Mahershala Ali


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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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 74 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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House of Cards Remy Danton
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  Blade (announced)
Blade
  Invincible (TV Series) (announced)
Titan
- Episode #1.1 ... Titan
 2019 True Detective (TV Series)
Wayne Hays / Detective Wayne Hays
- Now Am Found (2019) ... Detective Wayne Hays
- The Final Country (2019) ... Detective Wayne Hays
- Hunters in the Dark (2019) ... Wayne Hays
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... Wayne Hays
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... Wayne Hays
 2019 Alita: Battle Angel
Vector
 2018 Room 104 (TV Series)
Franco
- Shark (2018) ... Franco
 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Uncle Aaron (voice)
 2018 Green Book
Dr. Donald Shirley
 2017 Madden NFL 18: Longshot (Video Game)
Cutter Wade
 2017 Comrade Detective (TV Series)
Coach
- Two Films for One Ticket (2017) ... Coach (voice)
 2017 Roxanne Roxanne
Cross
 2016 Hidden Figures
Colonel Jim Johnson
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
- Manifest (2016) ... Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
- Suckas Need Bodyguards (2016) ... Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
- Just to Get a Rep (2016) ... Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
- Who's Gonna Take the Weight? (2016) ... Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
- Code of the Streets (2016) ... Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
 2016 The Realest Real (Short)
The Minister
 2016/I Moonlight
Juan
 2016 Free State of Jones
Moses
 2016 Gubagude Ko (Short)
Ochoro
 2016/II Kicks
Marlon
 2013-2016 House of Cards (TV Series)
Remy Danton
- Chapter 52 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 51 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 50 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 45 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 44 (2016) ... Remy Danton
 2014/I Supremacy
Deputy Rivers
 2013 Go for Sisters
Dez
 2011-2012 Alphas (TV Series)
Nathan Clay
- God's Eye (2012) ... Nathan Clay
- If Memory Serves (2012) ... Nathan Clay
- Life After Death (2012) ... Nathan Clay
- Falling (2012) ... Nathan Clay
- When Push Comes to Shove (2012) ... Nathan Clay
 2011-2012 Treme (TV Series)
Anthony King
- I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say (2012) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- The Greatest Love (2012) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Knock with Me - Rock with Me (2012) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- That's What Lovers Do (2011) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- What is New Orleans? (2011) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2012 Alcatraz (TV Series)
Clarence Montgomery
- Clarence Montgomery (2012) ... Clarence Montgomery
 2011 Lights Out (TV Series)
Death Row Reynolds
- Unaired Pilot ... Death Row Reynolds (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie)
Gabe (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (Video Game)
Todd Stuart (voice, as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction (Video short)
Mombasa (voice, uncredited)
 2010 Predators
Mombasa (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 The Wronged Man (TV Movie)
Calvin Willis (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Mark Foster
- Unstable (2009) ... Mark Foster (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2009 The Majors (Video short)
prince ALI
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Detective Don Hughes
- Do No Harm (2009) ... Detective Don Hughes (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2009 Crossing Over
Detective Strickland (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2009 Honor Code (Video short)
prince ALI
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tizzy (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2008 Umi's Heart (Short)
Ezra (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2004-2007 The 4400 (TV Series)
Richard Tyler
- One of Us (2007) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Daddy's Little Girl (2007) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Fifty-Fifty (2006) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Terrible Swift Sword (2006) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- The Gospel According to Collier (2006) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2003-2004 Threat Matrix (TV Series)
Jelani Harper
- Cambodia (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- 19 Seconds (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Extremist Makeover (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Stochastic Variable (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- PPX (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
- Big Stones (2003) ... (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2003 Making Revolution
Mac Laslow (as Mahershala Karim-Ali)
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Tombs' Security Guard
- Lucky Strike (2003) ... Tombs' Security Guard (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Rashard Coleman
- Das Boots (2002) ... Rashard Coleman (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2002 Haunted (TV Series)
Alex Dalcour
- Abby (2002) ... Alex Dalcour (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2001-2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dr. Trey Sanders
- For Harry, with Love & Squalor (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- With Honor (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Crime & Punishment (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Lost and Found (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Acts of Mercy (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
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Other Works:

While at NYU, appeared in productions of "Blues for an Alabama Sky", "The School for Scandal", "A Lie of the Mind", "A Doll's House", "Monkey in the Middle", "The Merchant of Venice", "The New Place" and "Secret Injury, Secret Revenge". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali | Mahershala Karim-Ali

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Now, being one who lived in the era of Obama, there are so many markers of improvement made. It's hard to be mindful of that, in the same way you're going, 'Oh everything's cool now!' and it isn't. But I try to be mindful of how much of an improvement there has been because that gives hope. You need hope. I need hope! See more »

Trivia:

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). See more »

Trademark:

Deep, rich voice

Nickname:

Ali

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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