Bashir Salahuddin is a famous actor, writer, and comedian best known for his work as a writer in the TV series ‘South Side‘ and ‘Sherman’s Showcase.’

He has also been involved in various movies such as Gringo and Snatched.

Recently, the famous actor was able to grab the limelight because of his performance in the Action drama ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’

He has always been consistent in his performance which clearly shows the strong work ethic that he holds.

Let’s know about Salahuddin’s Net Worth, Relationship, Early Life, and Career.

Early Life and Family Details

The famous actor was born on June 30, 1976; the famous actor was born in the United States and grew up on Chicago’s South Side. He studied at the prestigious Harvard University and graduated in 1988 as a pre-medical student.

The famous actor has always been hard-working, so he attributes his father’s upbringing to an “immigrant work ethic.”

Bashir Salahuddin during a premier. Source: Articlebio

Salahuddin’s father is originally from Panama and relocated to Chicago with his family when he was a youngster. At the same time, his mother was raised on Chicago’s West Side.

However, things didn’t go well in their marriage and they ended up getting a divorce in the early 2000s. Hiss’s father worked for Midway Airlines at Chicago Midway International Airport as an airplane mechanic.

Talking about his siblings, Salahuddin was raised with three brothers and two sisters, and he has two younger siblings from his father’s second marriage.

The Start of Salahuddin’s Career

Salahuddin met Diallo Riddle at Harvard, who eventually became his writing partner. He returned to Chicago after graduating from Harvard to work as a paralegal in order to save money for his transfer to Los Angeles.

Early on, when the actor first moved to Los Angeles in the early 2000s, he worked as a personal assistant at Warner Brothers and as a waiter.

Salahuddin and Riddle started filming their own online videos after not receiving the employment they desired. In 2008, David Alan Grier spotted their videos and hired them as a writing team for his show Chocolate News.

Jimmy Fallon subsequently asked them to join the writing crew of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and they relocated to New York. They were on the show for four years.

The Rise of Salahuddin

Salahuddin and Riddle created ‘South Side,’ which aired on Comedy Central on July 24, 2019. The show follows two recent community college grads as they attempt to launch their own businesses on Chicago’s South Side.

Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle during the announcement of the second season. Source: Variety

Things didn’t stop getting better for Salahuddin as he got involved in the entertainment industry as an actor as well. He has appeared on ‘Superstore,’ ‘Snatched,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘Single Parent,’ ‘Looking,’ and ‘The Mindy Project.’

Also, He got cast in a recurring role on the Netflix series Glow. Later, he confirmed that he has been cast in Tom Cruise‘s 2020 action-drama ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ which can be defined as the main highlight of his career.

Top Gun: Maverick is a 2022 action drama starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski.

It chronicles Maverick’s return to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (commonly known as “Top Gun”), where he must confront his past while training a cadre of younger aviators, including the son of Maverick’s slain closest buddy Goose.

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In 2011, the famed actor/writer was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for his work on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.’

Who is Diallo Riddle?

Diallo Riddle is a well-known American writer who began his career with Comedy Central’s Chocolate News. He presently co-stars with Marlon Wayans on NBC’s Marlon.

The American writer is continuously involved in the entertainment industry. He was able to acquire a good quantity of money after working hard and with a lot of hardship in his professional career.

Who is Bashir Salahuddin’s Wife?

Bashir Salahuddin is a married man. He married his longtime Love, Actress Chandra Russel, on August 12, 2017, and they are living a happy marriage.

In 2018, the couple had their first child, a daughter.

Bashir Salahuddin with his wife ‘Chandra Russel’. Source: AceShowBiz

The couple has been discreet regarding their marriage but based on their fantastic personal lives, we assume Chandra and Bashir married after a few years of dating.

Know more about Chandra Russel

Chandra Russell is a well-known Actress with a vast list of acting credits on both big and small screens. She is also a published author, with four books to her name. Among these are South Side, Yelping Yelp, Downtown Girls, and Things Girl BFFs Do.

Russel started her acting career by appearing in a number of films. Her debut acting job was as Marlene in the 2014 TV series Run. Her marriage to Bashir increased her notoriety.

Salahuddin’s role in Cyrano

Written by Edmond Rostand, Cyrano is about a guy born with a huge and unsightly nose, which makes him feel unlovable. Cyrano is a skilled poet and an amazing swordsman who is secretly in Love with Roxane, a poet herself.

Bashir Salahuddin plays the role of Le Bret. Le Bret is Cyrano‘s close buddy and confidant. Despite his small role in this movie, he made sure that he delivered an outstanding performance.

Net Worth

Bashir Salahuddin is one of the wealthiest TV actors. As per reports, his net worth estimates to be around $1,000,000 USD.

He has made that amount of money via his professional career. He has also done various paid collaborations which do add some wealth to his fortune.

Talking about the famous actor’s wife, Russel’s net worth, estimated to be $500,000 USD. She made the majority of her money as an actor, writer, and producer.

Physical Appearance

The talented actor has a very delightful and likable personality. The actor has dark brown hair and black eyes.

Talking about his height and weight, he is 6 feet (183 cm) tall and weighs around 80 kg (176 Pounds). His body measurements are Chest: 46 inches, Waist: 36 inches, and Biceps: 16 inches.

Social Media

Salahuddin has huge popularity when it comes entertainment industry. It is understandable that fans want to know about his lifestyle. However, he doesn’t seem to be active on social media as there are no accounts of him.

The famous actor wants to stay away from social media. And as a fan, this is something everyone needs to respect and understand.

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