Photo by Kristine Cofksy @theportraitsessions

Photo by Kristine Cofsky @theportraitsessions

Upcoming Projects

Coroner (CBC/CW)

Awake (Netflix)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW)

Sanctuary (feature)

The Garneau Block (Citadel Theatre)

Shawn Ahmed is an award-winning actor and writer known for balancing the line between drama and comedy. Critics describe his work as "immensely sympathetic" while others note his "quick wit", but most importantly his mother once described him as "a very special boy". 

On-screen, Shawn is best known for his work on The Expanse ​(SyFy); Coroner (CBC/CW); Slasher (Chiller TV); Saw VI  (Lionsgate); Twilight Zone (CBS); Love on Harbor Island (Hallmark/Reel One); Hudson & Rex (CityTV); Siren (Freeform); Ms Labelled (Slice TV); Flight 93 (A&E); Rogue (Direct TV)Max and Shred (Nickelodeon); as well as the voice of Stephen Singh on Superhuman Public Radio. 

On-stage, Shawn has garnered critical acclaim across North America for his work on The Orchard (After Chekhov)Of Marriage and Men (Shaw Festival); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Bash’d); Romeo and (her) Juliet (Dauntless Theatre); And Slowly Beauty… (Tarragon Theatre); Comedy of ErrorsRevolutionary Moments, and More Words! More Play! (Shakespeare&Company).

Shawn proudly sits on the board of directors at POV, a not-for-profit that provides technical and social skills training, scholarships, mentorships, and job placement to diverse young creatives who want to start and grow careers in the Film and TV industry. You can learn more about the incredible work POV is doing here

In 2012, Shawn co-founded Crazy Shirt Productions with Scott Leaver. The duo have created six fantastically absurd TV, Film, and Digital projects. Shawn was also a founding member of the critically-acclaimed sketch troupe Fade to Brown, where he wrote, acted, and directed.