Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 16-02-1974
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Oakland, California, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
    Mahershala Karim-Ali

  • Popularity: 7.36
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
1970 Sovereign
2016 The Realest Real as The Minister
2016 Gubagude Ko as Ochoro
2010 The Wronged Man as Calvin Willis
1970 The Personal History of Rachel DuPree as Isaac Dupree
2017 Roxanne, Roxanne as Cross
2018 Green Book as Dr. Don Shirley
2008 Umi's Heart as Ezra
1970 Blade as Eric Brooks / Blade
2003 Making Revolution as Mac Laslow
2010 Predators: Moments of Extraction as Mombasa (Voice)
2021 Swan Song as Milo
2016 Kicks as Marlon
2016 Free State of Jones as Moses Washington
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as Uncle Aaron / Prowler (voice)
2010 All Signs of Death as Gabe
2019 Alita: Battle Angel as Vector
2010 All Signs of Death as Mercer
2010 Predators: The Chosen as Mombasa
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Tizzy Weathers
2013 The Place Beyond the Pines as Kofi Kancam
2013 Go for Sisters as Dez
2016 Hidden Figures as Jim Johnson
2010 Predators as Mombasa
2014 Supremacy as Deputy Rivers
2016 Moonlight as Juan
2015 The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 as Himself
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as Boggs
2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Boggs
2009 Crossing Over as Detective Strickland
2020 Between the World and Me
2009 The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button as Self
2020 We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest
2021 Swan Song
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2004 The 4400 (33 episode) as Richard Tyler
2001 Crossing Jordan (23 episode) as Trey Sanders
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) as Mark Foster
2003 Threat Matrix (16 episode) as Jelani Harper
2016 Marvel's Luke Cage (13 episode) as Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
2013 House of Cards (52 episode) as Remy Danton
2014 True Detective (8 episode) as Wayne Hays
2009 Lie to Me (1 episode) as Detective Hughes
1997 The View (1 episode) as Self
2008 Stand Up to Cancer (1 episode) as Himself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2 episode) as Self
1953 The Oscars (1 episode) as Self
2016 Race for the White House (6 episode) as Narrator
1953 The Oscars (1 episode) as Self - Best Supporting Actor winner
2019 Ramy (6 episode) as Sheikh Ali Malik
2020 A World of Calm (1 episode) as Narrator
2017 Room 104 (1 episode) as Franco
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode) as Tombs' Security Guard
2021 Amend: The Fight for America (6 episode)
2011 Alphas (12 episode) as Nathan Clay
2021 Invincible (2 episode) as Titan (voice)

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