Ger Duany Biography

Wiki Biography: Ger Duany was born in Akobo, South Sudan in 1978. He is the fifth child of ten born to mother, Nyathak Muon and father, Thabac Duany. He was forcefully recruited as a child soldier during the Second Sudanese Civil War. However, Duany successfully fled to Ethiopia at age 14, then to Kenya and finally sought refuge in The United States when he was sixteen, hence becoming one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Duany made his debut as an actor in the 2004 philosophical comedy film, I Heart Huckabees, in which he played a refugee called Stephen Nimieri. Duany was picked for the role because the film's producer and director David O. Russell wanted someone who had endured the real life experience of being a refugee. In 2010, Duany made an uncredited appearance in another Russell film, The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. He later had a much important role in the 2011 drama Restless City. In mid 2011, he co-produced and starred in the documentary Ger: To Be Separate, about his journey from a war child to a refugee to a Hollywood actor and an international model, and his return to South Sudan, voting for the first time and celebrating the country's newly acquired independence on 9 July 2011. Duany played a limo driver in an upcoming 2012 film titled; Isn't It Delicious? by director Michael Patrick Kelly.

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
I Heart Huckabees Mr. Stephen Nimieri 2004 Comedy
Restless City Rocky 2011 Drama, Music
Isn't It Delicious Limo Driver 2013 Comedy, Drama