8 Things You Didn’t Know About Ramy Youssef

Ramy Youssef was born in Queens, New York, to Egyptian parents and raised in New Jersey as a Muslim. Youssef is a devout Muslim who speaks movingly and humorously about his faith. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his work, we have some previously unknown facts that will undoubtedly pique your interest.
Ramy Youssef
Ramy Youssef

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Ramy Youssef

1. Worked As A Camp Counselor

Ramy worked as a camp counselor in New Jersey while attending school. He worked with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). [1]

2. The Elements In His Show Are Inspired By His Life

Ramy’s set is a recreation of his childhood home. Real family photos and other elements inspired by Ramy Youssef’s life are used to add authenticity to the show. Of course, Ramy is the one who brings ‘Ramy’ to life. [2]

3. Introduced “Allah Carte” To The Main Stream

Ramy brings “Allah Carte” to the mainstream in an emotionally raw but surprisingly gentle manner. Bringing attention to the similarities between young people’s approaches to religion and their ability to pick and choose what they want to observe is not the most popular topic. [3]

4. His Deep Philosophical Nature

Despite this, Ramy and his show are both charming, funny, and engaging; there is a deeper side to his personality on and off the screen. Because of his deeply philosophical and almost poetic nature

5. His Educational Background Was Switched Towards Acting

Ramy was originally a student of economics and political science. He used to do comedy performances in college. He decided to leave Rutgers at the age of 20. And relocated to Hollywood and enrolled in acting classes. [4]

6. Had Trouble Getting Cast In Hollywood

It’s difficult enough to be a young ethnic actor without being told you’re not “Ethnic enough” to play your own culture. Ramy had a difficult time finding work in Hollywood.

7. Egyptian Heritage

His ancestors are Egyptian, which explains his beautiful eyes and curly hair. As a Muslim, he shares his humorous and open perspective on struggling with faith as a millennial and his unwavering love of God.
Ramy While Praying
Ramy While Praying

8. Acting Debut

Youssef made his acting debut as a main character in the Nick at Nite sitcom See Dad Run. Youssef shadowed the writers’ room throughout the run of the show, an experience he would bring to his own show in 2019.