René Ifrah


René grew up in Brooklyn, NY. After being offered a role in a European television series during some time spent living in Europe, he moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1999. Rene's first leading role was in the film SEPTEMBER, directed by the award-winning Max Färberböck, which garnered him a lot of attention at the 2002 Cannes International Film Festival where it premiered. He followed this up by playing the lead in Miguel Alexandre’s WITH LOVE FROM KASCHMIR, for which he was honored with one of Germany's most prestigious awards, the Grimme Prize for best actor in 2005. He also starred in CODE OF THE TEMPLARS, directed by Oscar nominated Florian Baxmeyer.

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won Grimme Award 2004 for GRÜSSE AUS KASCHMIR (shared with)

Credits Include

The Affair Jeffrey Reiner
Sneaky Pete Craig Zisk
Homeland (6 episodes) -various-
Flesh & Bone David Michôd
Believe - "Together" Bart Freundlich
Die Frau des Schläfers Edzard Onneken
Law and Order - "Human Flesh Search Engine" Darnell Martin
Nurse Jackie Steve Buscemi, Allen Coulter, Linda Wallem recurring part
The Taking of Pelham 123 Tony Scott
Die Patin - "Kein Weg zurück" Miguel Alexandre
Fay Grim Hal Hartley
Grüsse aus Kaschmir Miguel Alexandre
September Max Färberböck

Personal Data

Languages German, English (mother tongue), Italian, French (basics)
Residence Berlin, New York
Place of birth Germany
Nationality American, German
Height 1.75m (5' 8.9“)
Hair dark brown
Eyes brown
Pitch of the voice tenor
Dance classic, tango
Sports martial arts, boxing
Driving licence car (B), motorcycle

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Dec 09

SAG Award nomination for HOMELAND

Congratulations for the nomination for the 2016 SAG Awards, shared 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series'.

Aug 10


René is shooting a recurring role for HOMELAND season 5 in Berlin, Germany.

Jul 01


René is shooting the leadpart for the german TV movie KATIE FFORDE – "Das Schweigen der Männer" (OT) in Bosten right now. The Network Movie Production is directed by Sigi Rothemund.

Jan 20

Interview with René Ifrah - Design & Trend

Find Here An Exclusive Interview With RENÉ IFRAH About Homelands Season 5 Finale And Playing The Terrorist Leader BIBI:

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Jan 15

René Ifrah Portrait/Interview - Gladys Magazin


Dec 01

René Ifrah . A Feature by Song River - Vents Magazine

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Nov 24

A Conversation with Homeland Actor RENÉ IFRAH - The Huffington Post

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