Rami Malek is an American actor. He is known for his role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. For his role as Alderson, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016.
Rami Said Malek was born in Torrance, California, on May 12, 1981, the son of Egyptian immigrant parents Nelly Abdel-Malek and Said Malek. He has said he is also “an eighth Greek”. His parents and older sister left Cairo in 1978 after his father, a travel agent and tour guide, became intrigued with Western visitors.
Malek is also known for his roles in the Night at the Museum trilogy, The Pacific (2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), and Short Term 12 (2013).
Malek played musician Freddie Mercury in the biographical drama Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). He won a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for this role in 2019.