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Mahershala Ali

Actor | * 02/16/1974 (45) | Oakland, California, USA
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Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (né Gilmore; born February 16, 1974), known professionally as Mahershala Ali, is an American actor and rapper who is a recipient of several awards, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Time magazine named Ali one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. After pursuing a MFA degree from New York University, Ali began his career as a regular on television series, such as Crossing Jordan (2001–2002) and Threat Matrix (2003–2004), before his breakthrough role as Richard Tyler in the science fiction series The 4400 (2004–2007). His first major film release was in the David Fincher-directed fantasy The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). He gained wider attention for his supporting role in the Netflix politica... ()
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Mahershalalhashbaz "Mahershala" Ali (born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore; February 16, 1974) is an American actor. Ali began his career as a regular on series such as Crossing Jordan and Threat Matrix before his breakthrough role as Richard Tyler in the science-fiction series The 4400. His first major film release was in the 2008 David Fincher-directed romantic fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His other notable films include Predators and The Place Beyond the Pines. He played a major role in Free State of Jones, set during and after the American Civil War. Ali is best known for his recent roles as Remy Danton in House of Cards, Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes in Netflix's TV series Luke Cage, Juan in Moonlight, and Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and its sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Science Fiction | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Mahershala Ali

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards Golden Globe Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Mahershala Ali as Actor(24)

as Vector2019 Alita: Battle Angel
as Aaron Davis / Prowler (voice)2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
as Don Shirley2018 Green Book
as Cross2017 Roxanne, Roxanne
as Ochoro2016 Gubagude Ko
as Marlon2016 Kicks
as Moses Washington2016 Free State of Jones
as The Minister2016 The Realest Real
as Colonel Jim Johnson2016 Hidden Figures
as Juan2016 Moonlight
as Deputy Rivers2014 Supremacy
as Kofi Kancam2013 The Place Beyond the Pines
as Dez2013 Go for Sisters
as Calvin Willis2010 The Wronged Man
as Mombasa2010 Predators
as Gabe2010 All Signs of Death
as Mercer2010 All Signs of Death
as Detective Strickland2009 Crossing Over
as Ezra2008 Umi's Heart

TV Shows/Series with Mahershala Ali as Actor(12)

as Cornell Stokes2016 Marvel's Luke Cage
as Wayne Hays2014 True Detective
as Remy Danton2013 House of Cards
as Nathan Clay2011 Alphas
as Detective Hughes2009 Lie to Me
as himself2008 Stand Up to Cancer
as Richard Tyler2004 The 4400
as Jelani Harper2003 Threat Matrix
as himself1997 The View

Additional Information

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Full Name: Mahershala Ali
Born: Saturday, 02/16 1974 (February) in Oakland (current age: 45 years + 95 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: Saint Mary's College of California, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Other names for Mahershala Ali (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mahershalalhashbaz Ali"
"Mahershala Karim-Ali"
"마허샬라 알리"
"Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3279, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019