Congratulations! Aspiring Actor Mahershala Ali Becomes the First Muslim Actor to Triumph in the Oscar Awards

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Congratulations! Aspiring Actor Mahershala Ali Becomes the First Muslim Actor to Triumph in the Oscar Awards

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1974-02-16
  • Age 47 Years 3 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Oakland, California
  • Profession Actor
  • Birth Name Mahershalalhashbaz Ali Gilmore
  • Zodiac Sign Aquarius
  • Religion Islam
  • Ethnicity/Race African-American
  • Father Phillip F. Gilmore
  • Mother Willicia Gilmore
  • Daughter/s Bari Najma Ali
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Amatus Sami-Karim (m. 2013)
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Wedding Date 27 June 2013
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth $8 Million (Estimated)
  • Awards Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA (2019)
  • Nominees Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA (2016)
  • Career 2001–present
  • High School Mt Eden High School
  • College New York University
  • Height/ How Tall? 6' 2" (1.88 m)
  • Weight 85 kg (187 lbs)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Dark Brown

Amidst many criticisms for exploiting the fear of Muslims, an aspiring actor Mahershala Ali has made the history. He has received the Oscar Awards, becoming the first Muslim actor ever to attain this prestigious award.

Mahershala Ali won the award for the best supporting actor at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday night for his character of a mentor of a gay black boy in Miami in the movie “Moonlight.” He not only won the Oscar but also received a standing ovation which was a moment of pride to many Muslims from all around the world.

Congratulations to Ali who not only has grabbed the award but also has won million of hearts and praises from the Muslim American community and other people around the globe.



Despite President Donald Trump's order of banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries being commenced, Ali didn’t talk about his religion in his acceptance speech. On his short, humble and sweet acceptance speech, he thanked his wife and fellow actor, Jenkins. He expressed-

"My grandma would want me to button up. I want to thank my teachers, my professors. I had so many wonderful teachers. One thing that they consistently told me...It’s not about you. It's about these characters. It's was about Juan."



Mahershala Ali has a double celebration coming up, as he recently embraced fatherhood with his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim (married. 2003) who gave birth to his beautiful daughter Bari Najima Ali, who was born just a few days before the Award Ceremony.


Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali ????2/22/17 #pisces

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As for the former rapper Ali's near future plans, he will be appearing in Calvin Klein underwear ads. Congratulations on this immense success Mahershala Ali!