Mahershala Ali - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 10, 2020
|Born on :||February 16, 1974 (age 47)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Hayward, California, USA|
|Father's Name:||Phillip Gilmore|
|Mother's Name:||Willicia Goines|
|University:||St. Mary's College of California, New York University|
|Married Date:||June 27, 2013|
|Wife's Name:||Amatus Sami-Karim|
Bari Najma Ali (daughter)
|Height:||1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)|
|Weight:||85 kg (187.39 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Mahershala Ali?
Mahershala Ali is an actor, rapper by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in The 4400, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, House of Cards, The Hunger Games.
Mahershala Ali – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Mahershala Ali’s birth took place on February 16, 1974, in Hayward, California, USA. He was born as Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore to father Phillip Gilmore, an actor and mother Willicia Goines, an ordained Baptist minister. He is yet to share facts on his sibling(s), if he has any.
young Mahershala Ali with his father (Instagram)
Raised by his mother, Ali graduated from high school. He then attended St. Mary's College of California on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a degree in mass communication.
Later on, he enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and earned a master's degree in acting in 2000. He converted to Islam in 2000 and changed his name from Gilmore to Ali.
His ethnicity is African-American.
Mahershala Ali - Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Mahershala Ali married his longtime girlfriend Amatus Sami-Karim on June 27, 2013. Sami-Karim is also an actress and a musician. The couple had first met while they were in college.
He and his wife welcomed their first child, daughter Bari Najma Ali on 22 February 2017. The couple is raising their daughter best they can and are living without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.
Mahershala Ali – Career
Ali had joined SMC on a basketball scholarship and played for the SMC Gaels. But due to the treatment given to him by his team, he became disenchanted with the idea of a sports career.
He gradually developed a love for acting which lead him to land an apprenticeship at the California Shakespeare Theater after graduation.
Mahershala Ali's career as an actor started in 2001 with his full name Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, until 2010. From 2010 he began to get credited as Mahershala Ali.
In addition to acting, Ali is also a rapper. He signed with Hieroglyphics Imperium during the late 2000s as Prince Ali. He had also released an album Curb Side Service in 2007 but chose not to promote it. Instead, he had made a decision to focus more on acting.
Mahershala Ali is well recognized for roles in TV series House of Cards, Marvel's Luke Cage and in the films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
In 2008 his major role came with the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Since then he has starred in films Predators, The Place Beyond the Pines, Free State of Jones, Hidden Figures, Moonlight (2016), Green Book (2018), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
Some TV series in which he has starred in includes The 4400 (20004-2007), True Detective (2019), etc.
In July 2019 it was announced that Mahershala Ali will star as Blade in future Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.
In the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mahershala Ali starred alongside Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Madisen Beaty, etc.
Mahershala Ali - Awards, Nominations
As of 2019, Mahershala Ali has had 14 prestigious award nominations including 2 Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Among all the nominations he has won 2 Academy Awards, a BAFTA, 2 Golden Globe Awards, and 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Mahershala Ali - Net Worth, Salary
Mahershala Ali's net worth is estimated to be around $8 million while his annual salary is under review.
Mahershala Ali - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, Mahershala Ali is active on Instagram with more than 721k followers and counting. He is absent from other social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
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