Person Details

Birthday: 1974-02-16 23:19:24

Aliases: Mahershalalhashbaz Ali , Mahershala Karim-Ali , 마허샬라 알리 , Махершала Али

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Oakland, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 26

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Alita: Battle Angel
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7

Alita: Battle Angel

(2019) Vector
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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7

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

(2000) Tombs' Security Guard
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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7
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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8

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

(2008) Tizzy Weathers
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
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7
Marvel's Luke Cage
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7

Marvel's Luke Cage

(2016) Cornell Stokes
House of Cards
Average
8

House of Cards

(2013) Remy Danton
True Detective
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8

True Detective

(2014) Wayne Hays

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 N/A
2020 N/A
Narrator
2019 Sheikh Ali Malik
Vector
2018 Uncle Aaron / Prowler (voice)
Dr. Don Shirley
2017 Franco
Cross
2016 Jim Johnson
Juan
Cornell Stokes
Cottonmouth
The Minister
Marlon
Moses Washington
Ochoro
Himself
Narrator
2015 Boggs
Self
Himself
2014 Boggs
Deputy Rivers
Wayne Hays
2013 Dez
Kofi Kancam
Remy Danton
2010 Mombasa
Mombasa (Voice)
Mombasa
Gabe
Mercer
Calvin Willis
2009 Detective Strickland
Detective Hughes
2008 Tizzy Weathers
Ezra
Himself
2004 Richard Tyler
2003 Jelani Harper
Mac Laslow
2001 Trey Sanders
2000 Tombs' Security Guard
1999 N/A
1997 Himself
1953 Himself - Best Supporting Actor winner
Himself
Milo
Isaac Dupree
N/A
- Eric Brooks / Blade
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Executive Producer
Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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