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English neo-soul singer Ali includes a voice that recalls both Billy Sea and Luther Vandross, and his 1998 album Important updates the sound of ’70s-design Philly soul for the brand new millennium. Nevertheless, Ali, given birth to Alistair Tennant in East London in 1973, is way better referred to as a songwriter and studio room vocalist, having co-written and sung support vocals on tunes from famous brands U.K. reggae-pop celebrity Maxi Priest, bubblegum divas All Saints (he had written their strike “I Don’t Wanna End up being Alone”), boy music group equivalent Westlife, as well as the Lou Pearlman task O-Town. Ahead of his solo profession, Ali was an associate of Tempo and Bass and one-half from the vocal group Aliway, which he shaped with his composing and creation partner Wayne Hector and which made an appearance on information by British teenager groups Caught within the Work and 5ive.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ali
Died June 3, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Height 1.91 m
Weight 107 kg
Profession Actor, Philanthropist, Professional Boxer, Social activist
Education Central High School
Nationality American
Spouse Lonnie Ali, Veronica Porché Ali, Khalilah Ali, Sonji Roi
Children Laila Ali, Maryum Ali, Asaad Amin, Rasheda Ali, Hana Ali, Miya Ali, Khaliah Ali, Jamillah Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr.
Parents Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Siblings Rahman Ali
Awards Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Arthur Ashe Courage Award, BET Humanitarian Award, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, NAACP Image Award – President's Award, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year, Bambi - Millennium Award, Audie Award for Autobiography/Memoir
Music Songs Zaroori Tha, Afreen Afreen, Jag Ghoomeya, Dillagi, Halka Halka, Teri Meri, Tinka Tinka Dil Mera, Naina Re, O Re Piya, Ik Khawab Sunawan, Ishq Ki Gali, Ajj Din Chadheya, Jag Soona Soona Lage, Main Jahaan Rahoon, Nazar Se Nazar Mile, Tu Itni Khoobsurat Hai, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, Tum Jo Aaye, Yadaan Teriyaan, Kitne Masoom, Aye Khuda, Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua, Bol Na Halke Halke, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai, Aisi Mulaqaat, Bichdann, Sanu Ik Pal Chain Na Aave, Dagabaaz Re, Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi Mein, Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye, Main Tenu Samjhawan, Akhiyan Udeek Diyan
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Best Sports Movie ESPY Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture, BET Award for Best Actress, Golden Trailer Award for Best Drama


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alita: Battle Angel 2018 filming Vector
Roxanne Roxanne 2017 Cross
Hidden Figures 2016 Colonel Jim Johnson
Luke Cage 2016 TV Series Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
The Realest Real 2016 Short The Minister
Moonlight 2016/I Juan
Free State of Jones 2016 Moses
Gubagude Ko 2016 Short Ochoro
Kicks 2016/II Marlon
House of Cards 2013-2016 TV Series Remy Danton
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 Boggs
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 Boggs
Supremacy 2014/I Deputy Rivers
Go for Sisters 2013 Dez
Alphas 2011-2012 TV Series Nathan Clay
Treme 2011-2012 TV Series Anthony King
The Place Beyond the Pines 2012 Kofi
Alcatraz 2012 TV Series Clarence Montgomery
Lights Out 2011 TV Series Death Row Reynolds
All Signs of Death 2010 TV Movie Gabe (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
CSI: Fatal Conspiracy 2010 Video Game Todd Stuart (voice, as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction 2010 Video short Mombasa (voice, uncredited)
Predators 2010 Mombasa (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
The Wronged Man 2010 TV Movie Calvin Willis (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 TV Series Mark Foster
Lie to Me 2009 TV Series Detective Don Hughes
Crossing Over 2009 Detective Strickland (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 Tizzy (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Umi's Heart 2008 Short Ezra (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
The 4400 2004-2007 TV Series Richard Tyler
Threat Matrix 2003-2004 TV Series Jelani Harper
The Handler 2003 TV Series
Making Revolution 2003 Mac Laslow (as Mahershala Karim-Ali)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 TV Series Tombs' Security Guard
NYPD Blue 2002 TV Series Rashard Coleman
Haunted 2002 TV Series Alex Dalcour
Crossing Jordan 2001-2002 TV Series Dr. Trey Sanders

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn 2010 Video documentary special thanks - as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Predators Motion Comics: Moment of Extraction 2010 Video short special thanks - as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2017 TV Series Himself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2017 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hollywood Film Awards 2016 Video Himself
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 2015 Video documentary Himself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Opening Remarks
Sidewalks Entertainment 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button 2009 Video documentary Himself (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Hyping Indie Hype 2008 TV Series Himself (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hoy nos toca 2017 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Herself
Luke Cage 2016 TV Series Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
Going to the Place Beyond the Pines 2013 Video documentary short Kofi (uncredited)
The 4400 2006 TV Series Richard Tyler

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards Moonlight (2016) · Barry Jenkins (director)
· Yesi Ramirez (casting director)
· Patrick Decile
· Naomie Harris
· Alex R. Hibbert
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Janelle Monáe
· Jaden Piner
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2017 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Moonlight (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Moonlight (2016)
2016 Special Jury Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Moonlight (2016) · Naomie Harris
· Alex R. Hibbert
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Janelle Monáe
· Jaden Piner
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2016 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Moonlight (2016)
2016 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Moonlight (2016)
2016 Best Actor Mar del Plata Film Festival Moonlight (2016)
2016 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Moonlight (2016)
2016 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Moonlight (2016)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Moonlight (2016)
2017 Screen Actors Guild Award Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Moonlight (2016)
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hidden Figures (2016) · Kevin Costner
· Kirsten Dunst
· Taraji P. Henson
· Aldis Hodge
· Janelle Monáe
· Jim Parsons
· Glen Powell
· Octavia Spencer
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Moonlight (2016) · Naomie Harris
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Janelle Monáe
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series House of Cards (2013)
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series House of Cards (2013)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series House of Cards (2013)
2016 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Moonlight (2016)
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series House of Cards (2013) · Derek Cecil
· Nathan Darrow
· Michael Kelly
· Elizabeth Marvel
· Molly Parker
· Jimmi Simpson
· Kevin Spacey
· Paul Sparks
· Robin Wright
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series House of Cards (2013) · Jayne Atkinson
· Rachel Brosnahan
· Derek Cecil
· Nathan Darrow
· Michel Gill
· Joanna Going
· Sakina Jaffrey
· Michael Kelly
· Mozhan Marnò
· Gerald McRaney
· Molly Parker
· Jimmi Simpson
· Kevin Spacey
· Robin Wright
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special The Wronged Man (2010)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) · Cate Blanchett
· Jason Flemyng
· Jared Harris
· Taraji P. Henson
· Elias Koteas
· Julia Ormond
· Brad Pitt
· Phyllis Somerville
· Tilda Swinton
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) · Cate Blanchett
· Jason Flemyng
· Jared Harris
· Taraji P. Henson
· Elias Koteas
· Julia Ormond
· Brad Pitt
· Phyllis Somerville
· Tilda Swinton


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