Birth Name: Rami Said Malek
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 12, 1981
Rami Malek is an American actor. His parents, Nelly Abdel-Malek and Said Malek, are Egyptian immigrants, who came to the U.S. in 1978. He has said that he is also of one eighth Greek ancestry.
His family are Coptic Christians. He has stated that he speaks Arabic “like a 10 year old” and that he grew up watching Egyptian movies with his parents.
He has a family background in the town Samalut, Egypt.
Rami has said:
There’s no first-generation, or second-generation removed. I am Egyptian. I grew up listening to Egyptian music. I loved Umm Kulthum. I loved Omar Sharif… These are my people. I feel so gorgeously tied to the culture and the human beings that exist there. I acknowledge that I have a different experience, but I am so enamoured and intertwined with Egyptian culture. It is the fabric of who I am.