RAMI Malek is one of the hottest prospects in Hollywood having starred in the likes of James Bond: No Time to Die and Bohemian Rapsody.
But one thing that has got many fans talking is his identical brother Sami, who has taken a very different path to his older sibling.
Who is Rami Malek’s twin Sami Malek?
Sami Malek was born in LA on May 12, 1981 – just four minutes after his older brother Rami.
The pair come from a family of Egyptian immigrants and their father was formerly a tour guide in Cairo.
While Rami has since gone on to become an award-winning actor, his brother Sami opted to stay out of the bright lights of Hollywood and instead chose to pursue a career in education.
According to his bio on the academy’s website, Rami double majored in American Literature & Culture and African-American Studies in college.
He then began his teaching career through Teach for America – a non-profit organisation to “grow the movement for educational equity and excellence”.
But, that has not stopped the pair from teaming up – as Rami previously admitted that the pair would try to use their uncanny likeness to their advantage.
During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2015, Rami explained how Sami needed extra credit to pass a class – and had to act out a monologue from a Greek tragedy in order to improve his grades.
But, Sami had a different idea.
Rami explained: “So he [Sami] calls me one day… he goes, ‘Hey, do you know a Greek monologue from a Greek tragedy?’
“Yeah, of course, I’ve just been doing this for four years. He goes, ‘Listen, I need you to come down to my university.’
“He goes, ‘I need you to do this for my class. It’s gonna give me the points I need.”
Rami continues: “I go, ‘Yeah I’m gonna get my points and we’re gonna make this happen.’
“And I deliver this monologue in front of the entire lecture hall and I get a few [bits of] applause, people dig it. And I think she starts looking at me kind of accusatorially, like, ‘Where the hell did you come up with that?’
“I told her, ‘Er, it’s just a hobby.'”
However, Rami later admitted that “we don’t look alike as much as we used to.”
Who is Sami Malek dating?
Given his tendency to stay out of the public eye, it is not known whether Sami is currently dating or not.
However, his brother Rami has been openly dating his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton since April 2018.
An insider told US Weekly: “They met while filming in London. He is so into her. He goes and visits her in London all the time.”
Lucy was the first person Rami acknowledged when his name was called out at the Oscars.
The actor kissed his girlfriend multiple times on the lips before taking to the stage.
He also ended his acceptance speech saying: “Lucy Boynton you are the heart of this film.
“You are beyond immensely talented. You have captured my heart, thank you so much.”