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MAHERSHALA ALI is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater. This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, Moonlight, as well as reprised his role in The Hunger ... See full bio »

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 2017 Hidden Figures (post-production)
Jim Johnson
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series) (filming)
Cornell Stokes / Cottonmouth
- Episode #1.13 (2016) ... Cornell Stokes / Cottonmouth
- Episode #1.12 (2016) ... Cornell Stokes / Cottonmouth
- Episode #1.11 (2016) ... Cornell Stokes / Cottonmouth
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Cornell Stokes / Cottonmouth
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Cornell Stokes / Cottonmouth
 2016 Gubagude Ko (Short) (completed)
Ochoro
 2016/II Kicks
Marlon
 2013-2016 House of Cards (TV Series)
Remy Danton
- Chapter 52 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 51 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 50 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 45 (2016) ... Remy Danton
- Chapter 44 (2016) ... Remy Danton
 2016/I Moonlight
Juan
 2014/I Supremacy
Deputy Rivers
 2013 Go for Sisters
Dez
 2011-2012 Treme (TV Series)
Anthony King
- I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say (2012) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- The Greatest Love (2012) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Knock with Me - Rock with Me (2012) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- That's What Lovers Do (2011) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- What is New Orleans? (2011) ... Anthony King (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2012 Alcatraz (TV Series)
Clarence Montgomery
- Clarence Montgomery (2012) ... Clarence Montgomery
 2011 Lights Out (TV Series)
Death Row Reynolds
- Unaired Pilot ... Death Row Reynolds (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie)
Gabe (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (Video Game)
Todd Stuart (voice, as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction (Video short)
Mombasa (voice, uncredited)
 2010 Predators
Mombasa (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2010 The Wronged Man (TV Movie)
Calvin Willis (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Mark Foster
- Unstable (2009) ... Mark Foster (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Detective Don Hughes
- Do No Harm (2009) ... Detective Don Hughes (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2009 Crossing Over
Detective Strickland (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tizzy (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2008 Umi's Heart (Short)
Ezra (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2004-2007 The 4400 (TV Series)
Richard Tyler
- One of Us (2007) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Daddy's Little Girl (2007) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Fifty-Fifty (2006) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Terrible Swift Sword (2006) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- The Gospel According to Collier (2006) ... Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2003-2004 Threat Matrix (TV Series)
Jelani Harper
- Cambodia (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- 19 Seconds (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Extremist Makeover (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Stochastic Variable (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- PPX (2004) ... Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
- Big Stones (2003) ... (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2003 Making Revolution
Mac Laslow (as Mahershala Karim-Ali)
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Tombs' Security Guard
- Lucky Strike (2003) ... Tombs' Security Guard (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Rashard Coleman
- Das Boots (2002) ... Rashard Coleman (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2002 Haunted (TV Series)
Alex Dalcour
- Abby (2002) ... Alex Dalcour (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
 2001-2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dr. Trey Sanders
- For Harry, with Love & Squalor (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- With Honor (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Crime & Punishment (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Lost and Found (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
- Acts of Mercy (2002) ... Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
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Other Works:

While at NYU, appeared in productions of "Blues for an Alabama Sky", "The School for Scandal", "A Lie of the Mind", "A Doll's House", "Monkey in the Middle", "The Merchant of Venice", "The New Place" and "Secret Injury, Secret Revenge".

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali | Mahershala Karim-Ali

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Received his MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. See more »

Nickname:

Ali

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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