Oscar Award-winner Rami Malek is an American actor and producer who is popular for portraying the role of Freddie Mercury in the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. As for a fact, Malek is the first actor from Egyptian heritage to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.
He is also popular for his role in the films Night at the Museum, Larry Crowne, Short Term 12, Oldboy, Need for Speed, Papillion, and more.
In 2022, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Times magazine. He has been nominated for various awards for 43 times and has won 14 altogether.
Professional since 2004, Rami Malek, indeed, has grabbed enormous fame & fortune within a span of 15 years. Online sources cite that the Los Angels-born actor has a net worth of $12 million as of May 2022.
In 2022, the Celebrity Net Worth is estimated his fortune to be $9.5 million. The major source of his massive earnings is the acting career.
Right after his graduation from the University of Evansville, Rami jumped from theaters to on-screen in 2004 & records 33 acting credits so far.
He has appeared in many box-office successful films: Night At The Museum, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) & others.
Malek is set to appear in the James Bond film No Time to Die (2020) sharing the screen with Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright & many others.
Furthermore, he will star alongside Denzel Washington & Jared Leto in the 2021 crime thriller film The Little Things (under post-production).
Malek made his acting debut right after his graduation from a theater with his friends. They moved from one place to another playing their own plays. He made his first film debut with the 2004 film, Gilmore Girls.
Following his debut role in Gilmore Girls, Malek voiced the ‘additional characters’ in the video game Halo 2. The following year, Rami received his Screen Actors Guild card for his work in two episodes in Over There.
He made his feature film debut in 2006 when he got cast as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the fantasy-comedy film Night at the Museum starring Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino and Dick van Dyke.
Later, Rami appeared in its sequels, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).
In 2015, Rami’s career breakthrough role came in with the American drama thriller TV series, Mr. Robot (2015- 2019) where he portrayed the role of Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity hacker and engineer who suffers from clinical depressions and social anxiety disorder.
Having appeared in The War (2005- 2007), Malek made appearances in the films: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 (2012), Need for Speed (2014), and Buster's Mal Heart (2016).
Likewise, his mirror roles credits include Battleship, The Master, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and others.
Moreover, Malek has made an appearance on The Ellen Show alongside Ellen DeGeneres.
Malek portrayed the role of Freddie Mercury in the biopic of the band, Queen.
The movie was titled after the most popular song of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody where he appeared alongside Joe Mazzello, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Aidan Gillen, and others.
Moreover, Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May served as consultants in the movie.
The movie premiered on 23rd October 2018 in the United Kingdom and on 2nd November 2018 in the United States of America crossing over $903.7 million against the budget of $50-55 million. The movie was the sixth highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide and the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all-time.
For his outstanding performance in the movie, he won Golden Globe for the Best Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award, the BAFTA Award, and many more.
He became the first actor from Egyptian descent to win an Academy Award for the Best Actor for his role in the film.
Moreover, the American has earned numerous other awards through his acting prominence:
Queen is a British rock band formed in the 1970s in London with Freddie Mercury as the lead vocalist and pianist, Brian May as lead guitarist and vocals, John Deacon as bass guitar, and Roger Taylor as drummer and vocals.
The band’s music was progressive rock, hard rock, and heavy metal in the initial stage which eventually turned into more conventional and radio-friendly works with further styles like pop-rock and arena rock.
The band has sold around 170 million to 300 million records making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Similarly, the band has won several awards and honors for their work.
Throughout their career, they released 15 albums which are listed below:
Similarly, some of the all-time hit songs are We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Another One Bites the Dust, Love of my Life, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, I Want To Break Free, and more.
Here is a list of earnings from a few of his movies:
|Year||Movie||Box Office Collection|
|2018||Bohemian Rhapsody||$903.7 million|
|2014||Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb||$363.2 million|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2||$829.7 million|
|2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||$413.1 million|
|2006||Night at the Museum||$574.5 million|
Fun Fact: Rami Malik is portrayed by comedian Pete Davidson in the Saturday Night Live skits.
The 38-year-old actor also receives a decent amount of money from his sponsorship and deals. He was chosen alongside A$AP Rocky and Boy George for the Dior Men’s Spring campaign in 2017. In a similar way, he has appeared in magazine cover of big companies like GQ Middle East and others.
He is followed by 3.1 million on his official Instagram account and 678k on Twitter. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he can earn at the range of $6,006 to $10,011 per sponsored post with Instagram.
Apart from his acting career, Malek is also involved with charities Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union aka ACLU.
In September 2018, he collaborated with the RED organization after being inspired by the role of Freddie Mercury as an ambassador to raise funds & awareness to help eliminate HIV/AIDS.
Rami resides in a million-dollar mansion in the United States of America alongside his twin brother Sami Malek. Despite the name and fame, Malek has not disclosed information regarding his house and other assets and properties he owns.
Malek is looking for a home in London after he fell in love with the place.
He rides around expensive cars like Audi S5 which cost around $55,575 to $63,275, and more.
Besides this, he has not revealed details on his tax payments. He surely has his life, health, property, and car insurance done for financial cover-ups.
Did You Know? Rami Malek is a fan of Audi cars.
Rami Said Malek was born on 12th May 1981 in Los Angeles, California to Egyptian immigrant parents, Nelly Abdel-Malek and Said Malek. He holds an American nationality and has a mixed ethnic background.
Rami grew-up alongside his twin brother Sami Malek who is only 4 minutes younger than him and older sister Yasmine who is an ER doctor.
He went to Notre Dame High School and graduated in 1999. He then studied theater at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, and earned his degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003.
Malek is 40 years old as of May 2020. He has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
Rami is yet to marry or have a wife. Currently, he is in a romantic relationship with his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton. The pair started dating after they met on the set of the film.
Prior to this, he was linked with his Mr. Robot co-star Portia Doubleday.