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Mahershala Ali Biography

Mahershala Ali
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Aquarius
  • Name: Mahershala Ali
  • Birth Name: Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
  • Father: Phillip Gilmore
  • Nationality: Ameriacn
  • Birth Place/City: Oakland, California
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net Worth: $2 million
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Married: Not Yet
  • Education: New York University
  • Movies: The Free State of Jones
  • TV Show: The 4400
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Mahershala Ali is a well-known American actor known best for his roles in films like Predators and The Place Beyond the Pines. He was born on the 16th of February, 1974.

Born as Mahershalhashbaz Gilmore, in Oakland, California, he was raised as a Christina by his mother but converted to Islam in 2000. He also joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His education was done in 1996 from the St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga and he graduated with a degree in mass communication. He entered the SMC College with a scholarship in basketball but did not want to pursue a career in athleticism. After taking part in a staging of Spunk he started being interested in the field of acting. He also obtained an apprenticeship in the California Shakespeare Theater after his graduation. He also worked for the Gavin Report and got into the New York University graduate acting program. There he earned a Master’s degree and graduated on the year 2000.

Ali’s first notable roles include acting as Richard Tyler on the science fiction series The 4400. He then appeared as Colonel Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 as well as on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2. The 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button also portrayed him as Tizzy. His portrayal of Remy Danton on the Netflix series House of Cards is also a role which he has been critically acclaimed for. His minor roles have been shown on films like Making Revolution, Umi’s Heart, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Predators, Crossing Over, Go for Sisters, The Place Beyond the Pines, Kicks, Moonlight, the Free State of Jones etc. his television credits includes acting in Crossing Jordan on the between 2001 and 2002, on Haunted, NYPD Blue on 2002 and on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on 2003. He has also appeared in The Handler, Threat Matrix, The 4400, Lie to Me, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Lights Out, Alphas, House of Cards, Alcatraz etc.

His hunk has a lot of fans he has accumulated owing to his appearances on several shows and films. However, he has not had any girlfriends up until now, as far as the news of the tabloids has to be considered. There have not been rumors or controversies regarding him being gay but as there is no information about him having a girlfriend, such rumors have come up. He has never been married and doesn’t seem to be planning on doing so anytime soon; it is also known that he does not have children.

What is known about this dude is that he has a net worth of 2 million dollars. This can be attributed to the number of roles he has played on television and films. Information about him can be searched on social networking sites that he is active in as well as on various biography sites like the wiki.

 

  • Last modified : 15 December, 2015
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