At 42 years old, Rami Malek has this physical status:
Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981) is an American actor and director.
Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker in the USA Network television series Mr. Defiant, was his breakthrough role. Robot (2015-present) has been recognized for his many accolades, including the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
He portrayed Freddie Mercury in the biographical Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018, which received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and British Academy Film Award for Best Actor.
He is the first Egyptian actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Malek was ranked one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2019. Malek, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, studied theater at the University of Evansville, Indiana, studying Egyptian immigrant parents.
He began his acting career in New York City theaters before returning to Los Angeles, where he found supporting roles in film and television, including the Fox sitcom The War at Home (2005–2007), and the Night at the Museum film trilogy (2006–2014).
He has worked on television and video games, as well as motion capture for the latter.
Rami Said Malek was born in Torrance, California, on May 12, 1981, the son of Egyptian immigrant parents Nelly Abdel-Malek and Said Malek (d. 2006). He has said he is also "an eighth Greek." Since his father, a travel agent and tour guide, became fascinated with Western tourists, his parents and older sister left Cairo in 1978. They settled in Sherman Oaks, mainly staying in the San Fernando Valley. Malek rarely ventured into Hollywood as a child, "I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, but I had no idea that I was right next to Hollywood." I seriously believed that it was a million miles away, but it's just a 10-minute ride." His father worked as an accountant and was a travel agent, while his mother worked as an accountant. Malek was raised in his family's Coptic Orthodox Christian faith and learned Egyptian Arabic at home until the age of four. Sami, his identical twin brother who is younger by four minutes, later became an ESL and English tutor. Yasmine, his older sister, is an emergency physician. His parents in Samalut emphasized the importance of preserving their Egyptian roots, and his father would wake him up in the middle of the night to talk on the phone with his Arabic-speaking extended family.
Malek, a first-generation American, found it difficult to assimilate during his childhood because of cultural differences, even though the majority of his childhood was told, 'No, my name is Rami.' It's a sad fact to think about because I didn't have the confidence to sue anyone at that time. As a result, he said it was difficult to establish a self-identity as a youth and gravitated toward "creating characters and doing voices" as he searched for an outlet for his energy.
Malek attended Notre Dame High School, where he was in the same class with actress Rachel Bilson. He's a year older than actor Kirsten Dunst, who also attended the academy and took a musical theater class with him. His parents had aspirations of him becoming a lawyer, so he joined the debate team in his freshman year. Despite struggling to formulate arguments, his debate instructor praised his abilities in a dramatic interpretation and encouraged him instead to perform the one-man play Zooman and The Sign at a competition. "I'm on stage with my dad and a crowd of other people [in the audience], but then I thought, 'Wow, something really special is happening here,'" says the actor. It was the first time he saw his father get emotional, and his parents' enthusiastic reaction to his appearance left him feeling he was ready to pursue an acting career. He and his brother were both active in the school's drama program.
Malek continued to study theater at the University of Evansville, Indiana, after graduating in 1999. He spent a semester in England, where he studied at Harlaxton College in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire, England. He interned at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, where he became a playwright August Wilson's acquaintance. "The talent at the University of Evansville was outstanding from professor to fellow actors," he said of his decision to enroll in the University of Evansville's theater program. The theater program requires a dedication and dedication that has resulted in the discovery of a work ethic that I didn't know existed." He received his BFA in 2003. The college later awarded him with the 2017 Young Alumnus Award, which is given to those who have "achieved personal achievement and contribute to their families and the University."
Malek tends to be reserved in interviews, having mentioned in one of them that he prefers to remain "anonymous" in foreign countries. He avoids social media. He was "very reluctant to reveal anything about himself," the New York Times said. He claims to be the opposite of Elliot's introverted character that he portrays in Mr. "I'm an exuberant person," a robot says. I thrive on affection. I love chit chat; one of the great things about living in New York is that you meet so many strangers, and I love meeting people and hearing their stories.
