Barkhad Abdi is a famous actor and director who made his debut with the movie Captain Phillips which was released in the year 2013. He has also received an award for his supporting role and nominations for Golden award. He wasn’t able to gain recognition easily, but he struggled hard to make his name and fame in the entertainment industry. If you want to know about life, biography, career and net worth of Barkhad Abdi in 2020, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 10th April in the year 1985 in Mogadishu in Banaadir. When he was just six years old, he and his family moved to Yemen. His father was a teacher there, and they had to shift there to live with him. In the year 1999, he moved to Minneapolis with his family. He used to go to Minnesota State University at that time. Before entering the film industry, he used to sell mobile phones at the shop of his brother. He has also worked as a limousine driver at the company of his relative. After this, he has also worked as a Disco Jockey before becoming an actor.
He is living in Los Angels at present, and he also owns a home in Minneapolis. He had a lump on his forehead which came because of a car accident he had before giving audition for the movie Captain Phillips. He is the ambassador for Adeso, and this is Fatima Jibrell founded an NGO.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He made his film debut with the movie Captain Phillips which gained him worldwide fame. He played the role of Abduwali Muse who was a pirate leader in the movie. For this character, almost seven hundred people auditioned, and he was selected from all of them. He got around $65 thousand for that role, but he was nominated for various awards. He started working in his brother’s shop at that time. In the year 2014, he used to read scripts for TV shows and then he got a role in a TV show. He started working in a movie called Trainwreck. He directed some music videos and a film also.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Barkhad Abdi is around $200 thousand which he has earned by working as an actor. He has worked as a store clerk for a phone company which was owned by his brother. He has also worked as a disc jockey and limo driver. He has been nominated for total thirty-one film awards for his roles as an actor. He was paid around $66,500 for his work in the movie Captain Phillips which was a big hit.
Barkhad Abdi is a famous actor who has worked as a store clerk and other odd jobs. He also had a lump on his forehead beaus of an accident but he hasn’t revealed anything about his personal life to anyone because he likes to remain silent about it.