Originally from Mogadishu, Banadir, Somalia, Barkhad Abdi was born on 10 April 1985. He is an actor and director. Having made his debut in the film “Captain Phillips”, which is his most well-known role, he has gained a large amount of attention.
|Full Name||Barkhad Abdi|
|Date of birth||April 10, 1985|
|Age||37 years old (as of 2022)|
|Birthplace||Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.70m)|
|Barkhad Abdi Net Worth||$100 million (Last Updated 2022)|
Barkhad Abdi Net Worth in 2022
The net worth of Barkhad Abdi is estimated to be $100 million by the year 2022.
His performance in the film ‘Captain Phillips’ led to him receiving numerous accolades and awards during the year 2013, notably the ‘Black Reel Award’ for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’ and ‘Best Supporting Actor.’
Afterward, Abdi won the Capri Award for ‘Captain Phillips’ as a ‘Breakout Actor.’ This was also the year that Abdi won ‘Supporting Actor of the Year” at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards for his role in ‘Captain Phillips’.
Movies and Series
As an actor, Abid has appeared in a variety of movies and series, including Eye in the Sky (2015), Good Time (2017), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), as well as Blade Running (2017). In the series, he was seen in the second season of Castle Rock (2019).
Barkhad Abdi Biography
Barkhad Abdi was born in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia, on April 10, 1985. Aries is Abdi’s zodiac sign, and he is of Somalia-American descent. Having two brothers and a sister, Barkhad Abdi is the second child of the family.
You may be interested to know that Abdi’s mother is a homemaker and his father is a teacher. When he was seven years old, Somalia’s Civil War began, forcing his father to leave for Yemen. He expressed sadness about his mixed memories of Somalia in his interview.
It was in 1999 that he and his family were relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, as legal refugees. The majority of Somalis in the US live in Minneapolis. While he was a child growing up in Yemen, he played football on and on, but soon he lost interest. Then, basketball became his new hobby.
Barkhad Abdi Education
Abdi completed his high school education at Roosevelt High School near Standish, Minneapolis, in the year 2003. Then, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to join Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Barkhad Abdi Career
During the year 2013, he played the role of Abduwali Muse in the movie Captain Phillips. Following the release of this film, he gained an unimaginable amount of fame. From an amateur to a professional actor, his performances and roles proved his skills.
In 2015, he appeared on Hawaii Five-0 as Roko Makoni. He starred in the romantic comedy Trainwreck in 2015. The same year, he played Jama Farah in Eye in the Sky.
As of 2017, he starred in Bryan Buckley’s drama film The Pirates of Somalia. In 2017, he appeared in Blade Runner 2049, a neo-noir science fiction film. Although he put in a lot of hard work and received little support, he managed to come out on top.
Barkhad Abdi Age, Weight and Height
Having been born on April 10, 1985, Barkhad Abdi is now 37 years old. His height is 1.77 meters and his weight is 54 kilograms.