Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali

Keynote Speaker: Academy Award Winning Actor, Known for "Moonlight" and "House of Cards." First Muslim Actor To Win An Oscar

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Mahershala Ali Biography

Mahershala Ali, original name Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore, (born February 16, 1974, Oakland, California, U.S.), American actor who rose to prominence in the 2010s and won an Academy Award for his moving and nuanced performance as the fatherly drug dealer Juan in the film Moonlight (2016).

Ali appeared in the popular movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Other notable roles included a recurring part (2011–12) in the well-received TV drama Treme and the character Boggs, an ally of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in the movies The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 (2015). Moreover, he released the rap albums Corner Ensemble (2006) and Curb Side Service (2007) under the name Prince Ali.

Ali gained wide and favourable attention for his portrayal (2013–16) of the political operator Remy Danton in the popular Netflix series House of Cards. In 2016 he was nominated for an Emmy Award for that role. He also won praise for his performance as a former slave who becomes a political activist in the film Free State of Jones (2016). In addition to his award-winning role in Moonlight, Ali in 2016 played the villainous Cornell (“Cottonmouth”) Stokes in the superhero series Luke Cage and the love interest of mathematician Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson) in the movie Hidden Figures (2016). He later received a second Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in Green Book (2018), the story of an unlikely friendship between an African American classical pianist and the working-class bouncer he hires to drive him on a tour of the American South in the 1960s. In the acclaimed animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Ali voiced the title character’s uncle. He also successfully lobbied for the lead role of the television series True Detective, portraying a police officer investigating the disappearance of two children in the show’s third season (2019). For his performance Ali received his second Emmy nomination.

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Mahershala Ali Videos

Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali on Golden Globe Win
Mahershala Ali - 2016 Commencement Address

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Booking fees for Mahershala Ali, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mahershala Ali, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Mahershala Ali?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mahershala Ali for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mahershala Ali for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mahershala Ali or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mahershala Ali or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Mahershala Ali is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Acting, Diversity and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mahershala Ali for live events is $200,000 and above. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Mahershala Ali can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Spike Lee and Rami Malek. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mahershala Ali for an upcoming event.

Mahershala Ali Videos

Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali on Golden Globe Win
Mahershala Ali - 2016 Commencement Address

Mahershala Ali News

How to book Mahershala Ali?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mahershala Ali for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mahershala Ali, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mahershala Ali or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Mahershala Ali?

Booking fees for Mahershala Ali, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mahershala Ali, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Mahershala Ali?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mahershala Ali for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mahershala Ali for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mahershala Ali or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mahershala Ali or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Mahershala Ali is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Acting, Diversity and Faith & Religion. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mahershala Ali for live events is $200,000 and above. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Mahershala Ali can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Spike Lee and Rami Malek. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mahershala Ali for an upcoming event.

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