Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
Celebrated Name: Mahershala Ali
Real Name/Full Name: Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
Gender: Male
Age: 50 years old
Birth Date: 16 February 1974
Birth Place: Oakland, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Amatus Sami-Karim (m. 2013)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Bari Najma Ali)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mahershala Ali Gay?: No
Profession: Actor and Rapper
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Mahershala Ali is a popular actor and rapper from America who is best known for his breakthrough role as Richard Tyler in the science fiction series The 4400. He has won several prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Ali was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019 by Time magazine.

Maybe you know about Mahershala Ali very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mahershala Ali’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore or Mahershala Ali was born on February 16, 1974, in Hayward, California, to his parents Phillip Gilmore and Willicia Goines. His father was an actor who appeared on Broadway, and his mother was an ordained Baptist minister.

Ali went to St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California, from where he completed his graduation in 1996 with a degree in mass communication. After graduating, he did an apprenticeship at the California Shakespeare Theater. Later, he enrolled himself in New York University’s graduate acting program at Tisch School of the Arts, earning his master’s degree in 2000.

Personal Life

Ali got married to his wife Amatus Sami-Karim in 2013, who is an actress and musician. Together, they are the parents of a beautiful daughter who was born in 2017. Ali has been able to keep his personal life away from the limelight and is completed focused on his acting career.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 16 February 1974, Mahershala Ali is 50 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.88 m tall, and his weight is 85 kg.


Mahershala Ali made his acting debut in the 2001–2002 television sitcom Crossing Jordan as Dr. Trey Sanders. The following year, he was seen in the horror drama television series Haunted in which he portrayed Alex Dalcour. At the same time, he did various recurring roles in TV series like NYPD Blue as Rashard Coleman, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tombs’ Security Guard.

Ali made his feature film debut in the 2003 independent comedy movie Making Revolution as Mac Laslow. Later, he played the role of Det. Don Hughes in the television series, Lie to Me. He was also seen as Mark Foster in the crime-drama television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Ali is best known for his portrayal of Remy Danton in the Netflix series House of Cards, Colonel Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Tizzy in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Cornell Stokes in the web series Marvel’s Luke Cage.

He got his first major movie role in the 2008 fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in which he played Tizzy Weathers. Both fans, as well as critics, highly appreciated his performance. Some other notable movies include Predators, The Place Beyond the Pines, Free State of Jones, Hidden Figures, and Boggs in The Hunger Games series.

Ali became a household name when he played the role of mentor and drug dealer Juan in the 2016 coming-of-age drama film Moonlight. For his performance, he won several accolades, including the Academy Award. In 2017, Ali played Cutter Wade in the football video game Madden NFL 18. The following year, he played Don Shirley in the 2018 film Green Book for which he received another Academy Award. In 2019, he was cast to play the supernatural superhero Blade for a movie of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Awards & Achievements

Mahershala Ali has won several awards in his illustrious career. For his performance in the 2016 film as drug dealer Juan in Moonlight, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, a BAFTA in a Supporting Role, and won the Academy Award and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ali has won two Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards, once for Moonlight and another one for Green Book. He has also won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, BET Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, Critics Choice Awards, and many more.

Net Worth & Salary of Mahershala Ali in 2024

Mahershala Ali Net Worth
Mahershala Ali Net Worth

As of July 2024, Mahershala Ali has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. He has made this huge fortune through his successful career as a television and movie actor.

Ali has been a part of several commercially successful and box office hit movies like Making Revolution, Go for Sisters, The Realest Real, Moonlight, Roxanne Roxanne, Alita: Battle Angel, and many more. He has also worked in more than ten television series.

He also makes money from live concerts, media appearances, brand endorsements, commercials, and sponsorships.

Mahershala Ali is one of the most renowned actors in the world. Ali has worked hard to achieve this success and stardom as he is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. He has been able to win the hearts of people through his performances across the globe.


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