Mostly Credited As: Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Sometimes Credited As: Mahershala Ali
Birth Name: Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
Date Of Birth: February 16, 1974 (Age 40)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Oakland, California
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali is an American actor, and was born on February 16, 1974 in Oakland, California. Raised a Christian, Ali was born with the last name Gilmore, but changed it when he converted to Islam. His first name comes from the name of one of Isiah's sons in the Bible. Ali is best known to TV audiences as Richard Tyler, one of the titular 4400 from the USA series of the same name. Other notable credits include films like Predators and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, along with TV guest roles on Law & Order: SVU, Lie To Me, CSI, Treme, and Alcatraz.