Barkhad Abdi - Rotten Tomatoes

Barkhad Abdi

Highest Rated:   95% Eye In The Sky (2016)
Lowest Rated:   36% 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
88% Good Time
  • Actor
$2M 2017
60% Dabka
  • Adbi
2017
No Score Yet Extortion
  • Miguel Kaba
2017
95% Eye In The Sky
  • Jama Farah
$16.7M 2016
36% The Brothers Grimsby
  • Tabansi Nyagura
2016
93% Captain Phillips
  • Muse
$107.2M 2013

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013

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