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Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981)[1] is an Egyptian-American[2] actor. He won a Critics' Choice Award and the Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network
USA Network
television series Mr. Robot. He also received Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award, and TCA Award nominations. Malek has acted in supporting roles for other film and television series such as Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum
trilogy, Fox comedy series The War at Home (2005–2007), HBO
HBO
miniseries The Pacific (2010), Larry Crowne (2011), Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), the independent film Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) and the dramatic film Short Term 12
Short Term 12
(2013). He was also in the videogame Until Dawn
Until Dawn
(2015) as Joshua "Josh" Washington. Malek is set to portray musician Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury
in the upcoming biographical drama Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 2004–09: Early work 2.2 2010–15: Breakthrough 2.3 2015–present: Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot
and critical success

3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television 3.3 Video games

4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Rami Said Malek[3] was born in Los Angeles, to an Egyptian Coptic Orthodox family.[4] His late father was a tour guide in Cairo[5] who later sold insurance. His mother is an accountant.[6] Malek was raised in the Coptic Orthodox faith.[7] Malek has an identical twin brother named Sami, younger by four minutes, who is a teacher, and an older sister, Yasmine, who is a medical doctor. Malek attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, where he graduated in 1999 along with actress Rachel Bilson.[8] Malek attended high school with Kirsten Dunst, who was a grade below and shared a musical theater class with him. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003 from the University of Evansville
University of Evansville
in Evansville, Indiana.[9] Career[edit]

Malek at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International

2004–09: Early work[edit] In 2004, Malek began his acting career with a guest-starring role on the TV series Gilmore Girls. That same year he voiced "additional characters" for the video game Halo 2, for which he was uncredited.[citation needed] In 2005, he got his Screen Actors Guild card for his work on the Steven Bochco
Steven Bochco
war drama Over There, in which he appeared in two episodes.[10] That same year, he appeared in an episode of Medium and was cast in the prominent recurring role of Kenny, on the Fox comedy series The War at Home.[11][12] In 2006, Malek made his feature film debut as Pharaoh
Pharaoh
Ahkmenrah in the comedy Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum
and reprised his role in the sequels Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014). In the spring of 2007, he appeared on-stage as "Jamie" in the Vitality Productions theatrical presentation of Keith Bunin's The Credeaux Canvas at the Elephant Theatre in Los Angeles.[11][13] 2010–15: Breakthrough[edit] While shooting the Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum
films, Malek returned to television in 2010 in a recurring role as the suicide bomber Marcos Al-Zacar on the eighth season of the Fox series 24. Later that same year, he received critical acclaim[improper synthesis?] for his portrayal of Corporal Merriell "Snafu" Shelton on the Emmy Award-winning HBO
HBO
World War II mini-series The Pacific.[14][15][16][17][18] After the intensity of filming The Pacific, he chose to leave Hollywood and live in Argentina
Argentina
for a brief period of time.[19] During the filming of The Pacific, Malek met executive producer Tom Hanks, who was impressed with his performance and would later cast him as college student Steve Dibiasi in the feature film Larry Crowne, released in July 2011.[14][15][17] After this period, Malek acted in supporting roles in many major films. In August 2010, it was announced that Malek had been cast as the "Egyptian coven" vampire, Benjamin, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.[20][21][22] In 2013, he played Nate, a new employee of a group home for youths, in the indie darling Short Term 12, opposite Brie Larson. He appeared in two Spike Lee
Spike Lee
films during this time, the 2012 remake of the South Korean film Oldboy in a part that was cut and later in the crowdfunded Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. He also had minor roles in Battleship, Oscar-nominated The Master, and Aint Them Bodies Saints.

Malek in 2011

He appeared as Josh, one of the main characters, in Until Dawn, a 2015 horror game released on the PlayStation 4 on August 25, 2015. He lent his voice and likeness to the character and was fully motion captured for the game. 2015–present: Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot
and critical success[edit] Since 2015 he has played the lead role in the USA Network computer-hacker, psychological drama Mr. Robot. His performance earned him nominations for the Dorian Award, Satellite Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award, as well as wins in the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. In September 2016, Buster's Mal Heart, the first movie in which Malek plays a starring role, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews. In it, Malek plays one man with two lives, Jonah and Buster.[23] In August 2016, it was announced that Malek will co-star with Charlie Hunnam as Louis Dega in a contemporary remake of the 1973 film Papillon.[24] Papillon premiered September 2017 at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[25] In November 2016, it was announced that Malek will star as Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury
in the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, to be released on November 2, 2018.[26] In February 2017, Malek won the Young Alumnus Award from his alma mater, University of Evansville.[27] In 2017, he was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[28]. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2006 Night at the Museum Pharaoh
Pharaoh
Ahkmenrah

2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

2011 Larry Crowne Steve Dibiasi

2012 Battleship Lt. Hill

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 !The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Benjamin

Master 2012 !The Master Clark

2013 Ain't Them Bodies Saints Will

Short Term 12 Nate

Oldboy Browning

2014 Need for Speed Finn

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Pharaoh
Pharaoh
Ahkmenrah

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Seneschal Higginbottom

2016 Project X[29] Co-narrator Short film

Buster's Mal Heart Jonah / Buster

2017 Papillon Louis Dega

2018 Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury Post-production

2019 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle Chee-Chee (voice) Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2004 Gilmore Girls Andy Episode: "In the Clamor and the Clangor"

