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Mahershala Ali

Welcome, Celebs NoteBook enthusiasts! I’m Jack Smith, your go-to guy for all things about our favorite male celebrities. Today, we’re diving into the fascinating world of Mahershala Ali, a highly acclaimed American actor renowned for his captivating performances in both film and television.

Early Career and Breakthrough Roles:

  • Mahershala Ali kicked off his acting journey in the early 2000s with guest appearances in shows like “Crossing Jordan” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
  • A breakthrough moment arrived in 2008 with his mysterious role as Tizzy in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” directed by David Fincher. This opened doors to bigger opportunities.

Rising Star and Acclaimed Performances:

  • Demonstrating versatility, Ali took on diverse roles in films like “Predators” (2010), “The Place Beyond the Pines” (2012), and “Hidden Figures” (2016).
  • Television success followed with roles in “House of Cards” (2013-2016) and “Treme” (2010-2013).
  • His portrayal of drug kingpin Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in “Luke Cage” earned him an Emmy Award in 2016.
  • The critically acclaimed indie film “Moonlight” (2017) brought him an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his role as Juan.

Continuing Success:

  • Ali’s impactful performances continued with films like “Green Book” (2018), earning him his second Oscar, and “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019).
  • Venturing into voice acting, he voiced Aaron Davis in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018).

Recent Projects and Upcoming Roles:

  • In 2019, Ali led the third season of “True Detective,” earning another Emmy nomination.
  • Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Eternals” (2021) as Blade and a significant role in “Swan Song.”
  • Upcoming projects include the psychological thriller “Leave the World Behind” (2023) and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (2023).

Beyond Acting:

  • Ali is not just an actor; he’s a talented musician who released rap albums as Prince Ali in the early 2000s.
  • Beyond the spotlight, he advocates for social justice and racial equality.
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Mahershala Ali Biography:

Q :ANS :
Real NameMahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
Nick Name(s)Mahershala, Hershal, Ali
Birth DateFebruary 16, 1974
BirthplaceOakland, California, U.S.
Sign of ZodiacAquarius
Age49 (as of 2023)
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight82 kg (181 lbs)
ReligionIslam (converted in 1999)
EducationSaint Mary’s College of California (BA), New York University (MFA)
Graduation1996 (BA), 2000 (MFA)
ProfessionActor, producer
Total Number Of Movies54 (as of 2023)
Net worth$12 million
Income SourceActing, producing, endorsements
Years active2001–present
Marital StatusMarried
Current relationshipAmatus Sami-Karim (m. 2013)
Partner/Wife(s)Amatus Sami-Karim
Offsprings1 (Bari Najma Ali, born in 2017)
ParentsWillicia Goines (mother), Phillip Gilmore (father)
Ethnic BackgroundAfrican-American
Number of Countries VisitedUnknown
Current residenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
WikipediaMahershala Ali Wikipedia
InstagramMahershala Ali Instagram
Business VenturesUnknown
Upcoming ProjectsBlade, Wildwood

Top 10 Mahershala Ali Movies and TV Shows:

TitleYearRuntime (min)
Green Book2018130
True Detective (Season 3)2019480 (total across 8 episodes)
House of Cards2013-2016700 (total across 33 episodes)
Hidden Figures2016127
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse2018117
The Place Beyond the Pines2012140
Luke Cage (Season 1)2016480 (total across 13 episodes)
Treme2010-2013520 (total across 36 episodes)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008166

Mahershala Ali stands as a remarkable actor, leaving an indelible mark on the film and television industry. His ability to embody complex characters with depth and sensitivity cements his status as one of the most gifted actors of our generation. Stay tuned to Celebs NoteBook for more insights into the lives of your favorite celebrities!

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