Who is Rami Malek and where is he from? Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and Oscar winner

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RAMI  scooped the coveted Best Actor gong at the Oscars 2019 for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the recent Queen biopic.

Here’s everything you need to know about the talented actor…

Rami Malek got his debut acting role in Gilmore Girls in 2004
Rami Malek got his debut acting role in Gilmore Girls in 2004
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Who is Rami Malek and where is he from?

Rami Malek, 37, is an actor from LA who was born May 12, 1981.

He comes from a family of Egyptian immigrants and his father was formerly a tour guide in Cairo.

He attended the same high school as The O.C. star Rachel Bilson and Kirsten Dunst.

In 2003 he graduated with a degree in fine arts from the University of Evansville, Indiana.

He won the Best Actor award at the Oscars 2019 for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Rami looks strikingly like Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami looks strikingly like Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody
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What has Rami Malek starred in?

Rami’s debut TV role was a guest appearance on Gilmore Girls in 2004.

In 2006 he made his feature film debut as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in Night At The Museum alongside Ben Stiller.

He also played the suicide bomber Marcos Al-Zacar in the Fox series 24.

In 2010 he took on the role of the Egyptian coven vampire Benjamin in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Since 2015 he has played the lead role in the psychological thriller series Mr. Robot about a computer hacker.

He has also lent his voice to the video games Halo and Until Dawn on PlayStation 4.

Rami Malek perfoms as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic
Rami Malek performs as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic
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What were the reviews for Rami Malek’s role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody?

Rami Malek’s starred as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

His performance was met with largely positive reviews, even though the film itself earned an average of two or three stars.

James East’s review in The Sun said: “…the whole film depends on Malek’s depiction of Mercury, which doesn’t so much carry the film as save it. He is fantastic.”

Likewise, The Telegraph’s review described Rami’s performance as “excellent” and “a feat of impersonation”.


Is Rami Malek single?

Rami Malek is dating his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton.

They are thought to have been in a relationship since April 2018.

An insider told US Weekly: “They met while filming in London. He is so into her. He goes and visits her in London all the time.”

Lucy was the first person Rami acknowledged when his name was called out at the Oscars.

The actor kissed his girlfriend multiple times on the lips before taking to the stage.

And he ended his acceptance speech saying: “Lucy Boynton you are the heart of this film.

“You are beyond immensely talented. You have captured my heart, thank you so much.”

This isn’t the first time Rami has been romantically linked to a co-star.

He’s also been rumoured to have dated Portia Doubleday who he starred alongside in Mr Robot and Angela Sarafyan who was in Twilight.

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