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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), 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 »

Known For

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

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 2018 A Girl from Mogadishu (filming)
Hassan
 2017 Blade Runner 2049
Doc Badger
 2017 Good Time
Dash the Park Security Guard
 2017 Extortion
Miguel Kaba
 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
Muse
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't see myself only as a Somali character. I think of myself as an actor, and if the job fits me and I like the story, I will go for it. 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

Star Sign:

Aries

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