Rami Malek Biography
Name: Rami Said Malek
Date of Birth: May 12th 1981
Location: Los Angeles, California.
Active Years: 2004 - present
Rami Malek was born May 12th, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. He is of Egyptian descent and was raised as a Christian. He has an identical twin brother named Sami.
Rami is the older twin by four minutes.
Rami attended the Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Indiana.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his twin brother Sami.
Rami's brother has even joked about how the Twilight series will have fans knocking on their doors and has suggested changing the locks. Rami doesn't think that he will be that popular because of the saga for such measures.
In 2004, Rami landed a role playing 'Andy' in Season 4, of the Gilmore Girls, as well as minor roles in Medium and appearing in two episodes of Over There. He also is well known for his reoccurring role as 'Kenny' in the US sitcom, The War At Home, appearing in 21 of the 44 episodes, until the show was cancelled after only 2 seasons
However in 2006, Rami got the role in his first film, Night at the Museum, playing as Pharaoh, Ahkemenrah, where he adopted an English accent for the role. He later reprises his role again in 2009, for Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian and then again in 2014 for the third and final installment for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. This film marks the final goodbye, as well as a fitting memorial tribute for both Mickey Rooney and Robin Williams who passed away earlier in 2014.
In between these two films, Rami did take to the theatrical stage in the spring of 2007, for the Vilality Production of Keith Bunin's 'The Credeaux Canvas' playing the role of 'Jamie' at the Elephant Theatre in Los Angeles.
In 2010, Rami returned to the television screens, where he appeared in three episodes of the final season (season 8) of 24, he played an Egyptian American suicide bomber, Marcos Al-Zacar.
Later in the same year, Rami played Corporal Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton in the critically acclaimed Emmy Award winning HBO World War II, ten part mini series, 'The Pacific'. Rami appeared in six of the ten episodes. During filming of the Pacific, Rami met the executive producer Tom Hanks, who was impressed with his performance, and since they both have become close friends.
In August 2010, it was announced that Rami was casted for the finale of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2, when he was casted as Vampire Benjamin, the element commander of the Egyptian Coven to face off against the Volturi.
In 2011, Rami starred in Larry Crowne, along side Tom Hanks, as 'Steve Dibiasi' and as a watch officer in the film 'Battleship' released on DVD in late August 2012
Rami has since been back on the television screens in 2012, starring in the first season of Alcatraz, as 'Webb Porter' in one episode and he also was the voice over of 'Tahno' in three episodes of the Nickelodeon series of The Legend of Korra. It is yet to be confirmed if he will be reprising the voice over for the next season of the animated show.
Rami has also starred in the Paul Thomas Anderson film 'The Master' where he plays 'Clark', Lancaster Dodd's son-in-law in the film, that has been critically acclaimed for it's insight into cults and scientology, Rami also stars in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, where he plays 'Benjamin' the element manipulator for the Egyptian Coven, both films were released on the big screen in November 2012.
He has also finished filming on David Lowery's film 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' where he plays 'Will', the film is about two outlaws who are forever on the run from the law, until Bob is sent to prison, four years after he is sentences, he escapes and sets out to reunite with his wife and daughter, the film premiered at the Sundance Festival on 20th January 2013, and was given amazing reviews.
In January 2013, it was announced that Rami Malek would be in the film adaption of the popular game 'Need For Speed' as 'Finn' - also Rami Malek will be starring in Spike Lee's horror remake of the South Korean film 'Oldboy'. Destin Daniel Cretton's SXSW festival award winning Indie film 'Short Term 12' as 'Nate' a newly recruited foster carer along aside Brie Larson and John Gallagher Junior.
It was announced in September 2014 that Rami Malek has landed a leading role in USA's new hacker drama series 'Mr Robot' along side Christian Slater. He will be portraying 'Elliot' who is a anti-social recluse who can only communicate with the outside world by hacking through his computer. USA Network picked up the series for ten episodes to be aired in June 2015