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Meet Jamal Antar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamal Antar.

Hi Jamal, thank you for sharing your story with me – can you please start by bringing us up to speed on how you got to where you are today, both personally and professionally.
I got to where i am today personally and professionally by motivation, determination, and believing I will make it what ever happen and what ever I have to do to get there. It’s something in you, and I can’t explain wait is it but pushing me every single day to get more and more close in my dreams. I was homeless, sleeping in my car on N. Robertson Blvd for 2 years and 8 months, taking shower at the gym, and working as waiter, messenger,… to pay my acting classes with Doug Warhit on Wilshire Blvd. From there i did many background jobs with Central casting to stay on my acting vibes. I got my sag card in only one week after I started. Then I got many auditions from my manager Magda (Gat management)

I’m going on September 13th in Paris (France) to play a mafia big boss “Fiorenzo”, I can’t wait for it.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was working as a guided tour because I had been here many times and I love this city. After that, I had to do many small jobs to survive because the guide tour business was going down. And I didn’t have time to learn English at school so I was watching many TV shows in English and read French English language books. I was short on money to pay bills and rent so I decided to keep my gym membership to train and take a shower, also I had to rent storage to put my clothes and to keep my car to go work, at night, I would sleep in my car. I slept in my car for two years and eight months. I never gave up and always trusted in my self that I will be a Hollywood actor. It was a hard winter and summer because of the cold and the heat for months. Success only comes with hard work. Many hours, many weeks, many years.

And it’s never easy. That’s why it’s special. So every single day I woke up, I put on my gloves and go fight the good fight because it’s a challenge every day. But life is beautiful and each challenge is a memory worth having.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I m proud of the new series coming out on amazon prime called French Connection, where I got a lead role playing “Arman,” the big mafia boss. I was contacted by the talented producer, director, writer Romane Simon. We are planning to do many seasons and I m very happy to work with him and with all the amazing cast. French Connection is the new generation of tv series with many manga effects, best song track with C TRU, SNOOP DOG, DMX.

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Image Credit:
Photography by Isabelle Ruen
Instagram @isabelleruen

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