Actor Mahershala Ali: Wondering Who is This Actor Married to? Wife, Girlfriend or Gay?
If you came here because you saw the name Mahershala Ali, then you are in luck because we have got information that others don’t. We are sure that you are tired of wondering who this handsome hunk is committed to and guess what? We know it but be prepared because there still are some secrets. Let’s find out.
Mahershala Ali is Married: Wife?
Mahershala Ali is married to artist wife, Amatus Sami-Karim. However, as part of the secret, their wedding date has not been mentioned anywhere. Now, let’s talk about the not so famous wife of Mahershala Ali.
Mahershala Ali’s wife is from Southside of Chicago where she spent the earlier years of her life in her father’s mosque. She graduated from Tisch School of Arts in Acting. Her debut was Broken Compass which was featured in blogs like Pigeons and Planes, Afro-Punk and much more.
Caption: Mahershala Ali with wife Amatus Sami-Karim at the premiere of Free State of Jones in June of 2016.
She has also composed music for Dominique Morrisseau’s Obie Award-winning play “Sunset Baby” for the Labyrinth Theater Company and is associated with top notch clients like HBO, Fox, PBS, Universal Music Group and much more.
Their love life goes back to college as they started dating when they were together at NYU. After the setback of a period, they got in contact again which happened after Amatus’s brother was killed in the Chicago shooting. As they united again, their relationship suddenly started to get serious.
Amatus had a chat with WNYC in March this year and said,
"When you go through a tragedy that tears your crap up, you then...decide you're not gonna take anything for granted. I was a thousand percent sure about what I truly wanted in my life. Now, as Mahershala's Hollywood presence continues to grow through his roles in House of Cards, The Hunger Games, and the upcoming Luke Cage series, they're figuring out together how to balance fame with their Muslim faith.”
Along with the mystery of their marriage date, the news about them having any children also piles up. The couple has not posted any pictures in their respective social accounts that indicates they have any children. For all we know, they are currently childless. We just hope that this lovely husband and wife stay happy and reveal if they have any news of welcoming a child.
These days, Mahershala Ali is using his real birth name in movie credits which are Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. He has been known by many names which are all nicknames like 'Hershel' by which he used to be called during his childhood days. He was also called by his last name Ali and later it went down to Mahershala. However, he was never forced to change any of his names ever by agents or managers. He said,
“I wanted to take on my full name, which was sort of a crazy thing to do considering that we’re in Hollywood. I didn’t want a couple of syllables to get in the way of me having the fullest experience as an actor.”
Well, it seems like we all have to practice ourselves to pronounce his 18 lettered name.
Mahershala Ali’s short bio:
Mahershala Ali was born on February 16, 1974, in California, U.S. and currently ages 42 years old. He joined the St. Mary’s College of California and in 1996 graduated with a degree in mass communication. He later admitted in New York University’s graduate acting program and in 2000, received his master’s degree.
His first television appearance was in Crossing Jordan as Dr. Trey Sanders. His career took its leap when he got a role as Richard Tyler in the science-fiction series called The 4400.
However, he is widely known for his role as Boggs in The Hunger Games: MockingJay part 1 (2014) and part 2 (2015) and in House of Cards as Remy Danton. He is still continuing his role in House of Cards since 2013 till now. He was also seen a number of other movies this year namely "Kicks," "Free State of Jones " and " Moonlight" and is filming a TV series called "Luke Cage."