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Mahershalalhashbaz Ali

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Ali at the 2005 Comic-Con International
Personal information
Birth nameMahershalalhashbaz Gilmore
Birth dateFebruary 16, 1974(age 42)
Place of birthOakland, California, U.S.
OccupationActor

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Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (born February 16, 1974) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Richard Tyler on the USA Network science fiction television series The 4400, and "Tizzy" in the 2008 motion picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Ali was born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore in Oakland, California. Raised a Christian, he later converted to Ahmadiyya Islam. His father, Phillip, appeared in musical theater. He is named after one of the sons of Isaiah in the Bible.


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