Mahershala Ali is a famous American professional actor and rapper. He is well-known for releasing his albums in the music industry. Yet, he is most renowned for his acting career in television series and movies. Continue reading to find the net worth of Mahershala Ali as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Mahershala Ali was born on 16th February 1974 in Oakland, California, the US. His father, Phillip Gilmore was an actor on Broadway. His mother, Willicia was an ordained Christian minister. At the time of birth, he was named after the Biblical prophet (Maher-shalal-hash-baz). He was raised in Hayward, California, as a Christian.
Mahershala Ali graduated with a degree in Mass Communication from St. Mary’s College of California (SMC), Moraga (1996). Mahershala Ali was on a basketball scholarship while attending college. However, he decided to pursue his acting career after participating in on-stage ‘Spunk.’ Later, after graduation, Mahershala Ali got apprenticed at the California Shakespeare Theatre. Mahershala Ali was an employee of Gavin Report. During his sabbatical, Mahershala Ali earned his Master’s degree in Acting from the New York University (2000).
Mahershala converted to Islam and changed his surname from Gilmore to Ali. Also, he joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a reform movement within Islam. On 22nd February 2017, Mahershala Ali and Amatus-Sami Karim got married. They have a daughter named Bari Najma.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Mahershala Ali is a well-known professional rapper. Under the name Prince Ali, Mahershala Ali recorded music. At that time, he was signed to Bay Area Recording Label. In the late 2000s, he released his album ‘Hieroglyphics Imperium.’ In 2007, he released the album, ‘Curb Side Service.’ However, he did not tour to promote his music albums since he wished to focus on his acting career.
Mahershala Ali played several roles in various television series. He enacted as Dr. Trey Sanders in ‘Crossing Jordan’ (2001- 2002); as Jelanie Harper in ‘Threat Matrix’ (2003- 2004); as Richard Tyler in ‘The 4400’ (2004-2007); as Anthony King in ‘Treme’ and as Nathan Clay in ‘Alphas’ (2011). Mahershala Ali enacts as Remy Danton in ‘House of Cards (since 2013).’ Other notable television series include ‘Alcatraz,’ ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘Lie to Me,’ and ‘NYPD Blue.’
In 2016, Mahershala Ali enacted Juan (drug dealer and mentor) in the movie ‘Moonlight’ and won an Academy Award, the Critic’s Choice Award Role for Best Supporting Actor and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award. Also, Mahershala Ali got nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Mahershala Ali is $10 million. Mahershala Ali began his professional life as a rapper earning from the sales of his music albums. Later, he turned to focus on his acting career appearing on television series and movies. Mahershala Ali continues to earn per episode for his television roles. Also, he earns for enacting his roles on his box-office hit movies.
Mahershala Ali first enacted as Tizzy in the fantasy dream movie directed by David Fincher 2008s ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. Mahershala Ali enacted in notable movies including ‘The Free State of Jones,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Predators,’ and ‘The Place Beyond Pines.’ Mahershala Ali created history as the first Muslim to win the Oscar in the 89th Academy Awards.