Mahershala Ali Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Feb, 2019
Facts of Mahershala Ali
Date of Birth: 1974 , February-16
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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 has landed a number of breakout roles in both movies and TV series. He is a well-known American actor known best for his roles in films like Predators and The Place Beyond the Pines. 

Early Life And Career Of Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali 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 in 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, the Free State of Jones etc. His role in the super duper box office hit movie Moonlight along with Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, and Ashton Sanders earned him a lot of fame. 

His television credits include 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.

In the year 2018, the actor went on to appear in the TV series Room 104. 

Mahershala Ali's Net Worth And Earnings 

Mahershala Ali has an estimated net worth of $8 million, in 2019, as per celebrity net worth. 

Mahershala Ali's Personal Life And Relationship

Mahershala Ali is a married man who tied the knots with his girlfriend Amatus-Sami Karim, an actress and musician, on June 27, 2013. The actor and his wife Karim became the parents for the first time after they welcomed a daughter, Bari Najma Ali in 2017.  The two has been still together and living happily together. 

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.

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