Omid Djalili is a British comedian/actor of Iranian ethnicity. Omid had his first successful performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fring in 1995 and things went uphill from there. He has performed in countries all over the world and did his own HBO comedy special. Omid also paired up with Whoopi Goldberg to act in the NBC sitcom Whoopi over the course of 22 episodes. Interestingly, Omid is an avid diver and he appeared on the show “Top Gear” as a celebrity guest diver. His acting career has included roles in films such as Gladiator, The Mummy, Over the Hedge, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and Sex and the City 2.