Began his acting career in Sweden 2000 with the movie "Jalla! Jalla!". He has been acting in both comedies as well as action movies. He has been acting in theater as well as some TV productions. In 2012, Mr. Fares started his Hollywood career co-starring with Denzel Washington in the movie "Safe house". Other key-roles in Hollywood are Fauzi Nadal on the FX series Tyrant and Hakim in Zero Dark Thirty. He also plays the character Leo in the 2018 video game "A Way Out".
- Starred opposite Sidse Babett Knudsen in "The Fakir"(2004).