This is such a sad story! Somali American actor Barkhad Abdi got nomintaed for all the major awards including an Oscar for his first movie role ever! The 28 year old actor who played Muse, the leader of the group of Somali pirates who take on Tom Hanks in the movie Captain Phillips is reportedly broke!
How does that happen? With all the appearances and recognition the BAFTA Award winner has received lately, surely he is making some money…Right? Wrong!
According to the New Yorker, Abdi who fled wartorn Somalia with his family when he was just six is still struggling to make ends meet, even though he is enjoying a much higher profile now.