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Mahershala Ali

Actor | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
House of Cards (2013-2016) | Luke Cage (2016) | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 28 nominations More »
AKA 
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali | Mahershala Karim-Ali
NICKNAME  
Ali
BORN 
Feb 16, 1974 (age 44)
HEIGHT 
6' 1½" (1.87m)
VANITY URL *
https://www.imdb.me/mahershalalhashbazali
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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for BurnBurn Actor, Executive Producer  Less 2019 Optioned
Films in Production (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for True DetectiveTrue Detective (TV Series) Detective Wayne Hays ( 6 episodes, 2018–  )  Less 2018–  6 Released
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Past Film & Video (20 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (18 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Comrade DetectiveComrade Detective (TV Series) Coach ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for Luke CageLuke Cage (TV Series) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes ( 6 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 6
    • Manifest (Sep 30, 2016) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes  Less
    • Suckas Need Bodyguards (Sep 30, 2016) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes  Less
    • Just to Get a Rep (Sep 30, 2016) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes  Less
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  • Primary photo for House of CardsHouse of Cards (TV Series) Remy Danton ( 33 episodes, 2013–2016 )  Less 2013–2016 33
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  • Primary photo for AlphasAlphas (TV Series) Nathan Clay ( 12 episodes, 2011–2012 )  Less 2011–2012 12
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  • Primary photo for TremeTreme (TV Series) Anthony King ( 6 episodes, 2011–2012 )  Less 2011–2012 6
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  • Primary photo for AlcatrazAlcatraz (TV Series) Clarence Montgomery ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Lights OutLights Out (TV Series) Death Row Reynolds ( 1 episode )  Less 2011 1
    • Unaired Pilot Death Row Reynolds (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Wronged ManThe Wronged Man (TV Movie) Calvin Willis (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for All Signs of DeathAll Signs of Death (TV Movie) Gabe (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Mark Foster ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Unstable (Sep 23, 2009) Mark Foster (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
  • Primary photo for Lie to MeLie to Me (TV Series) Detective Don Hughes ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Do No Harm (Mar 11, 2009) Detective Don Hughes (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 4400The 4400 (TV Series) Richard Tyler ( 31 episodes, 2004–2007 )  Less 2004–2007 31
    • One of Us (Aug 19, 2007) Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
    • Daddy's Little Girl (Aug 12, 2007) Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
    • Fifty-Fifty (Aug 27, 2006) Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Threat MatrixThreat Matrix (TV Series) Jelani Harper ( 15 episodes, 2003–2004 )  Less 2003–2004 15
    • Cambodia (2004) Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
    • 19 Seconds (2004) Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
    • Extremist Makeover (Jan 29, 2004) Jelani Harper (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The HandlerThe Handler (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • Big Stones (Nov 21, 2003) Actor (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
  • Primary photo for CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) Tombs' Security Guard ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • Lucky Strike (Feb 20, 2003) Tombs' Security Guard (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
  • Primary photo for NYPD BlueNYPD Blue (TV Series) Rashard Coleman ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • Das Boots (Nov 12, 2002) Rashard Coleman (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
  • Primary photo for HauntedHaunted (TV Series) Alex Dalcour ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • Abby (Oct 15, 2002) Alex Dalcour (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
  • Primary photo for Crossing JordanCrossing Jordan (TV Series) Dr. Trey Sanders ( 19 episodes, 2001–2002 )  Less 2001–2002 19
    • For Harry, with Love & Squalor (Apr 8, 2002) Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
    • With Honor (Mar 18, 2002) Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
    • Crime & Punishment (Mar 4, 2002) Dr. Trey Sanders (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
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Self (25 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Moonlight: Ensemble of Emotion - Making MoonlightMoonlight: Ensemble of Emotion - Making Moonlight (Short) Self  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for E! Live from the Red CarpetE! Live from the Red Carpet (TV Series) Himself / Himself - After Party Press Room ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • The 2017 Academy Awards (Feb 26, 2017) Himself / Himself - After Party Press Room  Less
  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Himself - Winner  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2016–2017 )  Less 2016–2017
  • Primary photo for Birthday Stories with Lynn HirschbergBirthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Film '72Film '72 (TV Series) Himself - Interviewee ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Episode #46.5 (Feb 15, 2017) Himself - Interviewee  Less
  • Primary photo for The EnvelopeThe Envelope (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsThe 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner & Nominee  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Close Up with the Hollywood ReporterClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Actors (Jan 22, 2017) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The 74th Golden Globe AwardsThe 74th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Variety Studio: Actors on ActorsVariety Studio: Actors on Actors (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Live with Regis and Kathie LeeLive with Regis and Kathie Lee (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 4 episodes, 2014–2016 )  Less 2014–2016
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  • Primary photo for The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice AwardsThe 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Film AwardsHollywood Film Awards (Video) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Last Week Tonight with John OliverLast Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsThe 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself - Opening Remarks  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Sidewalks EntertainmentSidewalks Entertainment (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Curious Birth of Benjamin ButtonThe Curious Birth of Benjamin Button (Video) Himself (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Hyping Indie HypeHyping Indie Hype (TV Series) Himself  Less 2008–  $10K
Archive Footage (8 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Hoy nos tocaHoy nos toca (TV Series) Himself - True Detective / Himself ( 2 episodes, 2017–2018 )  Less 2017–2018
  • Primary photo for Cortá por LozanoCortá por Lozano (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Good Morning BritainGood Morning Britain (TV Series) Himself / Herself ( 2 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Nunca es tardeNunca es tarde (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Episode #21.138 (Feb 11, 2017) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Luke CageLuke Cage (TV Series) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
    • You Know My Steez (Sep 30, 2016) Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Going to the Place Beyond the PinesGoing to the Place Beyond the Pines (Video) Kofi (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The 4400The 4400 (TV Series) Richard Tyler ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
    • Unlocking the Secrets (Jun 3, 2006) Richard Tyler (archive footage) (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)  Less
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 * – Boggs Lions Gate/ Francis Lawrence
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