You probably know Tia and Tamera Mowry, the Olsen twins (Ashley and Mary-Kate), Jon and Dan Heder, and Dylan and Cole Sprouse, who rose to fame together as siblings in Hollywood. But did you know that the U.S film industry has several other celebrity twins whose counterparts live very far away from the spotlight? Rami Malek, the twin brother of Sami Malek is one of such stars.
For so many years, Rami has been in the spotlight due to the nature of his job. Being a very talented actor, his on-screen performance has not only earned him a large followership on social media platforms but also a wide media coverage as well as international audiences. Sami, on the other hand, is not the type of guy who likes the camera. He is known for two things – he is Rami’s twin and a school teacher.
The Malek brothers are identical twins. Even though Rami enjoys the greater share of media and public attention, his brother is an impressive chap in his own right. Sami works as a teacher at Joseph Le Conte Middle School, which is located in Los Angeles.
Sami Malek’s Bio
Sami Malek was born to his parents, along with his twin brother, on the 12th day of May 1981. He holds an American nationality and has Egyptian roots. As for his educational achievements, Sami is yet to share with us the schools he attended and when he actually graduated from them. As detailed on his online profile, his twin brother studied at Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California and later the University of Evansville in Indiana. He graduated in 2003 with a degree in Fine Arts. It is not known if Sami attended the same institutions of learning with his famous brother.
If there’s one thing that is obvious about Sami’s brother, it is that he loves his teaching job and he enjoys every moment of it. Although people may think that the actor is influencing lives more than his twin, the fact remains that both of them are relevant in their respective careers and we are happy for them.
Family – Parents and Sister
Sami’s family is made up of his parents, twin brother, and older sister. The names of his parents are Nelly Abdelmalek (mother) and Said Malek (father). The two are of Egyptian origin and Coptic Orthodox faith too. They migrated to the United States of America many years ago. Said Malek, served as a tour guide in Cairo, after which he took to the Insurance business. He was born in 1942 and died in the year 2006. His wife, Nelly is a renowned accountant.
The Joseph Le Conte Middle School teacher has an older sister named Yasmine Malek. A medical doctor, Yasmine is not famous as her actor brother. She stays away from the spotlight but is very supportive of her younger brothers’ careers. The last member of Sami’s family is Rami, the ever impressive Hollywood star who has won about three prestigious awards for himself, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (at the age of 18) and Critics’ Choice Award.
Relationship With Rami Malek
Sami and Rami Malek are not just brothers, they are twins although the latter is four minutes older than the former. Even though the Malek brothers are on two different career paths, they are supportive of their individual professions. Despite their demanding jobs, the brothers are often seen attending public events together – they obviously have each other’s back.
Rami stormed the movie industry in the year 2004, a year after he graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana. He made his first on-screen appearance in the 2004 TV series Gilmore Girls, wherein he starred as Andy. So far, he has more than 17 films and ten television series under his belt, with Mr. Robot being the most notable of them al.
In addition to his Critics’ Choice and the Primetime Emmy Awards, Rami has bagged the Screen Actors Guild Award, TCA Award, and Golden Globe Award nominations. His biggest role in Hollywood is playing the fictional character Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen (a music band), in the 2018 Drama/Biography film, Bohemian Rhapsody. Freddie died at the age of 45 in 1991 from bronchial pneumonia due to AIDS.
Apart from his projects in the movie industry, Sami Malek’s twin brother Rami plies his trade in the gaming community. His video game credits include Until Dawn (2015), The Legend of Korra (2014), and Halo 2 (2004).