Leòn Ali, born 1963 in Adana (Turkey) studied acting at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam from 1986 to 1989. During his career he has collaborated in theatre projects by Vasif Öngören and Meral Taygun and received his first major role in 1991 in the Dutch film De tranen van Maria Machita directed by Paul Ruven. In 1993 he created his first directorial work: Pir Sultan Abdal. Later on, he directed plays like Eiland (The Island), De ongelukkige (The Unlucky One) and Assenblues, a collaboration between Stichting Vraag and Het Nationale Toneel in 2013. He has worked with directors such as Rieks Swarte, Michael Matthews, Gerardjan Rijnders, Cyrus Frisch, Theu Boermans, Annemarie Prins, Bram van Erkel, Ruut Weissman, Eva Line de Boer, Johan Doesburg, Liesbeth Coltof and Daria Bukvic and worked on a number of films and television shows including the feature film Snackbar (2018) and the Dutch TV series Ben zo terug and Vuurzee, for which he was nominated as best actor at the Dutch TV-Award Beeld Geluid in 2009.

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