Rami Malek

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Rami Malek - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Rami Malek is a commercially and critically successful American Actor. He’s best known for his roles as Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot (2015-2019) and Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

He has received a long-list of awards for his performances, inlcuding the Primetime Emmy Award, Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award and many more.


His acting passion began when he performed a play for a school competition. Thus, he decided to study theater at the university.

After graduating, he moved to New York and formed a theater project with his friends.

When he visited his family in Los Angeles, a casting director Mali Finn asked him to stay to pursue a career as an actor.

Eventually, he got his first role for Gilmore Girls, a TV sitcom in 2004. In the same year, he was cast on the Fox series titled The War at Home.

His prominent role was in the Night at The Museum sequels as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah.

The opportunities started to come. He portrayed HBO miniseries The Pacific, Larry Crowne, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Yet, his breakthrough was becoming a hacker on Mr. Robot. He received Emmy Awards and was nominated in other prestigious awards like Golden Globe Award and the Critics’ Choice Television Award.

He got more spotlight after portraying the lead vocalist of Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody.

He received many Best Actor awards from various film industry awards, such as the Golden Globe and Academy Award.

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  • Full Name: Rami Said Malek
  • Stage Name: Rami Malek
  • Nickname: Rami
  • Birthday: May 12, 1981
  • Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Coptic Orthodox
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
  • Education: University of Evansville
  • Hobbies: Talking to strangers, traveling, playing video games
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
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  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Green
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  • Father: Said Malek
  • Mother: Nelly Malek
  • Brother: Sami Malek
  • Sister: Yasmine Malek

Girlfriend & Dating History

Portia Doubleday

In 2015, he started dating Portia, who’s his co-stars in Mr. Robot. She often pictures of them both on her social media page.

Unfortunately, they decided to call it off in 2017 according to a report by US Weekly. Since then, she has taken down any of his pictures from her Instagram page.

Angela Sarafyan

He was linked to Angela, who’s also starring in Twilight saga alongside of him as his love interest in Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

The dating rumors were first spread by Vulture. However, neither of them has ever adressed them.

Lucy Boynton 

Rami was reported to be dating Lucy, who’s his co-star and love interest in the Bohemian Rhapsody, by US Weekly in 2018.

It was followed by People magazine who claimed to caught the couple kissing in August 2018, and another news by The Daily Mail that stated they were seen embracing their arms to each other in Los Angeles around November.

However, not much is known about their relationship, as Rami tends to keep his love life out of the spotlight.

Net Worth

According to multiple sources on the internet, his net worth is estimated to be around $20 million, in which he mainly earns through his acting works.


Mr. Robot was probably the most notable television series done by Rami. It wasn’t disclosed how much he earn for starring in the series.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, how much a lead actor in a television series earns varies based on their experience. However, in average, it ranges between $75 thousand and $100 thousand for each episode.

That being said, he was not exactly a newcomer when appearing in the series. Considering that iit was a breakout hit, he can possibly earn up to $1 million for each episode.

Another prominent work of his is Bohemian Rhapsody, which make a gross profit of $860 million worldwide according to a report by Forbes.

As cited from THR report, he is estimated to be paid $5 milllion to $20 million for the movie.

Real Estate

Rami reportedly has been living in a relatively humber bungalow located in Laurel Canyon since 2009, alongside with his identical twin, Sami Malek, who’s a high school teacher.

However, in May 2021, he has purchased a mid-century modern villa just across the street of his old house. The property reportedly costs $2.1 million.


In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed that he owns an Audi S5. Although he doesn’t specify the model year, an Audi S5 costs over $50 thousand in average.


