Mahershala Ali Biography

Mahershala Ali

Quick Facts Of Mahershala Ali

Celebrated Name Mahershala Ali
Age 45 Years
Nick Name Mahershala
Birth Name Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
Birth Date 1974-02-16
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth Hayward, California, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Father Phillip Gilmore
Mother Willicia Goines
College / University St. Mary's College of California (SMC), Moraga, California
University New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Educational Qualification Degree in mass communication and MFA degree
Debut Television Show/Series Crossing Jordan (2001)
Debut Movie Making Revolution (2003)
Best Known For His roles in Moonlight and Green Book
Marital Status Married
Spouse Amatus-Sami-Karim
Married Date 2013
Children Bari Najma Ali (daughter)
Height 1.87 m(6 feet and 1 and a half-inch )
Weight 85 kg (187 lbs)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Chest Size 44 inches
Bicep Size 16 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Hair Style Short-trimmed
Net Worth $8 million (estimated)
Religion Muslim

Mahershalalhashbaz  Gilmore, popularly known as Mahershalalhasbaz Ali or simply Mahershala Ali is an American actor and rapper. He rose to prominence after he was cast as Richard Tyler in the science fiction series, The 4400. He is best known for his roles in Moonlight and Green Book. He is the recipient of two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

What Is Mahershala Ali Famous For?

- The first black actor to win two Academy Awards in the same category. 

Mahershala Ali parents

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Where Was Mahershala Ali Born?

Mahershala Ali was born on 16 February 1974. His birth name is Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore. His birth place is in Hayward, California in the United States. He holds American nationality. He was born to a father, Phillip Gilmore, and a mother, Willicia Goines. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He belongs to Black ethnicity.

He attended St. Mary's College of California (SMC) in Moraga, California in basketball scholarship. He was a prominent basketball player then. He graduated with a degree in mass communication from SMC in 1996. His interest in acting started after taking part in a staging of Spunk. He later enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his MFA degree in 2000.

Mahershala Ali Movies

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Television Career

He made his television debut as series regular as Dr. Trey Sanders in an American television crime drama series, Crossing Jordan in 2001. 

He later appeared in minor roles in tv series Haunted, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Handler, and Threat Matrix.

His breakthrough role is Richard Tyler on the science fiction television series, The 4400. He appeared on the series from 2004 until 2007. 

He had a major role as Remy Danton in an American political thriller web tv series, House of Cards from 2013 to 2016. 

He also had the major lead role as a troubled police officer in the third season of the HBO anthology crime series, True Detective in 2019. 

He also had major roles in science fiction dramatic tv series, Alphas and tv drama series, Treme in 2011. 

He has appeared in minor/guests roles in Lie to Me, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, All Signs to Death, Lights Out, Alcatraz, Marvel's Luke Cage, Comrade Detective, and Room 104 among others. 

Mahershala Ali TV Shows

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Film Career

He made his film debut in an American independent comedy film, Making Revolution in 2003. 

His first major film was the 2008 fantasy film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. 

His other major films are the final two parts of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay part 1 and 2, Moonlight, and Green Book. 

He won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Moonlight and Green Book. 

His other films are Crossing Over, Predators, The Place Beyond the Pines, Go for Sisters, Supremacy, Kicks, Free State of Jones, Hidden Figures, Roxanne Roxanne, and Alita: Battle Angel among others. 

He had voice roles in the computer-animated superhero film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

He will play the supernatural superhero Blade in a future Marvel Cinematic Universe adaptation of the character. It was announced at the annual San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019. 

Mahershala Ali Songs

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Music Career

He recorded rap music as Prince Ali in the 2000s. 

He was signed to Bay Area recording label Hieroglyphics Imperium. 

He released his album, Curb Side Service in 2007. 

He later chose to focus on his acting career. 

Mahershala Ali Honor

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Awards and Honors

He has won several awards in his career. Some of his major awards are, 

2017 Academy Award -  Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight.

2018 Academy Award -  Best Supporting Actor for Green Book.

2019 BAFTA Award - Best Film Actor in a Supporting Role in Green Book. 

2019 Golden Globe Award - Best Supporting Actor -  Motion Picture for Green Book. 

2017 Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Moonlight. 

2017 Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Hidden Figures. 

2019 Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Green Book. 

Mahershala Ali Awards

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Who is Mahershala Ali Married To?

Mahershala Ali is a married man. He is married to an actress and musician Amatus-Sami-Karim. They got married in 2013. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter in 2017. 

He has over 687k followers on his Instagram account.

Mahershala Ali Height

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How Tall Is Mahershala Ali?

Mahershala Ali stands at a height of 1.87 m i.e 6 feet and 1 and a half-inch tall. He has a body weight of 187 lbs i.e. 85 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a chest size of 44 inches, biceps size of 16 inches, and a waist size of 34 inches. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is dark brown as well. He keeps his hair short-trimmed.

Mahershala Ali Net Worth

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What Is Mahershala Ali Net Worth?

Mahershala Ali earns from his acting career. He has already established himself as one of the prominent actors in the Hollywood industry. He has thus appeared in numerous big hit movies and television series. His net worth is estimated at $8 million at present.

Did You Know?

  • His first name Maher-shalal-hash-baz is the prophetic child in Chapter 8 of the Biblical Book of Isaiah.
  • Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
  • He was known as "Hershal Gilmore" while playing basketball at SMC.
  • He was born Christian and later converted to Islam in 2000.
  • He changed his surname from Gilmore to Ali after converting into Islam.
  • He occasionally faces problems at airports and banks as he is converted Islam.
  • He is an Ahmadi Muslim.
  • He started his career using his full name until 2010 when he began using Mahershala Ali.
  • He has a cat named after the rapper, Nas.

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