Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdi
Celebrated Name: Barkhad Abdi
Real Name/Full Name: Barkhad Abdi
Gender: Male
Age: 39 years old
Birth Date: 10 April 1985
Birth Place: Mogadishu, Somalia
Nationality: American, Somali
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 54 kg
Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children: No
Profession: Somali–American actor and director
Net Worth in 2024: $500 thousand
Last Updated: June 2024

Barkhad Abdi is a remarkable actor who has been featured in the best-known film as ‘Captain Phillips’ which has fetched him great recognition and popularity across the world. Barkhad Abdi is a Somalia born but who has achieved great response and popularity as a Hollywood actor. Initially, Barkhad Abdi was known to be a DJ as well as in the profession of a limo driver.

Due to his remarkable performance, Barkhad Abdi has been bestowed by numerous awards, achievements, and recognition. In addition to this, Barkhad Abdi has also exhibited skill and talent as a director as well. On a positive note, Barkhad Abdi was honored by the Academy Awards.

Early Life

Barkhad Abdi was born on 10 April 1985 in Somalia, but presently he is residing in California in the United States. Thus, Barkhad Abdi is an American citizen in the United States. Barkhad born to a school teacher and was not able to attend his primary school. A few years later, Barkhad, along with his parents, has moved to Yemen. Barkhad did his college from the ‘Minnesota State University Moorhead’.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 April 1985, Barkhad Abdi is 39 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024. His height is 1.77 m tall, and his weight is 54 kg.


In 2013, Barkhad Abdi got his first acting debut with the film ‘Captain Phillips’. Here, in this film, Barkhad Abdi played the character of ‘Abduwali Muse’ where he played the role which was much convincing and promising throughout the movie.

Due to his remarkable performance as an actor, Barkhad has been nominated for various awards for the category of the best supporting actor. Thus, Barkhad Abdi was nominated for the ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘Academy Award’, ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’, and lastly the ‘BAFTA Award’.

Barkhad Abdi has made a dynamic appearance in his first film ‘Captain Phillips’ which got an unbeatable response at the box office and thus made him significantly famous overnight.

Barkhad Abdi was given a whopping sum of worth $65,000 for his first appearance in the film ‘Captain Phillips’.

In 2014, Barkhad Abdi also worked for a television show where he used to read scripts daily.

Barkhad Abdi has also featured in a short television series ‘Hawaii Five-0’ where he played the character of ‘Warlord Roko Makoni’.

Abdi also featured in the comical film as ‘Trainwreck’.

Significantly, Barkhad Abdi has also featured in other notable films such as ‘Eye in the Sky’, ‘The Brothers Grimsby’, and many others.

Barkhad Abdi has also exhibited his skill and talent as a director where he directed the film as ‘Ciyaalka Xaafada’.

Awards and Achievements

In the year 2013, Barkhad Abdi has won several reputed awards for the film ‘Captain Phillips’ such as the ‘Black Reel Award’ in the category of the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ and also ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’.

Next, Abdi won the ‘Capri Award’ in the category of ‘Breakout Actor’ for the film ‘Captain Phillips’.

Again in the same year, Abdi won the ‘London Film Critics’ Circle Award’ for the film ‘Captain Phillips’ in the category of ‘Supporting Actor of the Year’.

Net Worth & Salary of Barkhad Abdi in 2024

As of June 2024, The total estimated net worth of Barkhad Abdi is about $500 thousand approximately.

Hence, this American-Somalia actor has set a new dimension in the entertainment industry with his powerful acting skill and versatility. Thus, Barkhad Abdi is a notable actor and a director who has gained a remarkable net fortune which is highly significant to imagine. Henceforth, he is an impressive actor who has exhibited his acting skill with unbeatable performance and energy levels to a wide range of audiences worldwide.


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