Mahershala Ali is an American actor. His acting career started in the early 2000s. His debut was on the TV series Crossing Jordan, where he starred as Dr. Trey Sanders. Afterwards, he had guest appearances on multiple shows. He next starred on the show Threat Matrix. He became further known for his role as Richard Tyler on the TV series The 4400. In the 2010s, he had notable roles on the shows Treme and Alphas. He then starred as Remy Danton on House of Cards. His role in the 2016 film Moonlight won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He’s also appeared in the film Hidden Figures.