Malek and his brother bought a house in Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon neighborhood in 2009. In 2021, he bought a neighboring house. After "falling in love" with London, he said in an interview during the 2019 BAFTA Awards. Malek has been in a friendship with his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton since 2018.
Malek wanted to attend grad school for theater after college; with college debt increasing, he moved to New York, where he shared a one-bedroom Lower East Side apartment with friends who were also in the theater community. His circle of friends included writers and producers, many of whom would come together to create the Slant Theatre Project, and they would perform their own plays around the area. Malek met casting director Mali Finn, who advised him to stay and look for jobs in Hollywood while visiting his family in Los Angeles. He began working at a Hollywood restaurant where he made ends meet after returning to his parents. He made falafel and shawarma sandwiches. Despite returning his resume to film companies, he found it impossible to work as an actor, resulting in bouts of depression and a loss of hope. Rather than opting for a career in acting, he considered getting a real estate license rather than going for an acting career.
Malek finally received a call from casting director Mara Casey after a year and a half. She wanted to talk to his agent. When she revealed that he did not have one, she told him to get one first. Malek suggested they meet anyway after a pleasant chat. He agreed, and the interview culminated in him playing his first role in Gilmore Girls, his first role; the episode in which he appeared in first aired in January 2004. He appeared in Johnny Boy at the 130-seat Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California, and later in the production Shoes opposite Kelli Giddish with the Slant Theatre Project in New York City. He also voiced "additional characters" for Halo 2, for which he was uncredited. He received his Screen Actor Guild card in 2005 for his role in two episodes of Steven Bochco's Over There. Later this year, he appeared on Medium in an episode of Medium and was cast in the recurring role of Kenny on the Fox comedy series The War at Home. GLAAD gave Kenny's "coming out" article an award. Pharaoh Ahkmenrah made his debut in 2006 as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the Museum's comedy Night. In the sequels Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and Night at the Museum (2014), he reprised his role. Jamie in Keith Bunin's The Credeaux Canvas at the Elephant Theatre in Los Angeles in the spring of 2007.
On the eighth season of Fox series 24's 'The suicide bomber Marcos Al-Zacar' appeared on television in 2010. He ordered his agent not to accept any role that portrays Arabs or Middle Easterners in a "poor image." He received critical praise for his portrayal of Corporal Merriell "Snafu" Shelton in the Emmy Award-winning HBO World War II mini-series The Pacific later this year. After the intensity of filming The Pacific, he decided to leave Hollywood and lived briefly in Argentina, but he has "since found better ways of coping." Malek's performance was praised by executive producer Tom Hanks during the filming of The Pacific. In the feature film Larry Crowne, Hanks would later portray him as college student Steve Dibiasi.
Malek obtained supporting roles in a number of major films thanks to these opportunities. Benjamin Benjamin, the "Egyptian coven" vampire, was cast in The Twilight Saga: Part 2 in August 2010. In the indie film Short Term 12, opposite Brie Larson, he played Nate, a new employee at a charity for youths. During this period, the 2012 remake of the South Korean film Oldboy was cut significantly, and Dancing Blood of Jesus, a crowdfunded film, he appeared in two Spike Lee films. The two guys have remained colleagues for as long as they were together. He appeared in Battleship, Oscar-nominated The Master, and Ain't Them Bodies Saints. On August 25, 2015, Josh, one of the main characters in Until Dawn, a horror game that was released on PlayStation 4, appeared as Josh. He lent his voice and likeness to the character and was completely motion-captured for the game.
Sam Esmail had auditioned over 100 people to play Elliot Alderson, a mentally ill computer hacker), for a performance he was writing. Since struggling to perform the role, he considered re-writing the script entirely. However, Esmail said, "It opened my eyes to who Elliot really was" after witnessing Malek's audition in late summer 2014. Mr. Sullivan, the resultant psychological thriller. On the USA Network, Robot premiered on June 24, 2015, with Malek in the lead role. He talked to a psychologist in order to portray the character, who suffers from mental and social disorders. Critics reacted angrily, with USA Today naming it his "breakout success" on the role. Malek's "magnetic appearance" was the "right reason" to watch the movie, according to Entertainment Weekly. Malek "anchored the story" and that his "spin" on the anti-hero trope "promises a new direction for prestige television," Backstage remarked that "spin" on the anti-hero trope "promises a new direction for prestige television. His appearances earned him nominations for the Dorian Award, Satellite Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. He was named Best Actor in a Drama Series by the Critics' Choice Television Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was the first non-white actor to win an Emmy since 1998. The show came to an end in December 2019, with Malek earning his third Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama.
