Mahershala Ali



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.

Film Credits

Between the World and Me (2020)
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
as Vector
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
as Uncle Aaron / Prowler (voice)
Green Book (2018)
as Dr. Don Shirley
Roxanne, Roxanne (2017)
as Cross
Hidden Figures (2016)
as Jim Johnson
Moonlight (2016)
as Juan
The Realest Real (2016)
as The Minister
Kicks (2016)
as Marlon
Free State of Jones (2016)
as Moses Washington
Gubagude Ko (2016)
as Ochoro
Pawns, No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2016)
as Himself
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
as Boggs
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2015)
as Himself
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
as Boggs
Supremacy (2014)
as Deputy Rivers
Go for Sisters (2013)
as Dez
The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
as Kofi Kancam
Predators: The Chosen (2010)
as Mombasa
Predators: Moments of Extraction (2010)
as Mombasa (Voice)
Predators (2010)
as Mombasa
All Signs of Death (2010)
as Gabe
All Signs of Death (2010)
as Mercer
The Wronged Man (2010)
as Calvin Willis
Crossing Over (2009)
as Detective Strickland
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
as Tizzy Weathers
Umi's Heart (2008)
as Ezra
Making Revolution (2003)
as Mac Laslow
Blade ()
as Eric Brooks / Blade
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree ()
as Isaac Dupree
Swan Song ()
as Milo
Sovereign ()

Production Credits

We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (2020)
Executive Producer
Swan Song ()