With an exotic look, an assiduous personality and an amazing talent-this actor is casting a spell in the heart and mind of people with his every project-he is none other than Rami Said Malek.
Born on 12 May 1981 in Los Angeles, California to Egyptian immigrant parents. Rami’s father was a tour guide in Cairo and later sold insurance and Nelly, his mother is an accountant. Rami completed his high school from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He graduated with a degree of Bachelors of Fine Aarts in 2003 from the University of Evansville, Indiana. The university awarded him The Young Alumnus award in 2017.
Rami started off in the industry with small projects. He debuted in Television with an episode in “Gilmore Girls” (2004). In the following years, he appeared in many guest roles in many TV series such as “Over There” (2005), “Medium” (2005), “24” (2010), “The Pacific” (2010), “Alcatraz” (2012), “Believe” (2014) and so on. He got his first major roles in a sit-com “The War At Home” (2005-2007) which was critically acclaimed. Later, from 2015 he started one of his big projects in television “Mr.Robot” (2015-present), Rami plays the main role in this series and is highly praised for it.
Rami Malek commenced his career in the movie industry with a guest role in an American fantasy comedy film “Night At the Museum” (2006) and later reprised the role on the sequels of the film in 2009 and 2014. Moreover, he performed in a number of films such as: a romantic comedy film “Larry Crown” (2011), a military sci-fi action film “Battleship” (2012), a romantic drama fantasy “The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn-Part 2” (2012), an American drama film “The Master” (2012), a romantic crime drama “Aint Them Bodies Saint” (2013), an independent drama film “Short Term 12” (2013), an action thriller film “Need for Speed” (2014), a mystery film “Buster’s Mal Heart” (2016) and a biographical drama “Papillion” (2017). In all these movies, no matter the character he portrayed and no matter whether his role was small or big, his performance was praised globally. Another, the universally acclaimed performance of Rami is the one which he delivered recently as the main character in the movie “The Bohemian Rhapsody” where he played the lead of Freddie Mercury. As of November 2018, the movie grossed a total worldwide collection of $384.3 million against a budget of $52 million. The movie and Rami’s performance was adored both by critics and audiences all over the world.
Besides Television and movies, Rami has also given his voice in some video games such as “The Legend of Korra” (2014) and “Until Dawn” in 2015.
Rami has several interesting projects in line. He is set to reprise his role in the forthcoming season of “Mr. Robot” which will air in 2019. Rami will also be featured in an American comedy adventure film “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” which is set to release in 17 January 2020.
Rami Malek lives in San Francisco, USA. He has an older sister and an identical twin brother Sami Malek. Rami has kept his personal light out of the spotlight. Though, he has been rumored to be in a relationship with actress Angela Sarafyan in 2012. In 2015, he also dated his Mr.Robot co-star Portia Doubleday. Recently, Rami has acknowledged that he is in a relationship with his Bohemian Rhapsody Co-star Lucy Boynton.
The talented Rami Malek has won several accolades. He won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Best Breakthrough performer off the year, Best Actor in a Drama series for Mr. Robot from PrimeTime Emmy Awards, Critics Choice Television Awards and Gold Derby Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. Recently, Rami won Breakthrough Performance Award for The Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018. Furthermore, he reached a milestone of his career when he achieved his first Oscars in 2019 for his lead role in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rami Malek has earned quite a bit from his stellar performance. Along with his home in San Fransisco, he owns an Audi R8, Lexus IS300h and a Honda CR-Z. His net worth is reported to be $8 million.
Rami has gradually made his way to the position he is today and undoubtedly he is one of the most deserving and eminent actors present in Hollywood. It goes without saying that his deft in acting, his passion, his diligence, and his intriguing upcoming projects promise towards a more successful career- ergo we hope this endowed actor continues making his audiences spellbound.
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