160822 yamato mahershala ali tease gxseer 300x200 - Mahershala Ali Net WorthMahershala Ali Net Worth is $8 million, who is an American actor and famous rapper performing unbeatable rap music. Mahershala was born in 1974, in Oakland, California America, and came in the field of acting in 2001. He has been graduated from New York University’s graduate acting program and took his early training from California Shakespeare Theater.

Net Worth – $8 Million
FullnameMahershalalhashbaz Ali Gilmore (Mahershala Karim-Ali)
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1974
Birth PlaceOakland, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Work AsActor & Rapper

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Mahershala Ali Early Life, Acting Career, Awards and Nominations

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Early Life

Ali is the son of Willicia and Phillip Gilmore, born on 1974, February 16. He was brought up in Cleveland, Ohio and at the age of 14, he was brought back to Oakland. Ali has a background with a Christian family but later on, he adopted Islam as a religion and shifted his surname to Ali from Gilmore. Although he was named after the name of the son of a prophet quoted in the bible as “Maher-shalal-hash-baz”. Ali attended the St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga and got the degree of Mass Communication in 1996.

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At first, Ali wants o to become a basketball player and joined SMC on this basis but later on, he got fed up with the behavior done with team athletes. Later on, his interest was shifted towards acting especially when he took part in the staging of Spunk, getting training at  California Shakespeare Theater. Afterward, he got his masters degree from New York University’s graduate acting program.

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Acting Career

Ali started his career working as Dr. Trey Sanders from 2001 to 2003 and gained worldwide recognition. Until 2010, he was known as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. Before his one of the major film David Fincher was released, he worked for small projects including  Netflix series House of Cards, Cornell Stokes in Luke Cage, Tizzy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Later on, in 2008, he performed in David Fincher as his major movie.

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Rapping History

With the name of “Prince Ali”, he released his first and the last album in the late 2000s, according to Hieroglyphics Imperium, he was signed to Bay Area. But unfortunately, after releasing his first album, he didn’t make a tour for the promotion and quit rapping to focus on the acting career merely.

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Filmography

The movies that took him to the sky of success includes Making Revolution (2003), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Crossing Over (2009),  Predators (2010), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), Go for Sisters (2013) Supremacy (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in 2015, part 1 was released in 2014. In 20176, he appeared in 5 movies — Kicks, Gubagude Ko, Moonlight, Hidden Figures and the Free State of Jones. Roxanne Roxanne in 2017. 

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Awards and Nominations

He has won one Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Moonlight in 2016. Two SAG (Screen Actors Guild Award) for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Moonlight in 2016 and other for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in Hidden Features in 2016. He has also won Austin Film Critics Association, for his performance in Moonlight. He has won BET Awards as the Best Actor for his appearance in Moonlight in 2017. Other than that there is a list of nominations as well. 

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