|Birthdate:||May 12, 1981|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
Biography and career Edit
Malek was born in Los Angeles, California. He is of Egyptian descent. Rami has an identical twin brother called Sami. Malek graduated in 1999 from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. After that, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Evansville.
Malek started his acting career in 2004, with a role on the TV show Gilmore Girls. After that, he has appeared in shows like Medium and Alcatraz. He also appeared in two episodes of HBO's Over There, along with Omid Abtahi, Sprague Grayden, Michael Cudlitz, and Lombardo Boyar. He also had a lead role in the sitcom The War at Home from 2005 to 2007.
Aside from his TV work, Malek has appeared in films like Larry Crowne, Battleship (with Peter MacNicol and Louis Lombardi), The Master, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (with Billy Burke), Oldboy, and Need for Speed. He has also appeared in all three Night at the Museum films as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah. The franchise has also featured appearances by Kim Raver and Patrick Sabongui.
In 2012, Malek appeared in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, and prominently featuring James Badge Dale.
In 2015, Malek received critical acclaim for his leading turn in the USA series Mr. Robot (with Sandrine Holt), playing a paranoid, possibly delusional hacker swept up in a conspiracy to topple the world's biggest corporation. For his role in Mr. Robot's first season, Malek won Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, along with numerous other awards and nominations.
- Scenemakers Season 8 Episode 8
Selected filmography Edit
- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
- Need For Speed (2014)
- Oldboy (2013)
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (2012)
- The Master (2012)
- Battleship (2012)
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
- Night at the Museum (2006)
- Mr. Robot (2015-present)
- Alcatraz (2012)
- The Pacific (2010)
- 24 (2010)
- The War at Home (2005-2007)
- Gilmore Girls (2004)