Barkhad Abdi . Born: 04/10/1985 in Mogadishu, Banaadir, SO Jump to Related Articles Photos Filmography Biography Filmography Actor (5) 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.