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Ready to meet a new Twilight Saga star, readers?

While he may be arriving too late to the franchise to compete with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and company, Rami Malek has landed the role of Benjamin in Breaking Dawn. This character will be an ally to Edward and Bella as they battle the Volturi.

So, who is Rami Malek? Get to know him better below:

  • He appeared on a trio of 24 episodes in 2010.
  • He’s most prominent role was as “Snafu” in HBO’s acclaimed mini-series The Pacific.
  • He was raised in Los Angeles and has a twin brother.
  • He earned a BFA from the University of Evansville.

Malek’s character will appear in the second Breaking Dawn movie, as sources confirm the final installment will be broken into a pair of movies. Welcome him to the franchise now!