Mahershala Ali is now a father! The talented actor welcomed his daughter with wife, Amatus Sami-Karim on Feb 22. Her name is Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali.
The joyous delivery comes just days before he will attend the Academy Awards where he’s nominated for best supporting actor in Moonlight. The groundbreaking film tells a coming of age story about a young Black, gay man in Miami.
As reported by Essence, the 43-year-old and Sami-Karim tied the knot in 2013 after having met as students at NYU in 2000. During the hectic awards season, Sami-Karim has been by her husband’s side.
In addition to singing in Moonlight, the actor also starred alongside Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures.