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Mahershala Ali

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.

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Feb 16, 1974 In Oakland, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Sovereign 2022
Known For
Poster of Blade
Poster of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Poster of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Poster of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Movie Blade Eric Brooks / Blade 2022
Movie The Personal History of Rachel DuPree Isaac Dupree 2022
Movie Sovereign Unknown 2022
Series Amend: The Fight for America Unknown 2021-02-17
Series Invincible Titan (voice) 2021-03-25
Movie Swan Song Milo 2021-12-17
Series A World of Calm Narrator 2020-10-01
Movie Between the World and Me Unknown 2020-11-21
Movie Alita: Battle Angel Vector 2019-01-31
Series Ramy Sheikh Ali Malik 2019-04-19
Movie Green Book Dr. Don Shirley 2018-11-16
Movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Uncle Aaron / Prowler (voice) 2018-12-06
Series Room 104 Franco 2017-07-28
Movie Roxanne, Roxanne Cross 2017-01-22
Movie Gubagude Ko Ochoro 2016-06-16
Movie Pawns, No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Himself 2016-03-22
Movie Free State of Jones Moses Washington 2016-06-24
Series Race for the White House Narrator 2016-03-06
Movie The Realest Real The Minister 2016-09-12
Movie Hidden Figures Jim Johnson 2016-12-10
Movie Moonlight Juan 2016-10-21
Series Marvel's Luke Cage Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes 2016-09-30
Movie Kicks Marlon 2016-09-09
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Himself 2015-03-06
Movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Boggs 2015-11-18
Series True Detective Wayne Hays 2014-01-12
Movie Supremacy Deputy Rivers 2014-06-12
Movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Boggs 2014-11-19
Movie The Place Beyond the Pines Kofi Kancam 2013-03-14
Series House of Cards Remy Danton 2013-02-01
Movie Go for Sisters Dez 2013-11-08
Series Alphas Nathan Clay 2011-07-11
Movie The Wronged Man Calvin Willis 2010-01-17
Movie All Signs of Death Mercer 2010-04-16
Movie Predators: Moments of Extraction Mombasa (Voice) 2010-10-19
Movie Predators Mombasa 2010-07-03
Movie Predators: The Chosen Mombasa 2010-10-19
Series Lie to Me Detective Hughes 2009-01-21
Movie The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button Self 2009-05-05
Movie Crossing Over Detective Strickland 2009-02-10
Series Stand Up to Cancer Himself 2008-09-05
Movie Umi's Heart Ezra 2008-11-30
Movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Tizzy Weathers 2008-12-25
Series The 4400 Richard Tyler 2004-07-11
Movie Making Revolution Mac Laslow 2003-03-28
Series Threat Matrix Jelani Harper 2003-09-18
Series Crossing Jordan Trey Sanders 2001-09-24
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tombs' Security Guard 2000-10-06
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mark Foster 1999-09-20
Series The View Self 1997-08-11
Series The Oscars Self - Best Supporting Actor winner 1953-03-18