Rami Malek Biography | 411Celeb.com
  • Rami Malek Biography

    Born: May 12, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, United States

    RAMI MALEK costarred in “Short Term 12,” which won the Grand Jury Award at the South by Southwest Festival. Prior to this, he costarred in the worldwide mega-hit “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.” He was previously best known as Merriell “Snafu” Shelton from HBO’s Emmy Award®-winning miniseries “The Pacific,” produced by the team of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He also played the role of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the box-office smash hits “Night at the Museum” and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.” Following his star-making turn on “The Pacific,” Rami was cast in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams. He was then cast in “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” a Sundance Award-winning independent film starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. He was next seen in Spike Lee’s adaptation of the acclaimed Korean thriller “Oldboy.”

    A graduate from the University of Evansville, Malek spent many years working in regional and off-Broadway theatres before moving back to his hometown of Los Angeles in 2004. His first audition was his first job on the WB’s “The Gilmore Girls.” Soon afterwards, he landed a recurring role on Steven Bochco’s acclaimed FX series “Over There” as Hassan, an Iraqi prisoner. Rami’s edgy performance led him to a role on NBC’s “Medium,” where he played an aggressive and dangerous incarcerated youth with multiple personalities. After these two dramatic roles, Rami showed his comedic skills as a series regular on the sitcom, “The War at Home.” Later, he enjoyed a recurring arc on the final season of the hit series “24” as Marcos, a suspected suicide bomber, and then embodied a disturbing murderer-violinist on J.J. Abrams’ “Alcatraz.” He will re-team with Abrams this spring on NBC’s “Believe,” created by Alfonso Cuarón.

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