Mohammed “Mo” Amer is a Palestinian-American standup comedian, actor, writer, and producer from Houston, Texas.
He can currently be seen starring in the semi-autobiographical, hit series MO on Netflix. Amer plays “Mo Najjar,” a struggling Palestinian refugee seeking asylum in Texas, where he has lived for over two decades. The show peaked “Top Ten” on the platform both domestically and internationally, and critics certified the show ‘100% fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes. Additionally, Mo co-stars alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the DC Comics tentpole superhero film BLACK ADAM (coming to theaters October 21st). He has performed tours in over 27 countries on five continents, including Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Bahrain. Beyond his series, Mo also has two one-hour comedy specials on Netflix: MO AMER: THE VAGABOND (2018) and MO AMER: MOHAMMED IN TEXAS (2021). In 2018, Amer joined the cast of the Emmy Award-winning Hulu show RAMY (starring Ramy Youssef), as a series regular. The third season of the show premiered September 30th to rave reviews.