Rami Malek is popularly known for his remarkable roles in the series The Pacific, the film Night at the Museum, and many other notable productions. The Egyptian-American actor is also notable for his role in the thriller Mr. Robot. This actor started out in 2004 with guest starring roles on TV series like Gilmore Girls before his big break.
Malek’s image has been a topic of discussion on various platforms. Several questions have been raised regarding the personal life of the actor. Starting with the frequently asked, here are the things to know about this bloke.
Who Is Rami Malek?
Although he is an American, he is of Egyptian ethnicity. He was born on May 12, 1981. Rami Malek was a student of Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California. After his high school in 1999, he proceeded to the University of Evansville in Indiana, where he studied Fine Arts.
Following his graduation in 2003, Malek who was always inclined to the performing arts took steps towards achieving his dreams. He soon got a role in 2004 and featured on TV series Gilmore Girls. The following year, he appeared in two episodes of Over There, a war drama which earned him his Screen Actors Guild card. He appeared as ‘Pharaoh Ahkmenrah’ in the feature comedy film, Night at the Museum in 2006, and also reprised his role in the movie’s sequels.
Malek is also known for his remarkable performances in other notable productions like The Pacific, Short Term 12, The Master, and many others. He stars as the lead character in the popular thriller series Mr. Robot, which has earned him lots of recognition and accolades including Critics’ Choice Television Award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series’ and Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’.
Who Is His Twin Brother?
Rami Malek was born in 1981 to his Egyptian family. The actor was born to parents who practiced Coptic Orthodox faith. His father who is now late was a tour guide in Egypt’s capital Cairo before his death. His mother practices accounting.
The Egyptian-American actor has a twin brother called Sami. Rami is Sami’s older identical twin. Sami, a teacher is younger by four minutes. Rami also has an older sister named Yasmine.
Is He Gay?
Rami Malek is notoriously private with his personal life and hardly spares any information for the media and the public. But this does not discourage the media from digging continuously into his life. Speculations about Malek’s sexual orientation emerged after it was announced in 2016 that he would star in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Malek was to play the lead role of late Freddie Mercury who was the lead vocalist of the rock band, Queen. Late Freddie who was widely known as a homosexual died at the age of 45 in 1991 from AIDS which he reportedly contracted sexually.
Bringing Malek into the picture, the Mr. Robot star was tipped by many sources as the best candidate to fit the role of the late singer. This had stirred rumors about Malek’s sexuality with many inferring that he is not totally different from the character he was to portray.
However, everyone was perplexed when the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody was released in May 2018 with Malek exhibiting no gay attributes. He was instead seen flirting with women and showing no signs of love for men, as against Freddie Mercury’s lifestyle. The trailer also failed to highlight the late icon’s AIDS diagnosis. Critics bemoaned the makers of the movie for ignoring Freddy’s sexuality which was a taint on his memory.
Who Is Rami Malek’s Girlfriend?
The media was still curious about Malek’s sexuality until he was spotted with Bohemian Rhapsody co-star, Lucy Boynton at U2 concert held in Inglewood’s Forum venue, LA. This was in May 2018.
More so, the actor has been linked with several women in the industry although most of these reports turned out to be rumors. He was rumored to be dating Angela Sarafyan who was his love interest in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. However, it was never confirmed. He has also been linked to Portia Doubleday, his co-star from Mr. Robot.