PBS NewsHour

How actor Aml Ameen connected with his Jamaican roots

Clip: 08/01/2019 | 2m 54s

For Aml Ameen, entertaining was a passion from childhood. At his request, the English actor's father sent him to drama school for 10 years. But it was a chance encounter with movie star Idris Elba that opened a path to honoring his Jamaican heritage -- while further developing his career. Ameen shares his brief but spectacular take on finding his own identity while portraying a character.

Aired: 08/01/19

Rating: NR

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