Barkhad Abdi


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Barkhad Abdi was born on April 10, 1985 in Mogadishu, Somalia as Barkhad Abdinasir Abdi. He is an actor, known for Captain Phillips (2013), Good Time (2017) 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 »

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(2013)
Good Time Dash the Park Security Guard
(2017)
Eye in the Sky Jama Farah
(2015)
Blade Runner 2049 Doc Badger
(2017)

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 2019 Castle Rock (TV Series)
Abdi Omar
- Episode #2.10 (2019) ... Abdi Omar
- Episode #2.9 (2019) ... Abdi Omar
- Episode #2.8 (2019) ... Abdi Omar
- Episode #2.7 (2019) ... Abdi Omar
- Episode #2.6 (2019) ... Abdi Omar
 2019 A Girl from Mogadishu
Hassan
 2017 Blade Runner 2049
Doc Badger
 2017 Good Time
Dash the Park Security Guard
 2017 Extortion
Miguel Kaba
 2017 Pirates of Somalia
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 Eye in the Sky
Jama Farah
 2015 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Roko Makoni
- E 'Imi pono (2015) ... Roko Makoni
 2013 Captain Phillips
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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What I believe will make my acting career successful going forward is hard work. I like to challenge myself. Then it's the people I meet and choosing the projects I want to work on correctly. There's a lot of characters I can play. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Skeletal figure and pronounced front teeth

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Aries

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