Barkhad Abdi

Barkhad Abdi

  • Highest Rated: 100% Watu Wote (All of Us) (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Family fled war-torn Somalia when he was 7; spent the next seven years in Yemen before moving to Minneapolis at age 14. Worked as a disc jockey and a limo driver. Had never acted before when he answered a local casting call for Captain Phillips (2013). Didn't meet his Captain Phillips co-star Tom Hanks until they filmed the scene where their characters met. Was named an ambassador for Adeso, a humanitarian organization in Africa, in 2013.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

59% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Actor 2019
No Score Yet A Girl from Mogadishu Actor 2019
No Score Yet 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films, Live Action with Select Animation Actor 2018
67% The Pirates of Somalia Abdi 2017
92% Good Time Dash $2M 2017
100% Watu Wote (All of Us) Abdirashid Adan 2017
100% A Stray Adan 2016
95% Eye In The Sky Jama Farah $16.7M 2016
38% The Brothers Grimsby Tabansi Nyagura 2016
93% Captain Phillips Muse $107.2M 2013
No Score Yet Extortion Miguel Kaba 1988

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Warlord Roko Contee
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
87% Castle Rock
2018

QUOTES FROM Barkhad Abdi CHARACTERS

Muse
Hey. No Al-Qaeda here. Just business. We want money.
Muse
Bilal, you idiot!
Muse
Did you shoot my friends?
Muse
You shoot my friends?
USS Bainbridge VBSS Officer
Captain Phillips is safe and your friends are dead.
USS Bainbridge VBSS Officer
Uh, Captain Phillips is free, all of your friends are dead.
Muse
Maybe in America, Irish. Maybe in America.
Muse
Everything going to be okay
Muse
Everything going to be okay.
Muse
I come too far Irish, I'll not give up
Muse
I come too far, Irish. I'll not give up.
Muse
I love America
Muse
I love America.
Muse
i'm skinny but I'm not a coward
Muse
I'm skinny, but I'm not a coward.
Muse
"Relax, everything going to be okay. Look at me."
Muse
Relax, everything going to be okay. Look at me.
Captain Richard Phillips
"Sure"
Captain Richard Phillips
Sure.
Muse
"Look at me"
Muse
Look at me.
Muse
"I'm the captain now."
Muse
I'm the captain now.
Muse
Look at me...
Captain Richard Phillips
Sure.
Muse
Look at me!
Captain Richard Phillips
Sure!
Muse
I am the Captain now.