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Bio For: Mahershala Ali
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Although he starred in dozens of acclaimed and popular films and television programs for more than 12 years, it was MAHERSHALA ALI's (Dr. Don Shirley) Primetime Emmy Award-nominated role as Remy Danton in the acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards that finally proved to be a breakout role for the talented, busy actor. With high-profile roles in the Marvel/Netflix series Luke Cage and the Oscar-winning crowd-pleaser Hidden Figures, Ali topped off a great 2017 by winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Barry Jenkins' acclaimed Best Picture drama Moonlight.

Ali will soon be seen as Detective Wayne Hays in the third season of HBO's critically acclaimed True Detective series and, later this year, will be seen in Robert Rodriguez's Alita: Battle Angel for 20th Century Fox, alongside Jennifer Connelly and Christoph Waltz.

Among Ali's many film credits are roles in Gary Ross' Free State of Jones, which starred Matthew McConaughey; as District 13's head of security, Boggs, in the final installments of the Hunger Games franchise: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2; Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines, which starred Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper; and David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Born in Oakland, California, and raised in Hayward, Ali received his bachelor of arts degree in mass communications at St. Mary's College and his master's degree in acting from New York University.

Movies For: Mahershala Ali
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MOONLIGHT (R) On Video: 2/28/2017 At Theaters: 1/27/2017
GREEN BOOK (PG-13) At Theaters: 11/21/2018
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