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Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali

  • Born on
    • February 16th, 1974
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.

Filmography

Acting (22 Credits)

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2023Blade as Eric Brooks / Blade
2021Amend: The Fight for America
2019Alita: Battle Angel as Vector
2018Green Book as Dr. Don Shirley
2018Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as Uncle Aaron / Prowler (voice)
2017Roxanne Roxanne as Cross
2016Kicks as Marlon
2016Free State of Jones as Moses Washington
2016Hidden Figures as Jim Johnson
2016Moonlight as Juan
2016Race for the White House as Narrator
2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Boggs
2014Supremacy as Deputy Rivers
2014The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as Boggs
2014True Detective as Wayne Hays
2013Go for Sisters as Dez
2012The Place Beyond the Pines as Kofi Kancam
2010The Wronged Man as Calvin Willis
2010Predators as Mombasa
2009Crossing Over as Detective Strickland
2008The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Tizzy Weathers
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