  • Rami’s parents are immigrants from Egypt.
  • After moving to America, his father worked as an insurance salesperson and his mother became an accountant.
  • Although his parents are supportive, they actually wanted Malek to be a lawyer.
  • His lips and wide eyes are his trademarks.
  • He fluently speaks Arabic.
  • Some of his idols are Freddie Mercury, The Queen, and his mom.
  • He is a fan of chamomile tea and handwritten letters.
  • His favorite food is a sandwich.
  • Malek’s good friends are James Ransone and Bassam Habib.
  • Rami’s older sister is a medical doctor and his twin brother is a teacher.
  • Rami Malek attended Notre Dame High School as American actresses Kirsten Dunst and Rachel Bilson.
  • He dated a girl named Emily. Apparently, she is the stepsister of his co-star in Mr. Robot, Christian Slater.
  • Rami majored in Fine Arts and studied theater in the university.
  • He also worked for a Mediterranean restaurant during his early career in the filming industry.
  • He got Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actor in a TV series in 2016. At that time, he became the first actor of color in 18 years that win the title.
  • When he was in Paris, he joined the 2017 Women’s March.
  • Rami Malek almost turned down Freddie Mercury’s role for a cameo appearance in Rocketman.
  • While filming Bohemian Rhapsody, he wore Freddie Mercury’s golden teeth.
  • In 2018, he became the second Arabian ancestry that wins the Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • In 2019, Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • His ideal type is…
  • His net worth is around $20 million.

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  • Oppenheimer (2023), as TBA
  • Amsterdam (2022), as Tom Voze
  • No Time to Die (2021), as Lyutsifer Safin
  • The Little Things (2021), as Jim Baxter
  • Dolittle (2020), as Chee-Chee (voice)
  • The Ben Cobb Show (2019), as Harry Bardo
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), as Freddie Mercury
  • Papillon (2017), as Louis Dega
  • Buster’s Mal Heart (2016), as Buster
  • Project X (2016), as Co-Narrator (voice)
  • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014), as Seneschal Higginbottom
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014), as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah
  • Need for Speed (2014), as Finn
  • Oldboy (2013), as Matt Browning
  • Short Term 12 (2013), as Nate
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), as Will
  • The Master (2012), as Clark Massey
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), as Benjamin
  • Battleship (2012), as Lieutenant Hill
  • Larry Crowne (2011), as Steve Dibiasi
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah
  • Night at the Museum (2006), as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah

TV Series

  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix ⏐ 2017-2018), as Flip McVicker (voice)
  • Mr. Robot (USA Network ⏐ 2015-2019), as Elliot Alderson
  • Believe (NBC ⏐ 2014), as Dr. Adam Terry
  • The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon  ⏐ 2012), as Tahno (voice)
  • Alcatraz (FOX ⏐ 2012), as Webb Porter
  • The Pacific (HBO ⏐ 2010), as Merriell “Snafu” Shelton
  • 24 (HBO ⏐ 2010), as Marcos Al-Zacar
  • The War at Home (HBO ⏐ 2005-2007), as Kenny Al-Bahir
  • Medium (CBS ⏐ 2005), as Timothy Kercher
  • Over There (FX ⏐ 2005), as Hassan
  • Gilmore Girls (The CW ⏐ 2004), as Andy


“I’m very fortunate to have the privilege of working with directors like Bill Condon and Paul Thomas Anderson, who I think is one of the greatest filmmakers of our time.”

“My sister is an ER doctor, and my brother is a teacher.”

“Being on a Paul Thomas Anderson film, the best decision an actor can make is to listen to Paul Thomas Anderson. Because he’s probably not going to steer anyone in the wrong direction. I would always say go with your gut on any other movie set, but with Paul, I would say go with Paul’s gut.”

“Mara Casey gave me my first job. I saw something online, and it was for a part in a Gilmore Girls episode, and I thought I was right for it.”

“All you ‘Twilight’ fans, can’t thank you really enough for being so supportive. You’re real cool people.”

“I would say ‘The Master’ was one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever got to work on.”


1. Look at his lips! He was born to play Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

2. What do you think of his side profile?

Rami Malek - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

3. He wears black from head to toe

Rami Malek - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

4. What about this red outfit with a YSL belt?

 Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

5. His big smile with the Oscar statuette looks charming

 Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Many people call him nuts when pursuing a career. Yet, he proves them wrong and becomes the legendary award-winning actor from Egypt.