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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 Oscars (2014) and Good Time (2017). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Captain Phillips
(2013)
The Oscars
The Oscars Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
(2014)
Good Time
Good Time Dash the Park Security Guard
(2017)
Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky Jama Farah
(2015)

Filmography

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 2017 Extortion
Miguel Kaba
 2017 Dabka
Abdi
 2017 America; I Too (Short)
Ahmed
 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)
Reggie
 2015 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Roko Makoni
- E 'Imi pono (2015) ... Roko Makoni
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true. See more »

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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

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Aries

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