Usman Ally is an ensemble member of American Theater Company.
Born and raised in Southern and Eastern Africa, Usman moved to the United
States in 2000.
He received a BA in Theater and Cultural Anthropology from Lewis and Clark
College, and graduated with an MFA in Acting Magna Cum Laude from the
University of Florida.
Usman spends times most of his time between Chicago and New York, although
his acting work has taken him to much of the United States. Usman is best
known for his starring role in THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (World
Premiere Victory Gardens Chicago, New York Premiere Second Stage, and West
Coast Premiere Geffen Playhouse) which went on to receive a Pulitzer
Nomination, and win the OBIE, LORTEL, NEW YORK TIMES and JEFF AWARDS for
On television Usman can be seen as a recurring character on Season 4 of
FX's DAMAGES and Season 2 of Boss on Starz.
Awards and Recognition:
Usman is a current Equity Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee for Actor in a Principal Role for his role in DISGRACED.
Usman is the 2010 recipient of the Fox Fellowship/Theater Communications Group Award for Artists of Extraordinary Potential. He is currently writing a yet to be titled play to be produced at American Theater Company. New City Stage named Usman Ally one of the TOP 5 Actors of 2008 and 2009 for his work in CELEBRITY ROW (ATC) and THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (Victory Gardens).