Mahershala Ali Biography

(Actor and rapper)

Mahershala is an American actor and rapper. He is married and a father of one.

Relationship Facts of Mahershala Ali

  • Mahershala Ali is married to Amatus-Sami Karim.
  • Mahershala Ali married on June 27, 2013.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 270 days 💑
  • He is father of One (Bari Najma Ali).
  • Mahershala Ali is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Mahershala Ali?

Mahershala Ali started going out with music producer Amatus-Sami Karim in 2000. They had met while he was studying for his master’s degree at New York University. And, had started dating soon after.

They got married on 27 June 2013 in a romantic and intimate wedding ceremony. In February 2017, Amatus-Sami gave birth to a daughter, Bari Najma Ali.

Who is Mahershala Ali?

Mahershala is an American actor and rapper who is a recipient of several awards, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

He set the record in Hollywood as the first Muslim actor to earn an Oscar following his role in Moonlight.

His star status has experienced a meteoric rise over the years with roles in House of Cards, The Hunger Games, Luke Cage, and Hidden Figures.

Mahershala Ali: Age( 48), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Mahershala Ali was born on the 16th of February, 1974, as Mahershalhashbaz Gilmore, in Oakland, California. His father’s name is Phillip Gilmore who is an actor. And his mother’s name is Willicia Gilmore who is a Christian Minister. He raises as a Christian by his mother but converted to Islam in 2000.

His nationality is American and his ethnicity is African-American.

Mahershala Ali: Education, School/College University

Mahershala Ali went to the St. Mary’s College of California (SMC) in Moraga. He was given admission in the college on a basketball scholarship but he eventually got discouraged about pursuing a career in sports. Ali graduated from SMC with a degree in mass communication in 1996.

He later got enrolled in an acting program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He graduated in 2000 with an MFA degree.

Mahershala Ali: Professional Life, Career

Mahershala 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. Ali’s minor roles have been shown on films like Making Revolution, Umi’s Heart. Moreover, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Predators, Crossing Over, Go for Sisters, The Place Beyond the Pines, Kicks, the Free State of Jones, etc are the movies he worked out.

Furthermore, 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: Awards, Nominations

He was nominated and won various of the popular awards.  He won awards in Academy Awards, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards. Moreover, he receives different awards in Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, AACTA Awards, African-American Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Black Reel Awards. 

He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Moonlight (2016) and Green Book (2018). Furthermore, he has won other various of the awards. 

Mahershala Ali: Net Worth($8 Million), Income, Salary

Mahershala Ali has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of  2022, as per celebrity net worth. The actor has forged a prolific acting career with a number of breakout roles in many successful projects.

Mahershala Ali: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

He has maintained a good relationship with all other people on his personal and professional life. And so he hasn’t been in any rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Mahershala Ali stands with a height of 6 ft 1½ in (187 cm). Likely his weight is 85 kg or 187 lbs. And he has dark brown colored hair and dark brown colored eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Mahershala Ali is active on different social media platforms and has a huge fan following. He is active on Instagram and has more than 668K followers. Likely, he also uses Twitter.

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