NYU Alumni & Parents 2020 Weekend Celebrity Speaker: Mahershala Ali '00

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

Don’t miss this exclusive conversation with Mahershala Ali '00 (MFA, Grad Acting), a two-time Academy Award-winning actor known for his roles in films such as Moonlight and Green Book. We'll be speaking with Ali about his journey from NYU to Hollywood fame, the representation of Black artists in the entertainment industry, and more. Register now to save your spot!

Ali was nominated for an Emmy for his supporting role in Hulu’s award-winning series Ramy and will star in Swan Song and the highly anticipated Marvel film Blade. He also voiced the character of Aaron Davis in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which received the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for “Best Animated Film.” In 2017, Ali made history by becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Ocsar for his role in the coming-of-age drama Moonlight. In 2016, he received an Emmy nomination for starring as Remy Danton in the award-winning Netflix series House of Cards.

Ali received his master’s degree in acting from NYU in 2000 and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.