Malik Aziz is an award winning actor, writer, and director whose work in front of and behind the camera has garnered critical and audience acclaim. With film degrees from both the University of Southern California and the University of Kansas, Malik has developed his craft as a triple threat in several outlets. In 2009, Malik wrote, directed, and starred in ‘Lady In My Life,’ a popular short film that was featured on BET’s ‘Lens on Talent’ and also in national syndication on the ‘African American Short Films’ series. A product of the socially conscious era of hip hop, Malik’s work at times reflects his empathy for the world around him: his script ‘American Muslim’ was selected as a semifinalist for the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and his latest script ‘Mo and Jess’ has achieved the same distinction in 2012. and he maintains a blog, malikaziz.com, where he mixes his love of pop culture with more socially relevant issues. In addition to studying improv at the famous Groundlings Theatre, Malik has made notable appearances as an actor in dramatic short films and big budget Hollywood blockbusters. Currently you can find Malik in three of his favorite mediums. In the multiplexes, he appears in a non speaking role as Starfleet Captain ‘Sweet Lou’ Garner in the blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness. Malik is back on television as Joe the Delivery Man in ‘See Dad Run’ starring Scott Baio. Finally, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can see Malik impersonating some of his acting idols as the Narrator of ‘Natalie Portman: the Musical’. Never short on ambition, Malik continues to look for projects that challenge him artistically.
Malik is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.