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Shameless | Showtime | Mark Mylod, Director

Southland | TNT | Nelson McCormick, Director

Lincoln Heights | ABC | Ernest Dickerson, Director


The Bus Stop | Ka'Ramuu Kush, Director

Sabah El-Amin was born in Washington, D.C. and attended New York University - Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) where she received her B.F.A. in Drama. While in the Experimental Theatre program at TSOA, she went abroad to Amsterdam, Holland where she created and performed her first solo play, On the Way Back Home.

During and after her studies at NYU Sabah performed in numerous New York theatre productions. Some of her favorite performances include The Revolutions in the Ladies Room; a play written by acclaimed hip-hop poet Jessica Care Moore, the Shakespearean classic Macbeth, Long Time Since Yesterday and the Audelco Award nominated play Reality.

While in New York, Sabah developed a knack for producing and writing.  She was an actor/writer at the historic Nyuorican Poets Café and P.S. 122. She has written and produced the short film The Bus Stop, which was televised on BET and screened in several film festivals across the U.S., and co-wrote the play Spilling Black Ink with Dahéli Hall (Madtv & Dear White People), which made its debut in NYC.  

Now residing in Los Angeles, Sabah is a recipient of the LA NAACP Theatre Award for her dramatic performance in Sojourner: The Story of Sojourner Truth.  Some of her other notable acting LA Theatre credits include The Bachelorette Party (Donald B. Welch  Prod. & Associate Produced by Will Smith) and Mixed Messages (East West Players).  Sabah has also worked on the ABC Family TV show Lincoln Heights, NBC’s Southland and Showtime’s Shameless.


Sabah fully believes in contributing to her artistic community in order to evolve as an artist and a person.  She has produced several LA theatrical events – notably House Rules a full-length play written by Peppur Chambers, “ThreeWomen. ThreeWays.”, “Slammed or be Slammed - Monologue Slams” for Tisch School of the Arts, “Dahéli Live!” with Dahéli Hall formerly of MadTV and she is Co-Founder of Griot Theatre.


Sabah is a member of AEA & SAG/AFTRA

About Sabah


House Rules | Les Weider, Dir. | Lounge Theatre, LA

The Bachelorette Party | Don B. Welch, Dir. | Tour

Sojourner | Les Weider, Dir, | Hudson Theatre

Mixed Messages | Jon Lawrence Rivera, Dir. | East West Players

Macbeth | Melody Brooks | New Perspectives Theatre Co.

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