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Amin El Gamal

Amin El Gamal (he/they) is an Egyptian American actor and producer. He’s best known for playing Cyclops on Fox’s Prison Break revival—which made him the first openly queer Muslim actor to play a leading role on television.

Amin’s other TV work includes Good Trouble, The Newsroom, Shameless, Transparent, and The Librarians. His film roles include Message from the King (opposite Chadwick Boseman and Alfred Molina), Namour, First Love, and the gay Muslim rom-com Breaking Fast (on Hulu). On stage, he's worked at Roundabout, NY Public Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, A Noise Within, Golden Thread Productions, Ashland New Play Festival, and Musical Theatre West. He is also an Earphone Award-winning audiobook narrator.

As a producer, Amin is working on a short film with Sundance-winner Aubree Brenier-Clarke and a feature film with Randa Jarrar. He’s a graduate of Stanford, USC's MFA in Acting program, and WarnerMedia Access' Early Career Bootcamp.

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Queering Film

Queering Film

22 November 2023

Film reaches a larger public than theatre due to the way it is produced and disseminated. In this way, it has a large and lasting cultural impact. In this episode with Mike Mossalem and Amin El Gamal, we discuss the ways the film and theatre fields influence each other as they both contribute to culture change and performance methodologies.