Bashir Salahuddin Biography
Bashir Salahuddin is an American actor, writer, and comedian. Salahuddin produced the half-hour comedy series Brothers in Atlanta along with Diallo Riddle.
However, due to some reason, the series got canceled back in 2016. Similarly, he appeared as the male lead, in Hulu pilot comedy, Crushed.
Bashir Salahuddin Age | Family
Bashir was born on 30 June 1976 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is 47 years old as of 2023. Bashir has a brother named Sultan. Not much is known about his parents and siblings names.
Bashir Salahuddin Education | Career
He attended Whitney M. Young High School on Chicago’s west side. Bashir graduated from Harvard, class of ’98, and created Paper Planes. He met fellow writer and friend Diallo Riddle there.
Both have a passion for artistic collaboration, which began during their time at Harvard. Together, they created their production company, named Paper Planes, as a branding effort to describe their intelligent, collective comedic personality.
They viewed the paper plane as a cool, iconic symbol of both writing (the paper) and slight rebelliousness (throwing a paper plane in school).Bashir worked as a paralegal in Chicago after graduation but saved his money so that he could move to work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.
In January 2016, it was confirmed that the half-hour comedy series “Brothers in Atlanta”, (based on a 2013 pilot) that HBO had commissioned from Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, had been canceled. In March 2016, Salahuddin was cast as the male lead, siblings Will and Celia (Regina Hall), in a Hulu pilot comedy, Crushed.
Bashir Salahuddin Wife
Bashir is happily married to his lovely wife, actress Chandra Russell. The couple wedded in 2017, and in 2018, they welcomed their first son together.
Bashir Salahuddin with his lovely wife, actress Chandra Russell
Kids | Children | Son
Salahuddin has one son, who was born in 2018.
Bashir Salahuddin Movies | TV Shows
- Snatched (2017) as Morgan Russell
- Gringo (2018) as Stu
- A Simple Favor (2018) as Detective Summervile
- Top Gun: Maverick (2020)
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Looking (2015) series regular (season 2), 6 episodes
- Looking: The Movie (2016)
- GLOW as Keith Bang (2017–2018), 14 episodes
- The Last O.G. (2018)
Bashir Salahuddin Awards
|2011||63rd Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series (shared with the others)||
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
|2012||64th Writers Guild of America Awards||Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series (shared with the others)||
|2017||69th Writers Guild of America Awards||Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series (shared with the others)||
Maya & Marty
|2018||24th Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (shared with the others)||
Bashir Salahuddin Net Worth
Salahuddin’s estimated net worth is around $1 million. As a multitalented writer, Salahuddin who has played his hands on article writing and screenwriting, his estimated salary is more than $80,000 annually.
Bashir Salahuddin Height
Bashir’s height is currently unknown.
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Bashir Salahuddin Glow
Salahuddin portrays Keith Bang in the Tv series Glow. GLOW is an American comedy web television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.
The series revolves around a fictionalization of the characters and gimmicks of the 1980s syndicated women’s professional wrestling circuit, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (or GLOW) founded by David McLane. Rich Sommer also has a recurring role in the series as Mark Eagan, and Marc Evan Jackson as Gary.
Bashir Salahuddin Grey’s Anatomy
Bashir Salahuddin played Tucker Jones in the season two Grey’s Anatomy episode Bring the Pain.
Q&A WITH: BASHIR SALAHUDDIN
The writer, actor, and comedian weighs in on his upcoming Chicago-set show, ‘South Side’
Chicago native Bashir Salahuddin has written for shows like “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Maya & Marty” and “The Last O.G.” for years — but now he fulfills another lifelong dream with “South Side,” a spunky and affectionate sitcom currently filming in Chicago and premiering on Comedy Central next year.
Co-written by Diallo Riddle and Salahuddin’s brother, Sultan, the show presents a different perspective on life in the city. Here, we chat with Salahuddin about his journey from talk TV to creating the close-to-home series.
What has it been like transitioning from late-night to Comedy Central?
Anybody who’s ever worked on a daily talk show knows that it’s an incredible undertaking. You’re in [NBC’s New York headquarters] 30 Rock and you have all the history and the pressure and they’re relying on you to carry that torch forward.
Coming here, our only real goal was to try to be authentic and keep everybody laughing. All of [the show’s writers] came up in late-night comedy; we all have those battle scars. To be able to do it here with more years under our belts, it’s a dream come true.
Why is it so important to you to get this new series right?
The purpose is to bring to light a fuller picture of Chicago. We live and laugh and we have fun and we make jokes. Some of us are scientists and some of us are engineers and some of us sell socks on the side of the highway. … It was really important for me to show the broader South Side.
What in particular do you hope viewers grasp about the area?
What [people] read in the news about violence and economic difficulty, those are moments that have to be dealt with. … But my experience [growing up there] was so different from [that].
What I watch is gut wrenching; it [speaks] to this very small percentage of people who are up to no good. … There’s a certain love on the South Side that can be experienced nowhere else in the world.
How is your show different from other representations of the city?
There’s [nothing showing] a hard comedy set on the South Side of Chicago — and yet, the city is so synonymous with comedy.
Everything from Second to City to the likes of Bill Murray, John Cusack [and] Bob Odenkirk. There are so many great comedy luminaries and yet, when you think of Chicago, you associate it with [crime]. We don’t want to be ignorant of the challenges; we just want to say that’s only part of the picture. The larger picture is a lot more beautiful.