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Nick Tarabay

Full / Real Name: Emad Tarabai
Born: 28 August 1975 (44 years old)
Gender: Male

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Nick Tarabay is a Lebanese-born American actor best known for his role as hot-blooded police lieutenant Axel Finet, who uses his good looks and canny hunches to bend the rules, on the television drama series Crash, in 2008.

He is also known for his role as Ashur in the television fantasy series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011).

Six-foot-tall Tarabay is known for playing sexy, dangerous characters. On three episodes of The Sopranos he portrayed Persian drug dealer Matush, who dared to deal drugs on Sopranos turf at the bar run by Michael Imperioli’s character.

Tarabay played a top-notch assassin for hire on Moonlight, a vicious Lebanese killer on The Unit, and a hot-headed rich playboy on CSI: Miami. He made his television debut as a dancer on Sex and the City.

Born in Lebanon, Tarabay moved to New York City after high school. He worked in the fashion industry for Hugo Boss and Gucci while studying acting at the Terry Schreiber Studio and appearing in Off-Off-Broadway plays.

He moved to Los Angeles in 2004, where he’s studied at the Larry Moss Studio and appeared in their staging of John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.


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