Barkhad Abdi
Oscar-nominated actor, 2014 BAFTA winner, Goodwill Ambassador for Adeso

Oscar-nominated actor and 2014 BAFTA winner Barkhad Abdi was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. When he was seven years old, his family moved from Somalia to Yemen to escape the civil war. His family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when he was age 14. Best known for his role opposite Tom Hanks in the movie Captain Phillips, Barkhad Abdi is also Goodwill Ambassador for the charity Adeso.