Alexander Siddig

07/26/2010 – Alexander Siddig – “Cairo Time” New York City Special Screening – Arrivals – Cinema 3, 1001 3rd Avenue at 59th Street – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – 0 – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos – Contact (1-866-551-7827) – Portrait Face Count: 1

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 –


Mostly English (Crafton), part German (Rummler), part Cherokee, part Blackfoot. The German and Blackfoot are from my maternal grandmother. The Cherokee is from my maternal grandfather.

5 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    Looks like a typical Iraqi.

  2. slowdive says:

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

  3. Din mor says:

    SHIT! Long name.

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      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

  4. fuzzybear says:

    He was cool in (Kingdom of Heaven)

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