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Barkhad Abdi

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Birthday
10, 1985
Birthplace
Mogadishu, Somalia
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1985 (age 33)
Birthplace
Mogadishu, Somalia

About

Actor best known for his Academy Award-nominated performance in the acclaimed film Captain Phillips. In 2017, it was announced that he would have a role in the film Blade Runner 2049.

Before Fame

He had several lower profile jobs before becoming an actor including working as a cell phone salesman, limo driver, and DJ.

Trivia

He won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Captain Phillips.

Family Life

He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota from Yemen when he was fourteen years-old.

Associated With

He played the antagonist to Tom Hanks role as the eponymous Captain in Captain Phillips.