Quick Facts of Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore

  • Full NameMahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
  • Net Worth$8 Million
  • Date of Birth16 February, 1974
  • NicknameAli
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceHayward, California
  • Ethnicity Caucasian white
  • Religion Muslim
  • ProfessionActor, Rapper
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year2001-present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseAmatus-sami-Karim (m. 2013)
  • Height6 feet 1 inch (1.88 m)
  • Body MeasurementMuscular
  • EducationMt. Eden High School Saint Mary's College, California (BA), New York University (MFA)
  • Online PresenceInstagram (744k followers)
  • Children1 - Bari Najma Ali (b. 2017)
  • Horoscope Aquarius

Oscar Award-winning actor, Mahershala Ali came to prominence after playing the role of Dr. Trey Sanders in the crime drama series, Crossing Jordan. He is also known for his appearance in the Sci-Fi adventure movie sequel of The Hunger Games as Boggs. Similarly, Ali starred as Wayne Hays in the anthology crime drama series, True Detective.

Furthermore, in 2019, the Time magazine chose Ali one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Apart from this, he is enjoying romantic and blissful moments with his beautiful wife Amatus Sami-Karim. So, does he have any children with his spouse?

Who Is Mahershala Ali? Bio & Wiki

Ali was born as Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore on 16th February 1974, in Hayward, California, United States. He holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is Afro-American. Further, his father Phillip Gilmore is an actor and mother Willicia Goines, an ordained Baptist minister.

Childhood photo of Mahershala Ali.                                                              Instagram

Ali graduated from St. Marys College of California (SMC) with a degree in mass communication in 1996. Later, he joined the California Shakespeare Theatre for theatre acting before playing basketball for the SMC Gaels. Further, Ali enrolled in New York University’s graduate acting program at Tisch School of the Arts and earned a master’s degree in 2000.

Mahershala Ali’s Career

Mahershala Ali started his career from the American crime drama television series, Crossing Jordan. In the movie, he starred as Dr. Trey Sanders. Moreover, Ali appeared with Billy Campbell and Karina Lombard in 28 episodes of The 4400.

Similarly, he also starred in many TV shows including Threat Matrix, Alphas, and others. Likewise, his movie credits are Predators, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Alita: Battle Angel, etc.

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Moreover, Bay Area recording label, Hieroglyphics Imperium signed him in the late 2000s. Ali recorded rap music as Prince Ali. Likewise, Ali released his debut album, Curb Side Service in 2007. However, he did not tour to promote the album, choosing instead to concentrate on his acting career.

How Much Is Mahershala Ali’s Net Worth?

Mahershala Ali has an estimated net worth of $8 Million as of 2019. Similarly, he earns an annual salary between $1 Million to $1.5 Million. Besides this, Ali also makes a handsome fortune from his other works, which include advertisements, cameo appearances, record albums, etc.

Furthermore, some of his movies along with their budget and box office collection are listed below:

Movies Box Office Collection Budget IMDb
On 25th December 2008The Curious Case of Benjamin Button $334.4 Million $167 Million 7.8
On 9th July 2010 – Predators $127.2 Million $40 Million 6.4
On 21st November 2014 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $755.4 Million $125-$140 Million 6.6
On 20nd November 2015 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 $653.4 Million $160 Million 6.6
On 14th December 2018 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $375.5 Million $90 Million 8.5
On 14th February 2019 – Alita: Battle Angel $404.9 Million $170 Million 7.4

In addition, Ali co-starred with Timothy Christopher Mara and Michel Gill in the American political thriller web television series, House of Cards. His co-workers Mara and Gill have a net worth of $50 Million and $20 Million.

Who Is Mahershala Ali’s Wife?

Mahershala Ali is married to Amatus-Sami-Karim, an actress and musician. They exchanged the vows on 27th June 2013, Oakland, California. Most of their friends and close relatives attended their wedding ceremony. Furthermore, on 22nd February 2017, Ali and his wife welcomed a beautiful child, a daughter, Bari Najma Ali. His daughter was born a few days before he won his first Oscar Award.

Mahershala Ali traveling with his wife, Amatus-Sami-Karim and his daughter, Bari Najma Ali.
Mahershala Ali is traveling with his wife, Amatus-Sami-Karim, and his daughter, Bari Najma Ali.                                                                            Instagram

Moreover, Ali is fond of posting photos of his family on his Instagram while he was spending quality time with them. Recently, he posted a picture of his wife and his daughter on the arrival of Golden Globes on 9th January. Currently, Ali resides in Hayward, California, with his family and friends.

Interesting Facts About Mahershala Ali

  • Mahershala Ali converted to Islam, changed his surname from Gilmore to Ali in 2000 after the September 11 attacks.
  • Ali always trims his hair ever since he was 12 years old.
  • His name, Mahershalalhashbaz, is from the Book of Isaiah (chapter 8, verse 3) in the Hebrew Bible.
  • He stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.88 m).
  • He is now 45 years old.
  • His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

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