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Ger Duany

Born : 9 November 1978
City : Akobo, South Sudan, Sudan
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Ger Duany Biography

Ger Duany (born November 9, 1978) is a South Sudanese actor and model based in the United States.

Early life

Duany was born in Akobo, South Sudan in 1978. He was forcefully recruited as a child soldier during the Second Sudanese Civil War. Duany successfully fled to Ethiopia at age 14, then to Kenya, and finally sought refuge in the United States when he was sixteen, becoming one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

Career

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. As a model, Duany has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines such as Heed, Bleu Magazine, Numero

Ger Duany (Jeremiah) was born in Akobo, South Sudan. He is the fifth child of ten born to mother Nyathak Muon Weng, and father Thabac Duany Wunbiel. He was forcefully recruited as a child soldier during the Second Sudanese Civil War. However, Duany successfully fled to Ethiopia for second a time, at age 14, then to Kenya and finally sought refuge.

Ger Duany was born in South Sudan, in Akobo in 1978. He is the fifth child of ten, born to a mother, Nyathak Muon Weng and father, Thabac Duany Wunbiel. He was forcefully recruited as a child soldier during the Second Sudanese Civil War. However, Duany successfully fled to Ethiopia for a second time, at age 14, then to Kenya and finally sought refuge in The United States when he was only 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 in a nation-wide search for the role because the film's 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 very important role in the 2011 drama Restless City. In 2010, he produced and starred in the documentary Ger: To Be Separate, about his search for his family, after 18 years apart. He told the story of his long journey from a war child to a refugee to a Hollywood actor and a model, and the story of his return to South Sudan, to vote for the first time and celebrate the country's newly acquired independence on July 9, 2011.

South Sudan's current civil war claimed over 20,000 innocent lives according to New York Times and UN reports. A million are scattered to Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. And nearly three millions are displaced (Internally Displaced Persons or IDPs) across the nation, surviving on nothing, without water or food.

Ger Duany is an actor, model, filmmaker, based in the United States. He left his native home when things became apart, just like the meaning of his name – Ger – when things become apart. Fate led him to his debut on the Hollywood silver screen where he played a refugee in the movie;"I (Heart) Huckabees." Director David O. Russell said he wanted someone who had endured the real life experience of being a refugee to play the role. Soon after Ger met male supermodel Tyson Beckford, who saw modeling potential, which opened the door to a modeling career. Ger is currently working on new film projects stay tuned to gerduany.com for all the official updates.

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