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Barkhad Abdi Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 April 1985Mogadishu, Somalia
Birth NameBarkhad Abdinasir Abdi
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Academy Awards (2014) and The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014).

Trivia (5)

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.
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.
His father is a teacher.
Is one of four children. He has two brothers and a sister. He is the second oldest.
Formerly worked with his brother in a mobile phone store and also as DJ.

Personal Quotes (1)

I was lucky enough to have parents that took me out from country to country and go to school and learn how to be a better person.

Salary (1)

Captain Phillips (2013) $65,000

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