Facts about Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali Biography
Actor Mahershala Ali is best known for his roles on television — as political operative Remy Danton in House of Cards, and as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in Luke Cage.
Mahershala Ali also received rave reviews in 2016 for his performance in the Barry Jenkins film Moonlight.
Raised outside of Oakland, California, Ali got his first break with a role on the TV series Crossing Jordan (2001-02). He then spent a dozen years working mostly in television, including the series The 4400 (2004-07). His big screen career got a big boost with a role in 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (starring Brad Pitt).
The exposure from House of Cards put Ali more in the spotlight, and since then he has appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2, 2014 and 2015) and The Free State of Jones (2016).