Bashir Salahuddin

Emmy-nominated actor, director, writer and producer Bashir Salahuddin was born and raised on the south side of Chicago as one of six children. He is a recognized alumni of Harvard University where he was a member of the famed HASTY PUDDING THEATRICALS. 

Bashir co-created the critically acclaimed series South Side on HBO MAX for which he won the NAACP Image Award for best director, and also created and starred in the sketch-variety series Sherman’s Showcase for which he was nominated for a Critics Choice award for Best Lead Actor in a series. He and writing partner Diallo Riddle started their careers as staff writer on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where they created such notable pieces as “Slow Jam the News with Barack Obama” and “The History of Hip-Hop with Justin Timberlake,” along with receiving an Emmy nomination for best writing.  

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