Barkhad Abdi . Born: 04/10/1985 in Mogadishu, Banaadir, SO Jump to Related Articles Photos Filmography Biography Filmography Actor (6) Extortion 2016 (Movie) Miguel Kaba (Actor) Eye in the Sky 2016 (Movie) Jama Farah (Actor) Hawaii Five-O 2015 (Tv Show) Actor Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show) Actor Captain Phillips 2013 (Movie) Muse (Actor) Conan 2013 (Tv Show) Actor Biography . Milestones 2013 Starred in "Captain Phillips" opposite Tom Hanks. Bonus Trivia . Trained to execute many of the physical requirements of his role in "Captain Phillips," including boat navigation and weapons use. . Was initially criticized by members of the Somali community for participating in a film that they believed would demonize Somalis, but later received praise from many individuals.