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Barkhad Abdi net worth and salary: Barkhad Abdi is a Somali-American actor who has a net worth of $100 thousand dollars. Barkhad Abdi was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and grew up in Yemen. In the late 90s, when he was in his early teens, his family relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota when Somolia broke out in a very violent civil war. Barkhad went on to graduate from Minnesota State University and then worked as a limo driver, a disc jockey, and as a store clerk for a cell phone company owned by his brother. In 2013, Barkhad made his professional on-camera debut in the film, "Captain Phillips" opposite Tom Hanks. His work in the film earned him widespread notice, and he has been nominated for and/or won 31 major film awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In March 2014, Barkhad Abdi revealed that he was paid $65,000 for his work in Captain Phillips. He was also given a minor bonus for promoting the movie and attending award shows. Immediately prior to landing the role, he worked at the cell phone store in Minneapolis that his brother owned.
Barkhad Abdi (Somali: Barkhad Cabdi, Arabic: ?????(R)?? ???????????; born April 10, 1985) is a Somali-American actor. He made his cinematic debut in the 2013 film Captain Phillips, for which he received various film award nominations, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Academy Awards and BAFTA, the latter of which he went on to win.


Abdi was born in 1985 in Mogadishu, located in the southern Banaadir region of Somalia. He was raised in Yemen.
In 1999, at the age of 14, Abdi moved with his family to Minneapolis, United States. He subsequently attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, located four hours northwest of Minneapolis. Before entering the film industry, he worked as a limousine driver at a relative's chauffeur company, a store-clerk at a self-employed telecommunications business with his brother Guled Abdi, and a disc jockey in Minnesota.
Abdi made his film debut in the 2013 movie Captain Phillips, where he stars as Abduwali Muse, a ship hijacker and pirate leader. He received a nomination for the role from the Screen Actors Guild for the Best Supporting Actor Award. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, Abdi received a Golden Globe Award nomination and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. His experience in Captain Phillips was his first in the film industry. After the nominations, he made a number of media appearances. In early 2014, Abdi said he planned to relocate to Los Angeles.
Abdi is presently directing a movie, Ciyaalka Xaafada. He has also directed several music videos. As of January 2014, he is reading scripts for a TV show.
In 2013, Abdi served as an Ambassador for the NGO Adeso run by the Somali environmentalist Fatima Jibrell.

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Watch: Barkhad Abdi reveals the best time he's ever been quoted back the 'I'm the captain now' line

That famous line from Captain Philips has become iconic, and with good reason. The actor who delivered (and improvised) it was Barkhad Abdi. Last night, the actor appeared on Conan, where he was asked if he ever gets quoted back the line - which he does ...
Posted: December 8, 2017, 6:11 am

TV highlights: ‘Will & Grace’ holiday special airs on NBC

Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight (Netflix) A stand-up comedy special from the former talk-show host. Conan (TBS at 11) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Barkhad Abdi, Dina Hashem. Fallon (NBC at 11:34) Kate McKinnon, Patton Oswalt, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 11:28 am

‘Dabka’ Film Review: A Scraggly Evan Peters Teams Up With Barkhad Abdi in Somalia

“American Horror Story” star delivers a high-energy and appealing performance as an inexperienced American journalist in a perilous overseas locale The pleasingly self-aware and fast-paced “Dabka” begins with narration by journalist Jay Bahadur ...
Posted: December 8, 2017, 10:21 am
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