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Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
Born Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
February 16, 1974 (1974-02-16) (age 45)
Oakland, California
Characters played Prowler

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (born February 16, 1974), credited as Mahershala Ali, is an actor who will play Prowler/Aaron Davis on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


He played Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes on the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Luke Cage with Alfre Woodard playing his sister. He will also play Blade in an upcoming film.

Other notable works include Crossing Jordon, NYPD Blue, Threat Matrix, The 4400, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Crossing Over, Predators, Alcatraz, The Place Beyond the Pines, Treme, Alphas, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2, House of Cards, Free State of Jones, Hidden Figures, and Roxanne Roxanne.

He is the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award, for his role in the Best Picture winner Moonlight.

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