Rami Malek is an award-winning actor whose career in the movie industry began in the year 2004. His earliest works include Baltimore Girls, Over There, Medium, Night at The Museum, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. His big break came in the year 2010 when he scored an acting gig in the television series, The Pacific. Malek was further thrust into immense popularity five years later following his selection as a member of the acting crew in the universally acclaimed TV thriller Mr. Robot.
The actor is one of Hollywood’s most-sought male celebrities and for several reasons, he deserves all the attention as his personal life has always been a subject of interest to the public, especially his fans. In this piece, we’ll satisfy your curiosity by sharing with you all the facts you need to know about his personal life (his ethnicity, height, age, sister, who his twin sibling is, and if he is gay or not) and career.
Brief Bio (Age and Ethnicity)
The American actor is the son of Egyptian parents Said Malek and Nelly Abdelmalek who are of Coptic Orthodox faith. Rami was born in Los Angeles on 12th May 1981. His father, Said (born 1942, died 2006) was a tour guide in Cairo and later switched to Insurance while his mother is an accountant.
The American movie star has Egyptian roots as his parents migrated to the United States many years ago. Rami graduated from high school in 1999 when he completed his studies at Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California. He had his college career at the University of Evansville in Indiana, where he majored in Fine Arts. He graduated in 2003 and immediately embarked on making his dreams of becoming a movie superstar a reality.
He bagged his first screen time in 2004 in the TV series Gilmore Girls, wherein he portrayed the fictional character, Andy. Besides his roles on both the big and small screen, Rami also plies his trade in the gaming industry. His video game credits include Halo 2 (2004), The Legend of Korra (2014), and Until Dawn (2015).
Twin Brother and Sister
While Rami Malek has achieved fame as an actor, his twin brother Sami Malek is doing great in the field of teaching. The Malek brothers are identical twins, however, Rami is four minutes older than Sami. The two have an older sister called Yasmine Malek. She is an outstanding medical doctor and is very supportive of her brothers’ individual careers.
Is Rami Malek Gay?
As with most good-looking young male celebs, rumors of Rami being gay have been making the rounds for some time. While it is not true that the actor is gay, there are a few reasons the gossips have been swirling around the hunky actor. First and foremost, Malek has played gay characters in movies.
Apart from Fox network’s comedy series, The War at Home, where he was cast as a gay teenager, Rami’s role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody has continued to raise eyebrows after he was tipped to be the best actor to take up the role. Mercury was an extraordinary British gay lead singer who died of AIDS complications in 1991. Secondly, the Los Angeles-born star is very protective of his private life and lastly, his perspective on the LGBT community is on the supportive side.
Did we mention Rami has good looks? Forget about his height, he is hunky and has the kind of body most women dream about. In fact, many people consider him a sex symbol. Nevertheless, we can confirm that the Mr. Robot actor’s sexual orientation is straight.
Is He Dating, Who Is His Girlfriend?
The Hollywood star is currently dating Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton, who he met in London while filming. Boynton was born in New York City on January 17, 1994, but grew up in London. A product of Blackheath High School, the American-born English actress is known for roles in the television series Sense and Sensibility, Gypsy, and Life in Squares. Lucy and Malek are cast as lovers in the biographical drama, Bohemian Rhapsody, where the former plays Freddie Mercury and the latter Mary Austin.
Although the stars are yet to officially comment on their relationship, they’ve been spotted together severally. In March, they were seen at the front row at Miu Miu’s Paris Week fashion show in March and later at an event in Minneapolis the next month. Rami has been previously linked to his Mr. Robot co-star Portia Doubleday as well as several other women in the entertainment circle.
Rami Malek is apparently not among the league of the tallest actors in Hollywood, his height is listed as 5 feet 6 inches or 1.75 meters. He weighs a total of 70 kilograms or 154 lbs which is fitting for his average height. Regardless of this, his stature has never stopped his shine in the industry. While he has green eyes and black hair, his other body measurements are hard to come by.