Saturday 8 July 2017

Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali's full name is Mahershalalhashbaz "MahershalaAli. He is an American actor and Rapper who was born on 16th February, 1974 at Oakland, California, USA. He is the son of  Willicia and Phillip Gilmore. He was grown up in Cleveland, Ohio and he came back to Oakland when he was 14. He is named after Maher-Shalal-hash-baz, a biblical prophetic-name child. He started his career with series Crossing Jordan and Threat Matrix.His best well known role is Richard Tyler in science fiction series The 4400. His role was notable in movies The Curious case of Benjamin Button, Predators, The Place beyond the Pines, Free State of Jones, Hidden Figures and The Hunger game series. He is the Academy award winner for the best supporting actor for movie Moonlight(2016). He is the first Muslim actor to win this award. 

Mahershala Ali Religion

Ali is raised christian but later converted to Islam. He changed his surname from Gilmore to Ali and joined Ahamadiya Muslim Community. The name "Mahershalalhashbaz" is from the Book of Isaiah (chapter 8, verse 3) in the Hebrew Bible. It is the longest proper name (ordered by God to be given to the newborn prophet's son) that appears in the bible and is, in fact, a combination of four words: "Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz," meaning "Hurry to the spoils!" or "He has made haste to the plunder!" 

Mahershala Ali Political Views

Ali has performed political roles in Netflix's House of cards and Moonlight. In GQ magazine interview he evoked Trump's slogan. He quoted "I think African-Americans have a very convoluted relationship with patriotism.The fact is, we essentially were the abused child. We still love the parent, but you can’t overlook the fact that we have a very convoluted relationship with the parent. I absolutely love this country, but like so many people have some real questions and concerns about how things have gone down over the years and where we’re at. And that’s from a place of love, because I want the country to be what it says it is on paper". It seems he is a follower of Republican Party. 

Who is he dating?

Ali married to Amatus Sami Karim in 2013. He became father at the age of 43 in 2017. The couple is having a daughter named Bari Nazma Ali. The couple is living happily and we hope their relationship will be everlasting. They got the strong bonding. 

Mahershala Ali Hobbies

Ali loves sports. Sport is the thing that keep him fit and fine. He has also evolved in discography by introducing studio album named Curb side service in 2007. He is a great theater actor and Oscar winning actor. But he is quite shy in sharing his personal details with the media. 

Interesting Facts

He is named after Maher-Shalal-hash-baz, a biblical prophetic-name child.
Ali received his bachelor of arts degree in mass communications from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.
He received his MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
He won his first Academy Award only four days after becoming a father for the first time in February 2017.
Ali revealed during his SAG Award speech in 2017 that he is a Muslim and converted to Islam 17 years earlier. He also mentioned in the same speech that his mother is an ordained minister.