He was also in the videogame Until Dawn (2015) as Joshua "Josh" Washington.
Malek is set to portray musician Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biographical drama Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Since 2015 he has played the lead role in the critically acclaimed USA Network computer-hacker, psychological drama Mr. His performance earned him nominations for the Dorian Award, Satellite Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as wins in the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
He appeared in two Spike Lee films during this time, the 2012 remake of the South Korean film Oldboy in a part that was cut and later in the crowdfunded Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
He also had minor roles in Battleship, Oscar-nominated The Master, and Aint Them Bodies Saints.
During the filming of The Pacific, Malek met executive producer Tom Hanks, who was impressed with his performance and would later cast him as college student Steve Dibiasi in the feature film Larry Crowne, released in July 2011.
After this period, Malek acted in supporting roles in many major films.
Malek attended high school with Kirsten Dunst, who was a grade below and shared a musical theater class with him.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003 from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.
He appeared as Josh, one of the main characters, in Until Dawn, a 2015 horror game released on the Play Station 4 on August 25, 2015.
He lent his voice and likeness to the character and was fully motion captured for the game.
Malek has an identical twin brother named Sami, younger by four minutes, who is a teacher, and an older sister, Yasmine, who is a medical doctor.