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 perhaps best known for his role as Commander Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Remy Danton in the television series House of Cards.
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. He attended New York University where he received a Master's degree in acting.
Ali is known for his portrayal of Richard Tyler on the USA sci-fi series The 4400, Commander Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and Tizzy in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He is perhaps best known for his portayal of 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|
- "www.alislam.org" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-08-04.
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