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Barkhad Abdi


Barkhad Abdi was born on April 10, 1985 in Mogadishu, Somalia as Barkhad Abdinasir Abdi. He is an actor, known for Captain Phillips (2013), The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) and Eye in the Sky (2015). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Captain Phillips
(2013)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards
The 86th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
(2014)
Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky Jama Farah
(2015)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(2014)

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I just want to keep acting and better my craft and see how far it goes. See more »

Trivia:

When he was seven years old, his family moved from Somalia to Yemen to escape the civil war. His family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when he was age 14. See more »

Trademark:

Skeletal figure and pronounced front teeth

Star Sign:

Aries

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