time-100-2017-riz-ahmed Miles Aldridge for TIME 

Look! Riz Ahmed is over here on HBO, turning in a stunning, tell-your-friends-the-next-day performance as Naz, the aching center of The Night Of.

Look! Now Riz Ahmed is over there, playing Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, defecting to the Rebel Alliance and breaking our collective heart!

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Look! There's Riz Ahmed delivering a blistering 16 bars about the immigrant experience on The Hamilton Mixtape! "To a galaxy far from their ignorance ... immigrants, we get the job done"!

Wait, look! Now he's home in London, gathering friends and fellow artists for passionate salons!

Look! He's in the new Bourne!

Look, there he is on Girls!

Look, Riz Ahmed has been quietly pursuing every passion and opportunity for many years as an actor (The Road to Guantánamo, Four Lions, Nightcrawler), rapper ("Post 9/11 Blues," "Englistan") and activist (raising funds for Syrian refugee children, advocating representation at the House of Commons). To know him is to be inspired, engaged and ready to create alongside him. The year 2016 was when all the seeds he planted bore glorious fruit, and here's the best part: he's just getting started.

Look! We're alive at the same time as Riz Ahmed! Look!

Miranda created and starred in the Tony-winning Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton

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