In 2018 Tarek Bishara appeared in THE TALE opposite Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn and Common in the Sundance hit that premiered on HBO and has been nominated for Emmy's, Golden Globes, Critics Choice and the Independent Spirit Awards. He also shot the lead in Dir. Deborah Kampmeier's(Hounddog) movie TAPE opposite Isabelle Fhurman. Tarek voiced two characters(Thumbs up and Fist bump) in the Sony Pictures animated picture THE EMOJI MOVIE also in 2018. In 2017, Tarek shot the lead role in Dir. Charles Kopelson's AMERICAN TERRORIST, scripted by Black List finalist, John Buffalo Mailer as well as playing one of the leads in Susan Youssef's second feature, MARJOUN and the FLYING HEADSCARF.
In 2015, Tarek was part of an ensemble cast in Oscar nominee Oren Movermen's drama, TIME OUT of MIND, opposite Richard Gere, Steve Buscemi, and Kyra Sedgwick, which won the Fibresci critics choice award at the Toronto International film festival and was distributed by IFC in 2015. The same year, Tarek shot a series recurring role on the ABC pilot, Dangerous Liaisons, written by Oscar-nominated Richard LaGravanese and directed by Oscar winner Taylor Hackford, opposite Rufus Sewell, Katie Holmes, and Melissa George.
In 2014 Tarek shot the comedy BARELY LETHAL directed by Kyle Newman starring Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba before landing the lead role in BERLIN -7, directed by acclaimed Iranian director, Ramtin Lavafipour, Tarek also shot the comedy, ONLY in NEW YORK, opposite Hiam Abbass, which premiered in the, Abu Dhabi International Film Festival and won the "audience award" in Montpellier International Film Festival 2013.
Bishara first gained notice in the Lions Gate sci-if thriller, The FINAL CUT, starring opposite Oscar winners' Robin Williams and Mira Sorvino, alongside Jim Caviezel. The film world premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, followed by a win for "Best Screenplay" at the Deauville International Film Festival.
Bishara's follow up feature was the cult classic comedy FANBOYS, co-starring Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen for The Weinstein Company. Next was a supporting role in What We Do is Secret, a music biopic chronicling the iconic LA punk band The Germs. Tarek's subsequent supporting role landed him opposite Simon Baker and Winona Ryder in the provocative dark- comedy SEX and DEATH 101.
On TV, Tarek has guest starred on top-rated Emmy award-winning shows including CBS shows, FBI and Madam Secretary, NBC's "Law and Order: SVU" and Fox's "House M.D. as well as a recurring role on the series, "Susanna", directed by Jon Avnet, starring Maggie Grace, Anna Paquin and Virginia Madsen.