5’9”.
When Is Adam Ali Birthday?
Per his IG post, Adam Ali celebrates his birthday on 7 March.
What Is Adam Ali Ethnicity?
Adam Ali is British-Libyan by ethnicity.
What Religion Does Adam Ali Follow?
Admittedly, Adam Ali follows the Muslim religion.