Mahershala Ali recently starred in Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award Best Picture drama Moonlight, for which he received the 2017 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also stars in the highly acclaimed feature Hidden Figures, directed by Ted Melfi, but is perhaps best known for playing ‘Remy Danton’ on the award-winning Netflix series House of Cards, for which he received a 2016 Emmy nomination.
Prior to his recent critical success, you could also see him in Gary Ross’s The Free State of Jones opposite Matthew McConaughey, the final installments of The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 as ‘Boggs’, and the Marvel/Netflix series Luke Cage as ‘Cottonmouth’.
His other credits include Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, and David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Ali received his Master’s in acting from New York University.