Mahershala Ali

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Mahershala Ali
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Ali at the 2005 Comic-Con International
BornMahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
(1974-02-16) February 16, 1974 (age 40)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Other namesMahershala Karim-Ali
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
 
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Mahershala Ali
MahershalalhashbazAliCCJuly07.jpg
Ali at the 2005 Comic-Con International
BornMahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
(1974-02-16) February 16, 1974 (age 40)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Other namesMahershala Karim-Ali
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Ali was born in Oakland, California.[1] 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.[2]

Career[edit]

Ali is perhaps best 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 portrays Remy Danton in the Netflix series House of Cards.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Making RevolutionMac Laslow
2008Umi's HeartEzraShort film
2008Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TheThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonTizzy
2009Crossing OverDetective Strickland
2010PredatorsMombasa
2010All Signs of DeathGabeTelevision film
2010Wronged Man, TheThe Wronged ManCalvin WillisTelevision film
2013Place Beyond the Pines, TheThe Place Beyond the PinesKofi
2013Go for SistersDez
2014Supremacy
2014The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1Commander Boggs
2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2Commander Boggs

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001–2002Crossing JordanDr. Trey Sanders19 episodes
2002HauntedAlex DalcourEpisode: "Abby"
2002NYPD BlueRashard ColemanEpisode: "Das Boots"
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTombs' Security GuardEpisode: "Lucky Strike"
2003Handler, TheThe HandlerEpisode: "Big Stones"
2003–2004Threat MatrixJelani Harper15 episodes
2004–20074400, TheThe 4400Richard Tyler31 episodes
2009Lie to MeDetective Don HughesEpisode: "Do No Harm"
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitMark FosterEpisode: "Unstable"
2011Lights OutDeath Row ReynoldsEpisode: "Unaired Pilot"
2011–2012TremeAnthony King6 episodes
2011–2012AlphasNathan Clay12 episodes
2012AlcatrazClarence MontgomeryEpisode: "Clarence Montgomery"
2013–presentHouse of CardsRemy Danton

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