Rami Malek

Rami Malek

Highest Rated: 98% Short Term 12 (2013)

Lowest Rated: 14% Dolittle (2020)

Birthday: May 12, 1981

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

After landing his first on-screen role with his very first audition, Rami Malek went onto play the first openly gay teenager in a network family sitcom, receive critical acclaim for his performances in "The Pacific" (HBO 2010) and "Short Term 12" (2013) and appear in several of the biggest film franchises of the 21st century. Born in Los Angeles in 1981, Malek graduated from the University of Evansville, IN, with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2003 and initially focused on theatre work before making his television debut as Andy in "Gilmore Girls" (The WB 2000-07). Malek then guested on supernatural crime drama "Medium" (NBC 2005-2011) and appeared as Iraqi insurgent Hassan in controversial war drama "Over There" (FX 2005) before taking on the more notable role of Kenny, the gay best friend of the Gold family's oldest son Larry in the much-maligned sitcom "The War At Home" (Fox 2005-07). Malek then adopted an English accent to play pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the family adventure hit "Night At The Museum" (2006), a character he would also reprise in the sequel "Battle Of The Smithsonian" (2009), before returning to the stage in Keith Bunin's "The Credeaux Canvas." Following a three-episode stint as Egyptian-American suicide bomber Marcos Al-Zacar in the eighth series of "24" (Fox 2001-2010), Malek was praised for his performance as morally ambiguous corporal Merriell Shelton in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries "The Pacific" (HBO 2010), where he caught the eye of executive producer Tom Hanks, who then cast him as pot-stirring college student Steve Dibiasi in his second directorial effort, "Larry Crowne" (2011). After guesting as serial killer Webb Porter in an episode of "Alcatraz" (Fox 2012), Malek added to his filmography by playing a watch officer in "Battleship" (2012) and cult leader Lancaster Dodd's son-in-law Clark in "The Master" (2011). Malek then gained a new fan base after he was cast as alpha vampire Benjamin in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (2012) and played newly-recruited foster care worker Nate in critically-acclaimed indie drama "Short Term 12" (2013). Malek next appeared as Joe Douchett's abductor Doo Doo Brown in Spike Lee's remake of Korean hit "Oldboy" (2013). In 2015, he took on what would prove to be a starmaking role for him when he was cast in the lead of the USA show "Mr. Robot" as paranoid hacker Elliot. The twisty drama brought him the acclaim he had long deserved, as well as multiple award nominations. After appearing in the little-seen surreal mystery "Buster's Mal Heart" (2016) and a remake of prison drama "Papillon" (2017), Malek broke through to big screen stardom through his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018). Though the production was troubled, with director Bryan Singer being fired during the shoot and Malek taking some online mockery for the prominent false teeth he wore to mimic Mercury's distinctive orthodontia, the film was a massive box office success around the world. Malek won the Golden Globe for his portrayal as well as Best Actor in the 2019 Oscars.

Highest rated movies

Short Term 12
Buster's Mal Heart Bohemian Rhapsody Papillon
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb The Little Things
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
45% 67% The Little Things Jim Baxter (Character) $14.7M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Time to Die Safin (Character) - 2021
14% 76% Dolittle Chee-Chee (Voice) $77.0M 2020
60% 85% Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury (Character) $216.3M 2018
52% 65% Papillon Louis Dega (Character) $2.3M 2017
70% 56% Buster's Mal Heart Buster (Character) $72.6K 2016
23% 57% Need for Speed Finn (Character) $43.6M 2014
45% 19% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Seneschal Higginbottom (Character) - 2014
47% 57% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Ahkmenrah (Character) $113.6M 2014
98% 92% Short Term 12 Nate (Character) $1.0M 2013
39% 37% Oldboy Browning (Character) $2.2M 2013
49% 70% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Benjamin (Character) $292.3M 2012
37% 41% Larry Crowne Steve Dibiasi (Character) $35.6M 2011
44% 47% Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Ahkmenrah (Character) $177.2M 2009
43% 67% Night at the Museum Ahkmenrah (Character) $113.7M 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018 2021
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2018 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016 2018 2020
94% 94% Mr. Robot Elliot (Character) 2015-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015-2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
89% 79% The Legend of Korra Tahno (Guest Voice) 2012
60% 38% Alcatraz Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
91% 88% The Pacific Merriell "Snafu" Shelton (Guest Star) 2010
87% 87% 24 Marcos Al-Zacar (Guest Star) 2010
24% No Score Yet The War at Home Kenny (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2005-2007
85% 85% Gilmore Girls Andy (Guest Star) 2004