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Barkhad Abdi

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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Eye In The Sky
  • Jama Farah
2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby
  • Tabansi Nyagura
2016
93% Captain Phillips
  • Muse
2013

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Warlord Roko Contee

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