Malik Aziz is an award winning actor, writer, producer and director whose work in front of and behind the camera has garnered critical and audience acclaim. In 2009, Malik wrote, directed, and starred in ‘Lady In My Life,’ a popular short film that has been featured on several major showcases, among them BET’s ‘Lens on Talent’, the nationally syndicated show ‘African American Short Films’, and most recently Aspire/ABFF Independent’s Short Film Showcase. 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 script ‘Mo and Jess’ has achieved the same distinction in 2012. In 2014, he returned to working behind the camera with his first holiday short film, ‘Santa’s Third Wheel’. His most widely seen work to date was a labor of love; working as the Associate Producer on ‘Trojan War’, the popular documentary by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas about the Pete Carroll Era of the USC Trojans football program.
His blog, malikaziz.com, has become a popular outlet which Malik updates daily with music, film reviews, and essays about issues that strike a chord with him personally. In that regard, Malik’s reputation both socially and professionally has led to him his current involvement with two noteworthy committees. Malik has been an invited observer of the SAG-AFTRA Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, and is a fully active participant of the Screening Committee for the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival, hosted by Film Independent.
An active member of the SAG Foundation, Malik also makes time every year to participate in the popular BookPALS program. Never short on ambition, Malik continues to look for projects that challenge him artistically.
A member of SAG-AFTRA, Malik is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.