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16 February 1974 Oakland, California, USA

Given Name

Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore

Nickname

Ali

How tall is Mahershala Ali?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Amatus Sami Karim

Life Story of Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, Moonlight, as well as reprising his role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the fourth and final installment in the critically and commercially acclaimed Hunger Games franchise, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, and Julianne Moore. As District 13's Head of Security, 'Boggs' (Ali) guides and protects Katniss (Lawrence) through the final stages of the district's rebellion against the Capitol. Lionsgate released the film on November 20, 2015.

Ali will next star in Gary Ross's civil war era drama The Free State of Jones opposite Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Keri Russell. STX Entertainment will release the film on May 13, 2016.

On television, Ali was recently cast in Netflix and Marvel Entertainment's Luke Cage in the role of Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes. A Harlem nightclub owner, Stokes will become an unexpected foe in Luke's...

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Deep, rich voice

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Actors Filmography
Invincible Titan, Sovereign , True Detective (2019) Wayne Hays / Detective Wayne Hays, Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Vector, Room 104 (2018) Franco, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Uncle Aaron, Green Book (2018) Dr. Donald Shirley, Madden NFL 18: Longshot (2017) Cutter Wade, Comrade Detective (2017) Coach, Roxanne Roxanne (2017) Cross, Hidden Figures (2016) Colonel Jim Johnson, Luke Cage (2016) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes, The Realest Real (2016) The Minister, Moonlight (2016) Juan, Free State of Jones (2016) Moses, Gubagude Ko (2016) Ochoro, Kicks...

Birth information

16 February 1974 Oakland, California, USA

Given Name

Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore

Nickname

Ali

How tall is Mahershala Ali?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Amatus Sami Karim

Life Story of Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, Moonlight, as well as reprising his role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the fourth and final installment in the critically and commercially acclaimed Hunger Games franchise, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, and Julianne Moore. As District 13's Head of Security, 'Boggs' (Ali) guides and protects Katniss (Lawrence) through the final stages of the district's rebellion against the Capitol. Lionsgate released the film on November 20, 2015.

Ali will next star in Gary Ross's civil war era drama The Free State of Jones opposite Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Keri Russell. STX Entertainment will release the film on May 13, 2016.

On television, Ali was recently cast in Netflix and Marvel Entertainment's Luke Cage in the role of Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes. A Harlem nightclub owner, Stokes will become an unexpected foe in Luke's...

Significant features of Mahershala Ali

Deep, rich voice

What movies did Mahershala Ali play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Invincible Titan, Sovereign , True Detective (2019) Wayne Hays / Detective Wayne Hays, Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Vector, Room 104 (2018) Franco, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Uncle Aaron, Green Book (2018) Dr. Donald Shirley, Madden NFL 18: Longshot (2017) Cutter Wade, Comrade Detective (2017) Coach, Roxanne Roxanne (2017) Cross, Hidden Figures (2016) Colonel Jim Johnson, Luke Cage (2016) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes, The Realest Real (2016) The Minister, Moonlight (2016) Juan, Free State of Jones (2016) Moses, Gubagude Ko (2016) Ochoro, Kicks...

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Received his bachelor of arts degree in mass communications from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.

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Is a respected rapper in the hip hop community, having collaborated and performed with notable artists such as Talib Kweli, Planet Asia, Keith Murray, and others.

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Ali has twice played the father to children with unusual (supernatural) aging issues: as Richard Tyler in The 4400 (2004), his character's daughter, Isabelle, goes from infancy to adulthood in a single episode, and as Tizzy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), he plays the adoptive father of a child who is born old and ages backwards.

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He is the son of Willicia (Goines) and Phillip F. Gilmore. His father has acted and his mother is a Christian minister. Raised a Christian, Ali later converted to Islam.

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As of 2019, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016) and Green Book (2018). Of those, Moonlight (2016) and Green Book (2018) are winners in the category.

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Revealed during his SAG Award speech in 2017 that he is a Muslim and converted to Islam 17 years earlier. He also mentioned in the same speech that his mother is an ordained minister.

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Became a father for the 1st time at age 43 when his wife Amatus Sami-Karim gave birth to their daughter Bari Najma Ali on February 22, 2017.

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His Oscar win for Moonlight (2016) marked the first time a Muslim actor won an Academy Award.

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Won his first Academy Award only four days after becoming a father for the first time in February 2017.

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Mahershala's unsuccessful auditions include The A-Team (2010) (for the part of B.A. Baracus) plus a role he lost out on in Game of Thrones (2011).

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Has always cuts his own hair ever since he was 12 years old.

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One of four multiple acting Oscar winners whose wins are all in Best Picture Oscar winners (the others being Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman). Two of Jack Nicholson's three acting Oscars are in Best Picture winners.

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Is only one of seven actors who have a 2-0 winning record when nominated for an acting Oscar, his two wins for Moonlight (2016) and Green Book (2018). The others are Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937); Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951); Helen Hayes for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) and Airport (1970); Kevin Spacey for The Usual Suspects (1995) and American Beauty (1999); Hilary Swank for Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004); and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012).

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With his Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actor for Green Book (2018), Mahershala Ali becomes the first black actor (male or female) to win twice in the supporting category. He is also the second black person (male or female) to win two competitive Oscars for acting-- the first being Denzel Washington who won in both the lead and supporting categories.

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