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Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali

Birthday: 1974-02-16 | Place of Birth: Oakland, California, USA

Mahershalalhashbaz "Mahershala" Ali (born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore; February 16, 1974) is an American actor. Ali began his career as a regular on series such as Crossing Jordan and Threat Matrix before his breakthrough role as Richard Tyler in the science-fiction series The 4400. His first major film release was in the 2008 David Fincher-directed romantic fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His other notable films include Predators and The Place Beyond the Pines. He played a major role in Free State of Jones, set during and after the American Civil War. Ali is best known for his recent roles as Remy Danton in House of Cards, Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes in Netflix's TV series Luke Cage, Juan in Moonlight, and Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and its sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2019
Alita: Battle Angel

as    Vector

2018
Green Book

as    Dr. Don Shirley

2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

as    Uncle Aaron / Prowler (voice)

2016
Hidden Figures

as    Jim Johnson

2016
Moonlight

as    Juan

2016
Kicks

as    Marlon

2016
Free State of Jones

as    Moses Washington

2016
Race for the White House

as    Narrator

2014
Supremacy

as    Deputy Rivers

2014
True Detective

as    Wayne Hays

2013
Go for Sisters

as    Dez

2013
The Place Beyond the Pines

as    Kofi Kancam

2010
The Wronged Man

as    Calvin Willis

2010
Predators

as    Mombasa

2008
Umi's Heart

as    Ezra

2008
Stand Up to Cancer

as    Himself

2008
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

as    Tizzy Weathers

2003
Threat Matrix

as    Jelani Harper