Although he was raised in LA, the 2016 Emmy Award Best Dramatic Actor, Rami Malek, has Evansville connections! He is an alumni of the University of Evansville. #gopurpleaces

When asked WHY the University of Evansville, by Ben Travers, an indiewire.com blogger, Rami had this to say ......

I really wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It’s all I kind of ever knew. I loved it, but I had a love-hate relationship with it at times.
Understandable.
I just wanted to get the best education, I thought, from a theater standpoint. I went to Chicago, I went to New York and as much as I loved those cities — I really do — I wanted the best program. I went to a play there; I saw “The Merchant of Venice.” They’re doing Shakespeare in Southern Indiana, in this tiny school, and they were killing it. So as much as I didn’t want to go to Southern Indiana, forgive me, I ended up having a blast and met some incredible friends, got a great education. I’m so happy that I did.

Last night, during the 2016 Emmy Awards, he was aware the coveted Best Dramatic Actor award. It is the first Emmy for Rami Malek.

The dramas series, I, Robot, for which Rami Malek won Best Actor in a Drama series, aires on the USA Network. Watch a clip!

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