Alexander Siddig

by Maarhyeahfanboi on January 29, 2011

Birth Name: Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdul Karim El Mahdi

Place of Birth: Wad Madani, Gezira, Sudan

Date of Birth: 21 November, 1965

*Sudanese (father)
*English, Scottish/Irish (mother)

Alexander Siddig is a British actor. He is primarily known in the USA for his role as Dr. Julian Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His paternal uncle is Sudanese political and religious figure Sadiq al-Mahdi. His maternal uncle (his mother’s brother) is actor Malcolm McDowell (born Malcolm John Taylor).

Alexander has a son with his former wife, American actress Nana Visitor.

Alexander’s paternal grandfather was Sayyid al-Saddiq al-Mahdi (the son of Sayyid Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi). Alexander’s great-grandfather was a leading religious and political figure in Sudan, and was the son of Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah.

Alexander’s maternal grandparents were Charles Taylor and Edna McDowell.

Source: Genealogy of Alexander Siddig –

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra April 25, 2016 at 12:10 am

Looks like a typical Iraqi.

neiltennant August 5, 2018 at 7:18 am


and his name SIDDIQ or SIDDIG is a typical arabian name

even in albania and afghanistan you can find that name

slowdive January 13, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Big Arabid nose probably got via Semitic ancestry from his Sudanese side.

Din mor February 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

SHIT! Long name.

fuzzybear44 March 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

Yes that’s a long name alright. I would have hated to be his teacher doing attendance. I can imagine his mother yelling ( Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdul Karim El Mahdi), you clean your room right this minute

fuzzybear January 31, 2011 at 2:17 am

He was cool in (Kingdom of Heaven)

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