2005 Over There Hassan 2 episodes

Medium Timothy Kercher Episode: "Time Out of Mind"

2005–2007 War at Home !The War at Home Kenny Series regular, 21 episodes

2010 24 Marcos Al-Zacar 3 episodes

Pacific !The Pacific Merriell "Snafu" Shelton 6 episodes

2012 Alcatraz Webb Porter Episode: "Webb Porter"

Legend of Korra !The Legend of Korra Tahno (voice) 3 episodes

2014 Believe Dr. Adam Terry Episode: "Pilot"

2015–present Mr. Robot Elliot Alderson 31 episodes

2017 BoJack Horseman Flip McVicker (voice) 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes

2004 Halo 2 Additional voices Uncredited

2014 The Legend of Korra Tahno

2015 Until Dawn[30] Joshua "Josh" Washington Also likeness

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Rami Malek References[edit]

^ "Person Details for Rami Said Malek, " California
California
Birth Index, 1905–1995"". familysearch.org.  ^ "The 2016 Emmy winner for best actor in a drama series — an Egyptian-American who was that category's first non-white honoree in 18 years".  ^ Emami, Gazelle (August 28, 2015). " Rami Malek
Rami Malek
101: The Ultimate Guide to Your Summer Crush". Vulture.com. Retrieved September 18, 2016.  ^ Willmore, Alison (August 26, 2015). "The Hacker Heartthrob From Mr. Robot Who Owned Summer TV". BuzzFeed. Retrieved August 26, 2015.  ^ Drumming, Neil (August 28, 2015). "Looking Back on Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot
and a Season of Hacker Drama". The New York Times.  ^ Hughes, Sarah (July 14, 2016). "Mr Robot's Rami Malek: 'The world is in chaos – and all we do is hyperconsume'". the Guardian. Retrieved July 15, 2016.  ^ Berk, Philip (July 14, 2016). " Rami Malek
Rami Malek
on how Mr Robot changed his life". Star2.com. Retrieved September 18, 2016.  ^ "Notre Dame High School 1999 Activ Alumns". ndhs.org. Retrieved April 10, 2016.  ^ "Local Stars: Film and TV stars who lived and breathed Evansville at some point in their lives". Evansville Living. Retrieved June 25, 2015.  ^ Moynihan, Rob (January 18, 2016). "How I Got My SAG-AFTRA Card", TV Guide. p. 12. ^ a b "Interview with Rami Malek
Rami Malek
of The War at Home". AfterElton.com. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ "Interview with Rami Malek
Rami Malek
of The War at Home". Starry Constellation. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ "The Credeaux Canvas". Backstage. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ a b " Rami Malek
Rami Malek
Matures With War Role". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ a b "The Verge: Rami Malek". Movie Line. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ "Interview: Rami Malek
Rami Malek
– The Pacific". Entertainment Focus. Archived from the original on December 15, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ a b "The Pacific star Rami Malek
Rami Malek
has friends in high places". Cineplex.com. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ "Q&A With Actor Rami Malek
Rami Malek
– The Pacific". Criticize This!. Archived from the original on November 14, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ Yamato, Jen (September 14, 2016). "Mr. Robot's Mal Heart: Rami Malek on His Existential Crisis". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 13, 2017.  ^ "Breaking Dawn Casting News: Rami Malek
Rami Malek
To Play Benjamin". Hollywood Crush. MTV.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ " Rami Malek
Rami Malek
Joins Summit's Twilight Sequel Breaking Dawn". The Wrap. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ " Rami Malek
Rami Malek
joins Breaking Dawn". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 6, 2011.  ^ Berkshire, Geoff (September 12, 2016). "Toronto Film Review: 'Buster's Mal Heart'". Retrieved September 19, 2016.  ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (August 3, 2016). "'Mr. Robot's Rami Malek
Rami Malek
To Play Dustin Hoffman Role In 'Papillon' Remake". Retrieved September 10, 2016.  ^ Harvey, Dennis (September 8, 2017). "Toronto Film Review: 'Papillon'". Variety. Retrieved September 8, 2017.  ^ ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek
Rami Malek
to Play Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury
in Queen Biopic, Retrieved November 5, 2016. ^ Erbacher, Megan (February 14, 2017). "'UE's 2017 Alumni Award recipients announced'". Retrieved August 28, 2017.  ^ Rottenberg, Josh. "Motion picture academy opens its doors to 774 new members as push for diversity continues". latimes.com.  ^ Moltke, Laura Poitras, Henrik. "Project X". Field of Vision. Retrieved November 29, 2016.  ^ Pete Samuels (August 12, 2014). " Until Dawn
Until Dawn
unveiled for PS4 at Gamescom 2014". PlayStation.Blog.Europe. 

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Awards for Rami Malek

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Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series

Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2011) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2014) Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Robert Young (1956) Robert Young (1957) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1959) Robert Stack
Robert Stack
(1960) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1961) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1962) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1963) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1966) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1967) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1968) Carl Betz
Carl Betz
(1969) Robert Young (1970) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) Richard Thomas (1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake (1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1976) James Garner
James Garner
(1977) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1978) Ron Leibman (1979) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) Daniel J. Travanti (1982) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1985) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1986) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1987) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1988) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1989) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1992) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2003) James Spader
James Spader
(2004) James Spader
James Spader
(2005) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2006) James Spader
James Spader
(2007) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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