Despite being one of 3000 actors to appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Malek appeared in Buster's Mal Heart, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016, to rave reviews. Malek plays a man who leads two lives, one as Jonah and another as Buster. Mr. Hancock's success with him in the role pretended. "I had no idea how massive and adored he would be," robot creator Sarah Adina Smith said. "Fans of Mr. Freddie," John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter wrote about the actor's appearance. In the least by this vehicle for Emmy Award-winning series actor Rami Malek, which both fits in with Mr. Robot, he will not be dissatisfied. In his first film role, the robot's delusion-prone nihilation and allows the charismatic actor to stretch out." Louis Dega appeared in Papillon, a 1973 film starring Charlie Hunnam, and malek next appeared as Louis Dega. It premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and had a limited box office release in August 2018. Malek appeared in BoJack Horseman (season 4), portraying Flip McVicker, a writer who does not believe in email.
In the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Malek portrayed Freddie Mercury in 2018. On October 23, 2018, the film premiered in London and became a big box office hit, grossing over $900 million worldwide on a $50 million production budget. It was the highest-grossing film of all time, and the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all time. Despite mixed reviews overall, Malek's performance was lauded by critics. He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the film. Malek came to London, where he worked with a dialect coach and a movement coach, as well as taking piano and singing lessons. He and his movement coach, Polly Bennett, watched Mercury videos for four hours each day. To get the best show, he had to watch the 1985 Live Aid concert video on YouTube at least 1,500 times. He also had to get used to speaking and singing with a pair of false teeth that mimicked Mercury's overbite. Malek's performance was so accurate that "we often forgot he was Rami," Queen's guitarist Brian May said. Malek considers that his Mercury role was the most important of his career, according to the narrator:
Malek will produce and appear in an eight-episode podcast called Blackout in December 2018. Scott Conroy, the creator of the podcast, a thriller about a small-town radio DJ who must "fight to save his family and the community from a coordinated attack that shatters the power grid and upends modern life." On March 19, 2019, the podcast debuted with two episodes, with six new episodes premiering weekly. It was named for Best Scripted Podcast on the 2020 Webby Awards (Fiction). In Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr., Malek also sang Chee-Chee the gorilla; the film was released in 2018 and released in January 2020. Malek appeared on the crime thriller The Little Things in May 2019, opposite Denzel Washington and Jared Leto. On January 29, 2021, the film was released. Malek played the main villain in James Bond's "No Time to Die" on April 25, 2019, as the main villain; he plays the "supervillain" Lyutsifer Safin. Principal photography on the film began in April 2019 and ended in October. Its initial launch date was set in April 2020, but the COVID-1923-related delays delayed it to October 2021. Malek hosted Saturday Night Live in October 2021 to promote the film's debut.
In David O. Russell's Amsterdam, Malek appears as part of an all-star ensemble cast; the film was released in early 2021 and will be released in November 2022. Malek was announced in December 2021 as having appeared in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer's ensemble cast.
Malek was directing a film for Universal Pictures as a child in 2018. Mr. Sam Esmail, based on Tamer Elnoury and Kevin Maurer's memoir American Radical, focuses on an undercover Muslim FBI agent working for the department after 9/11. Nazrin Choudhury was chosen to write the screenplay. Esmail said in April 2022 that the initiative was not going to be completed, but that he and Malek were determined to work on something else, and that they had already discussed another film project. Malek said he is working on a film, one he plans to write, produce, and direct himself on a modest budget, since it is a tale he believes "might get by studios looking for something a bit more general and commercial."