Barkhad Abdi Nails the Audition

Barkhad Abdi Nails the Audition


Barkhad Abdi was 27, living in Minneapolis, working as a limo driver when a casting call came for Somali actors. He’d never acted in a film. But within a few short years, he was acting alongside Tom Hanks, getting an Oscars nod and showing up in TV and film roles. Here’s producer Britt Aamodt.