Born in Khartoum, Sudan, Mahmoud grew up in Columbus, OH. He attended The Ohio State University switching from the Pharmacy program to pursue a Theatre degree. Upon his graduation he was awarded a Stand Up For Shakespeare fellowship to study and collaborate with members of The Royal Shakespeare Company. Since his move to Los Angeles, Mahmoud has been recruited by the Atwater Playhouse to become a part of their company, where he currently studies and performs.
Mahmoud continues training and honing his craft by studying all of the brilliant minds that have inspired modern acting in America today. Those minds include: Constantin Stanislavski (before and after his revised "Method"), Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, David Mamet, Uta Hagen and many more.