|Date of Birth||February 16, 1974|
|Birth Name||Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore|
|Famous Name||Mahershala Ali|
|Birth Place||Hayward, California, U.S.|
|Father's Name||Phillip Gilmore|
|Mother's Name||Willicia Gilmore|
|Children(s)||Bari Najma Ali (daughter)|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
Supporting role actor Academy Awards winner for ‘Green Book’ in 2019, Mahershala Ali, is taking over the role Blade from Wesley Snipes. The Blade is an undead hunter who is half-human, half-vampire.
Before, Blade’s role was played by Wesley Snipes, but now no more. Also, two- time Oscar winner Ali will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali aka Mahershala Ali is an American actor and rapper. Moreover, Ali is already a recipient of several awards, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Also, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
Mahershala was born on February 16, 1974, Oakland, California, United States. Phillip Gilmore, father and mother Willicia Goines are Ali’s parents. In Hayward, California, he was raised a Christian by his mother. Further, his father was an actor who appeared on Broadway.
In 1996, he graduated in mass communication from St. Mary’s College of California. Finally, in 2000, he converted to Islam and changed his name from Gilmore to Ali. Maher-shalal-hash-baz is the name of a prophetic child in chapter 8 of the Biblical Book of Isaiah. Finally, Mahershala decided to use a shorter version of his first name after he was told his name was too long to fit on the poster for the film The Place Beyond the Pines.
Ali is famous for both Acting and Music. Additionally, Ali portrayed Remy Danton in the Netflix series House of Cards. Also, Cornell Stokes in Marvel’s Luke Cage, Colonel Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 and 2. Furthermore, he is more famous for his role Tizzy in the 2008 film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.
Moreover, Mahershala received universal acclaim from critics and won the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the drama film Moonlight (2016). Apart from this, Ali also won SAG Awards and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor along with Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award nomination.
Ali also had an association with Bay Area recording label Hieroglyphics Imperium during the late 2000s. Moreover, Mahershala recorded as Prince Ali and released his album Crub Side service in 2007. Later, he decided to focus on his acting career.
Ali is an Ahmadi Muslim. He has a cat, Nas. Amatus-Sami-Karim is his wife who is an actress and musician. The couple also has a daughter- Bari Najma Ali. They welcomed her a few days before his first Oscar win in 2017.
Mahershala net worth is around $8 million.