Rami Said Malek (Arabic: رامي سعيد ملك; Rah-mee Sa'eed Mah-leek) is an American actor and voice actor born on May 12, 1981. He is best known for his role as the teenaged gay next-door-neighbor "Kenny" on the FOX comedy series The War at Home, for his role as Merriell "Snafu" Shelton in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, and for his role as the pharaoh Ahkmenrah in the feature films Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. In August 2010, it was announced that Malek had been cast as Benjamin in the final installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn. He provided the voice of Tahno in The Legend of Korra.
Rami is a popular Arabic name (رامي) derived from the verb "to throw" and means archer or good marksman; literally, "the one who throws the arrow."
Said (سعيد), his middle name, means "happy" in Arabic. The /'ee/ in /Sa'eed/ is pronounced as voiced pharyngeal fricative (/ʕ/), which has no equivalent in English but close to a "nasal" /ee/.
Malek is an Arabic word (ملك) meaning "king, chieftain" and may be used as an Arabic name.
Rami played Benjamin in part two of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, a vampire with a rare ability to physically manipulate the four elements (earth, wind, water, and fire), similar to the Avatar. In addition, while Tahno was turned into a non-bender by Amon, Benjamin was turned into a vampire by Amun.