Ali at the 2005 Comic-Con International
February 16, 1974
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Other names||Mahershala Karim-Ali|
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore; February 16, 1974), commonly known as Mahershala Ali, is an American actor.
Ali was born in Oakland, California. He is named after Maher-shalal-hash-baz. Raised a Christian by his mother, he later converted to Islam and joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He attended St. Mary's College of California in Moraga on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a degree in mass communication.
Ali is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Richard Tyler on the USA sci-fi series The 4400 and Tizzy in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He portrays Remy Danton in the Netflix series House of Cards.
|2003||Making Revolution||Mac Laslow|
|2008||Umi's Heart||Ezra||Short film|
|2008||Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TheThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Tizzy|
|2009||Crossing Over||Detective Strickland|
|2010||All Signs of Death||Gabe||Television film|
|2010||Wronged Man, TheThe Wronged Man||Calvin Willis||Television film|
|2013||Place Beyond the Pines, TheThe Place Beyond the Pines||Kofi|
|2013||Go for Sisters||Dez|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||Commander Boggs|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2||Commander Boggs|
|2001–2002||Crossing Jordan||Dr. Trey Sanders||19 episodes|
|2002||Haunted||Alex Dalcour||Episode: "Abby"|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Rashard Coleman||Episode: "Das Boots"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tombs' Security Guard||Episode: "Lucky Strike"|
|2003||Handler, TheThe Handler||Episode: "Big Stones"|
|2003–2004||Threat Matrix||Jelani Harper||15 episodes|
|2004–2007||4400, TheThe 4400||Richard Tyler||31 episodes|
|2009||Lie to Me||Detective Don Hughes||Episode: "Do No Harm"|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Mark Foster||Episode: "Unstable"|
|2011||Lights Out||Death Row Reynolds||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2011–2012||Treme||Anthony King||6 episodes|
|2011–2012||Alphas||Nathan Clay||12 episodes|
|2012||Alcatraz||Clarence Montgomery||Episode: "Clarence Montgomery"|
|2013–present||House of Cards||Remy Danton|
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