Sam Esmail (born September 17, 1977) is an American screenwriter, film and television director, and television producer. He is best known as the creator of the television series Mr. Robot (2015–present).
Esmail was born to an Egyptian family in Hoboken, New Jersey. His family is Muslim.
While attending New York University, he worked in its computer lab before being put on academic probation for an incident there. After graduating from that college’s Tisch School of the Arts, he went on to a Master of Fine Arts degree from the AFI Conservatory.
In 2008, Esmail’s first feature film screenplay, Sequels, Remakes & Adaptations, landed on the Black List, a yearly survey of over 600 production companies and film executives of the “most liked” motion picture screenplays not yet produced. In 2014, his feature length directorial debut, Comet was released by IFC.
He is the creator, executive producer and head writer of the technological thriller television series Mr. Robot, which premiered on USA Network on June 24, 2015. Esmail originally envisioned the project as a feature film.
In a BBC interview, Esmail explained the influence of his heritage on his work, “I tend to write about alienated figures who can’t connect with others and who are kind of distant from American culture. It’s not something I am consciously doing but it’s something that happens to be infused inside me because of my experience growing up in America.”
In August 2015, Esmail became engaged to actress Emmy Rossum after dating for two years. He directed her in his directorial debut, Comet. and they were married on May 29 2017
His younger brother, Samer Esmail, works with him as a post production assistant.
Rami Said Malek born May 12, 1981) is an American actor. He became known for the lead role of Elliot Alderson in the critically acclaimed USA Network television series Mr. Robot, for which he won a Critics’ Choice Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He also received Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and TCA Award nominations.
Malek has portrayed notable characters in film and television such as Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the Night at the Museum trilogy, Fox comedy series The War at Home (2005–2007),
HBO miniseries The Pacific (2010), Larry Crowne (2011), Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012), the independent film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) and the critically praised dramatic film Short Term 12 (2013). He was also in Until Dawn as Joshua “Josh” Washington.
2015–present: Mr. Robot and critical success
Malek currently plays the lead role in the critically acclaimed USA Network computer-hacker, psychological drama Mr. Robot, which premiered on June 24, 2015. His performance earned him nominations for the Dorian Award, Satellite Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as winning the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
In September 2016, Buster’s Mal Heart, the first movie in which Malek plays a starring role, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews. In it, Malek plays one man with two lives, Jonah and Buster.
In August 2016, it was announced that Malek will co-star with Charlie Hunnam as Louis Dega in a contemporary remake of the 1973 film Papillon. In November 2016, it was announced that Malek will star as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, to be released on December 25, 2018.
Hardly anyone who has been following the critically acclaimed USA Network television series Mr. Robot didn’t have a crush on Elliot Alderson. And even more crushes belong to the one who plays the deeply depressed hacker on the dense prestige-drama show, Rami Malek. 35-year-old Rami Malek has created quite a buzz in the industry and among the fans.
As of 2016, hot and dashing Rami Malek is believed to be single. There has been no rumor of his dating affair. And thankfully, we haven’t yet heard that this private hottie has a wife he has been secretly married to back in his ancestral grounds (his parents are Egyptian).
Back in 2012, when Rami Malek had been playing the vampire from Egypt in The Twilight Saga:
Breaking Dawn – Part 2, he was allegedly in a relationship with his co-star, Angela Sarafyan. Fans were swooning over this “near perfect and beautiful” couple.
But nothing had been and has been confirmed regarding this matter by either Rami or Angela or anyone official.
Rami Malek and Angela
Though only with a couple of rumors of alleged girlfriends- Rami Malek seems to have a pattern nevertheless.
In 2015, Rami was allegedly in a relationship with his Mr. Robot co-star Portia Doubleday.
Rami Malek and Portia Doubleday
Rumors have it that Rami and Portia are still an ‘item’, but nothing as of yet has been confirmed. Maybe we can expect Rami making his first ever relationship announcement someday soon with this hot co-star. We can only wait.
HE HAS A HUGE GAY FAN BASE
With his unique features and lack of girlfriend rumors, Rami Malek has been subject to various speculations about him being a gay.
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO — “Universal Cable Productions Party” — Pictured: (L-R) Rami Malek and Christian Slater — (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Syfy)
This rumor was even more fueled by his open display of spoken love for the producer and co-actor of Mr. Robot, Christian Slater.
Malek captioned a photo for Christian’s birthday on Instagram: “Everyone comment happy birthday so Christian can see! I literally love him he’s the sweetest most charming most talented dude ever and he makes rami so happy. Happy birthday dude! #elliotalderson #mrrobot #ramimalek”
Well! we can just hope that Malek comes forward and reveals about his private life ASAP.Share