Who is Mahershala Ali?
Mahershala Ali is an American actor and rapper who is a recipient of several awards, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. His famous performances include in The Hunger Games, Luke Cage, House of Cards, and Hidden Figures.
Full Name: Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
Age: 45 years old
Date of Birth: February 16, 1974
Place of Birth: Oakland, California, USA
Father’s name: Philip Gilmore
Mother’s name: Willicia Goines
Profession: Actor, Rapper
Net Worth: $8 million
Relationship status: Married
Height: 6 ft. 1 inch
Weight: 85 kg
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Dark brown
Early Life, Wiki, and Career:
He was born on the 16th of February, 1974, as Mahershalhashbaz Gilmore, in Oakland, California.
His nationality is American and ethnicity is African-American. He joined St. Mary’s College of California (SMC) in Moraga, California and graduated in 1996 with a degree in mass communication. After that, he got enrolled in an acting program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 2000 with an MFA degree.
He made his breakthrough in his career from the role of Dr. Trey Sanders son the TV series Crossing Jordan. After that, he appeared as Richard Tyler on the sci-fi TV series ‘The 4400’ from 2004 to 2007.
After that, he appeared in the fantasy film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ in which he depicted the character of Tizzy alongside Brad Pitt.
His other notable appearances include in ‘Hunger Games’, ‘The Place Beyond Pines’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘House of Cards’, and many more.
His one of the biggest work includes in ‘Moonlight’ in which he portrayed the role of Juan, a drug dealer in Miami which helped him earn a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination. Also, he won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role in 2017 and also made history as the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.
Family Life, Parents:
His father’s name was Phillip Gilmore who was an actor and his mother’s name is Willicia Gilmore who is a Christian Minister. He was raised as a Christian by his mother but converted to Islam in 2000.
Relationships, Married, Daughter:
Mahershala Ali is a married person. He has been married to music producer Amatus-Sami Karim since June 27, 2013. They had met while he was studying for his master’s degree at New York University in 2000. The pair welcomed a daughter named Bari Najma Ali in February 2017.
Mahershala Ali stands a height of 6 ft 1 in (187 cm) and his weight is 85 kg or 187 lbs. And he has dark brown colored hair and dark brown colored eyes.
Net Worth and Salary:
He has an estimated net worth of $8 million, in 2019 and he has forged a prolific acting career with a number of breakout roles in many successful projects.
Social Media Accounts:
Mahershala Ali is active on different social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, etc. He is active on Instagram and has more than 668K followers.