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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 & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Captain Phillips
The 86th Annual Academy Awards
The 86th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Brothers Grimsby
The Brothers Grimsby Tabansi Nyagura
Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky Jama Farah


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 2017 Extortion (completed)
Miguel Kaba
 2016 Dabka (completed)
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Abduwali Muse
- Road to India (2016) ... Abduwali Muse (voice)
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Tabansi Nyagura
 2015 Wolf Who Cried Boy (Short)
 2015 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Roko Makoni
- E 'Imi pono (2015) ... Roko Makoni
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I like 'The Usual Suspects'. Great film. I also like 'Scarface', films like that. Lots of gangster films. I really like watching all kinds of films, dramas, romance. I'll watch comedies. I like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle. I'd like to meet them. See more »


Was working as a chauffeur when he was cast in Captain Phillips (2013). He had no previous acting experience or any aspirations to become an actor. See more »


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