Caption: Still of David Strathairn and Mahershala Ali in Alphas (2011)
Born: February 16, 1974
Star sign: Aquarius
Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Known for: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), Predators (2010)
Born in Oakland, California, Mahershala Ali was raised in the neighboring city of Hayward by his parents and extended family. His father, Phillip, appeared in musical theater. Ali played basketball for St. Mary's College in Moraga, California (just east of Berkeley), where he received his bachelor of arts degree in mass communications. He began ...