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: Somali, American
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 54 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Barkhad Abdi Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, Director
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $200 thousand
Last Updated: April 2024

Barkhad Abdi is a Somali-American actor and director who is best known for his work in the movie ‘Captain Phillips’ for which he has collected BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and also an Academy Award nomination.  He was praised a lot by the critics as well as by the fans for his debut role. Coming from a poor background, with such talent is appreciated by the whole world.

Maybe you know about Barkhad Abdi very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Barkhad Abdi’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Barkhad was born on 10 April 1985, in Mogadishu, Somalia to a Majeerteen family. Shortly after his birth, the Somali civil war broke out in the rural areas and forced Barkhad’s family to shift to Yemen. His father changed his profession to teaching, to settle in Yemen for livelihood. Again in 1999, his family shifted to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they found a huge Somali community. He completed his graduation from Minnesota State University Moorhead. His first job was at a mall in Minneapolis as a mobile phone seller. He also served as a limousine driver at a driving company.

Personal Life

Barkhad is currently living in Los Angeles, California, with his parents, and also owns a house in Minnesota. There is no information revealed by Barkhad about his love life, or about his marriage. It is estimated that he is single and is focusing on his career than anything else. Barkhad told in an interview that the big lump in his forehead came from a serious car accident in which he was involved just a few days before the audition for Captain Phillips.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 April 1985, Barkhad Abdi is 39 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024. His height is 1.77 m tall, and his weight is 54 kg.


Barkhad rose to fame with his debut movie itself. He auditioned for Captain Phillips in the year 2013 and got selected for the same. He played the role of a ship hijacker and pirate leader named Abduwali Muse. He was directly not chosen for the role at first. He, along with three other actors, was shortlisted at the beginning, from more than 750 participants. Luckily, he got the role and was cast as Muse. He was paid a hefty sum of $65,000 for his appearance in the film. After the shooting of the movie was done, he returned to his brother’s shop in Minnesota to work as a phone seller.

Abdi’s acting was so praised by the critics that he got nominated for several awards throughout the industry. It’s fascinating that he reached the mountain top with his first movie itself. He later joined the cast of the series ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and played the role of former warlord Roko Makoni. He was again cast in the comedy movie Trainwreck. His movie as a director was called Ciyaalka Xaafada. He then went on to direct several music videos.

Awards & Achievements

Barkhad Abdi’s award tally is never-ending. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his outstanding acting in the movie Captain Phillips, which was his first movie as an actor. Some of the awards and nominations are listed below:

  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Academy Awards (2013)
  • Won Best Actor in a Supporting Role award in BAFTA Awards (2013)
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor- Motion Picture in Golden Globe Awards (2013)
  • Won Best Supporting Actor and Best Breakthrough Performance in Black Reel Awards (2013)
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in National Society of Film Critics (2013)

Net Worth & Salary of Barkhad Abdi in 2024

Barkhad Abdi Net Worth
Barkhad Abdi Net Worth

As of April 2024, Barkhad Abdi has accumulated a total of $200 thousand as his net worth through his immense hard work and dedication. He came from a very poor background and used to work in a small shop in Minnesota as a phone seller. He then went on to receive several awards and nominations for one breakthrough role. He was paid $65,000 for his work in his debut film. He then went on to become a movie director.

Barkhad Abdi is famous for his role in the movie Captain Phillips for which he received a lot of appreciation from his fans as well as from the critics. He comes from a very poor background whose family moved from Somalia to Yemen because of the Somali Civil War. He worked as a mobile phone seller before getting into the actual business.  It’s fascinating that he reached the mountain of success with his first movie itself.


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