Mohammed "Mo" Mustafa Amer (Arabic: محمد عامر; born July 24, 1981) is a Palestinian-American stand-up comedian and writer. He is best known for his Netflix comedy special, Mo Amer: The Vagabond, and his role as one third of the comedy trio Allah Made Me Funny. He also starred for two seasons, alongside comedian Ramy Youssef, in the Hulu sitcom Ramy as Ramy's Muslim cousin Mo, who owns a diner.
Amer lives in Los Angeles, California with his Mexican American wife, and step-daughter.In 2009, Amer became a U.S. citizen which enabled him to travel to Amman, Jordan and visit family he had not seen for almost 20 years. He also returned to Kuwait and Baghdad for the first time since his family fled.
Amer is of Palestinian descent, and the youngest of six children. Amer's father worked as an engineer for the Kuwait Oil Company. In October 1990, at the age of nine, Amer, his sister, Haifa, his brother, and mother fled his birth country of Kuwait during the Gulf War. They emigrated to the United States and settled in Houston, Texas.Two years later in 1992, Amer's father, a telecom engineer, joined them in the United States. Amer attended private school at Piney Point Elementary while his older brothers studied overseas. His brother Omar is a pilot; another brother, Amer (who later changed the family name to Najjar), has a PhD in biochemistry. In 1995, when Amer was 14 years old, his father died.
Movies & TV shows
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathers in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
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