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Barkhad Abdi is a Actor American born on 10 april 1985 at Mogadishu

Barkhad Abdi

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Birth name Barkhad Abdi
Nationality USA
Birth 10 april 1985 (34 years) at Mogadishu

Barkhad Abdi (Somali: Barkhad Cabdi, Arabic: برخد عبدي‎; born April 10, 1985) is a Somali American actor and director. He made his debut in the 2013 film Captain Phillips, for which he received various film award nominations, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA, the latter of which he went on to win.

Biography

Abdi was born in 1985 in Mogadishu, situated in the southern Banaadir region of Somalia. Around the age of six or seven, when the civil war broke out, he and his family moved to Yemen to join his father who had taken up the profession of being a teacher.

In 1999, Abdi and his family relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where there is a large Somali community. He subsequently attended Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Before entering the film industry, Abdi sold mobile phones at his brother's shop at a mall in Minneapolis. He also worked as a limousine driver at a relative's chauffeur company, and as a DJ.

As of 2014, Abdi resides in Los Angeles, California.

Best films

Trainwreck (2015)
(Actor)
Captain Phillips (2013)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Barkhad Abdi (8 films)

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Actor

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
Directed by Luc Bossi, Marjane Satrapi, Ken Scott
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Gemma Arterton, Laurent Lafitte, Erin Moriarty, Stefano Cassetti
Roles Wiraj
Rating69% 3.450063.450063.450063.450063.45006
Ajatashatru est fakir. Un jour, il quitte New Delhi pour la France. Il y rencontre rapidement une Parisienne, dont il tombe amoureux. Mais Ajatashatru est accidentellement expulsé avec des clandestins africains. Envoyé aux quatre coins de l'Europe, il va tenter de retrouver celle qu'il aime.
Blade Runner 2049, 2h43
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, David Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks
Roles Doc Badger
Rating79% 3.9945053.9945053.9945053.9945053.994505
En 2049, des humanoïdes issus du génie biologique, appelés réplicants, ont été intégrés dans la société pour assurer la survie de l'humanité. K, l'un des plus récents modèles conçus pour obéir, travaille comme blade runner au LAPD. Sa mission consiste surtout à pourchasser et éliminer les anciens modèles délinquants.
Good Time
Good Time (2017)
, 1h39
Directed by Joshua et Ben Safdie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joshua et Ben Safdie, Barkhad Abdi, Souleymane Sy Savane, Lucas Elliot Eberl
Roles Dash the Park Security Guard
Rating72% 3.6482253.6482253.6482253.6482253.648225
Après un braquage raté, Connie réussit à s'enfuir mais son frère handicapé, Nick, est arrêté. Alors qu'il tente de réunir la caution pour libérer son frère, Connie voit une autre option qui s'offre à lui : le faire évader. Commence alors, dans les bas-fonds de New York, une longue nuit sous adrénaline.
Extortion
Extortion (2017)
, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Eion Bailey, Danny Glover, Bethany Joy Lenz, Barkhad Abdi, Jack Wallace
Roles Miguel Kaba
Rating61% 3.098963.098963.098963.098963.09896
Les vacances d'une famille virent au cauchemar quand ils s'échouent sur une île. Un pêcheur leur propose de les aider en échange d'une forte somme d'argent, ce que le père de famille refuse. Aussitôt, son épouse et son enfant sont pris en otages par le pêcheur...
Grimsby
Grimsby (2016)
, 1h23
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films
Actors Mark Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Ian McShane
Roles Tabansi Nyagura
Rating61% 3.0968753.0968753.0968753.0968753.096875
Grimsby involves a British black-ops spy (Mark Strong) whose idiotic brother (Sacha Baron Cohen) is a football hooligan.
Eye in the Sky, 1h42
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
Roles Jama Farah
Rating72% 3.648663.648663.648663.648663.64866
Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. When Powell learns that the group plans to carry out a suicide attack, her objective is changed to kill the terrorists. Drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) targets the safehouse for destruction but reports a nine-year-old girl entering the kill zone. Powell contacts politicians and lawyers to determine whether or not to take action.
Trainwreck
Trainwreck (2015)
, 2h5
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer, Barkhad Abdi
Rating61% 3.0970953.0970953.0970953.0970953.097095
Gordon Townsend (Colin Quinn) is telling his two young daughters Amy (Devin Fabry) and Kim (Carly Oudin) that he and their mother are divorcing because monogamy isn't realistic. Twenty-three years later, Amy (Amy Schumer) is a party girl who drinks too much, smokes weed and sleeps around while dating a gym-addict named Steven (John Cena).
Captain Phillips, 2h14
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Pirate films, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, David Warshofsky, Yul Vazquez, Barkhad Abdi
Roles Muse
Rating77% 3.898923.898923.898923.898923.89892
Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) takes command of the MV Maersk Alabama, an unarmed container ship from the Port of Salalah in Oman, with orders to sail through the Gulf of Aden to Mombasa, Kenya. Wary of pirate activity off the coast of the Horn of Africa, he and First Officer Shane Murphy (Michael Chernus) order strict security precautions on the vessel and carry out practice drills. During a drill, the vessel is chased by Somali pirates in two skiffs, and Phillips calls for help. Knowing that the pirates are listening to radio traffic, he pretends to call a warship, requesting immediate air support. One skiff turns around in response, and the other – manned by four heavily armed pirates led by Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi) – loses engine power trying to steer through the Maersk Alabama‍ '​s wake.