Last season, Siddiq was the outsider that Carl brought in. This season, he’s not only a respected community member, but also Rick and Michonne’s close friend and confidant. He is teaching medicine to Enid and others, with the goal of spreading knowledgeable medical personnel throughout the various communities. Siddiq is acutely aware that Carl sacrificed his life to bring him in, so it’s important to him that he do his part in keeping Carl’s vision of the future alive.
Born in the United States, Avi Nash enjoyed a nomadic childhood, moving from New Jersey to Georgia to Texas. The son of immigrants from South America and India, he grew up amongst varied accents, languages, and cultures.
Whilst at Stanford University, his creative nature began to take over, and he left his studies twice: First, to study acting in Mumbai; and later, to study literature in Madrid. He graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Architectural Design, only to then backpack across South America, ultimately settling in Buenos Aires.
Eventually Nash found his way to Los Angeles and, later, London. There he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), earning his MA in Classical Theatre. During this time, he appeared on stage in productions of Othello, The Way of the World, Don Juan, Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and an abridged version of Shakespeare’s First Tetralogy.
Nash made his feature film debut alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson in Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive. He then appeared opposite Devon Terrell and Anya Taylor-Joy in the critically-acclaimed Obama biopic Barry and guest-starred on the Emmy-winning HBO series Silicon Valley. He will next be seen as the lead in the independent film Hosea.
When he’s not acting, Nash can be found on the soccer pitch, the side of a mountain, or in the kitchen. He recently completed a trek to Everest Base Camp and a stage at a renowned bakery in Rennes, France.
Nash resides with his backpack between London, New York, and an ever-changing plane ticket.