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Mahershala Ali

Born: February 16, 1974, Oakland, California, USA

Mahershalalhashbaz "Mahershala" Ali is an American actor. 


Ali began his career as a regular on series such as Crossing Jordan and Threat Matrix before his breakthrough role as Richard Tyler in the science-fiction series The 4400. 

His first major film release was in the 2008 David Fincher-directed romantic fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His other notable films include Predators and The Place Beyond the Pines. He played a major role in Free State of Jones, set during and after the American Civil War.Ali is best known for his recent roles as Remy Danton in House of Cards, Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes in Netflix's TV series Luke Cage, Juan in Moonlight, and Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and its sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

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Poster of Alita: Battle Angel
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Alita: Battle Angel (2018)

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Action |
Adventure |
Romance |
Sci-Fi |
Thriller |
Canada |
USA |
| 122 Min

In the twenty-sixth century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrap heap by a scientist.

76 2018 122
Poster of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Movie
Action |
Adventure |
Animation |
USA |
| 117 Min

A big-screen animated take on Spider-Man featuring Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino New York teen who is endowed with amazing powers similar to those of Peter Parker after a bite from a genetically engineered spider.

86 2018 117
Poster of Roxanne, Roxanne
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Roxanne, Roxanne (2018)

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Drama |
USA |
| 98 Min

The most feared battle emcee in early-'80s NYC was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At age 14, hustling the streets to provide for her family, Roxanne Shanté was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend.

63 2018 98
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Green Book (2018)

Movie
Biography |
Comedy |
Drama |
USA |
| 130 Min

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

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Poster of Free State of Jones
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Free State of Jones (2016)

Movie
Action |
Drama |
Thriller |
USA |
| 139 Min

True Civil War era story about a white Southerner who falls for a slave and consequently rebels against the Confederacy.

68 2016 139
Poster of Marvel's Luke Cage
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Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

TV Show
Superhero |
USA |
| 52 Min

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

88 2016 52
Poster of Hidden Figures
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Hidden Figures (2016)

Movie
Drama |
Biography |
History |
USA |
| 127 Min

A period space-race drama is inspired by the real-life tale of a group of African-American female mathematicians — Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson — who helped put astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

78 2016 127
Poster of Moonlight
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Moonlight (2016)

Movie
| 110 Min

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

75 2016 110
Poster of Kicks
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Kicks (2016)

Movie
Adventure |
Crime |
Drama |
USA |
| 80 Min

Brandon, fifteen, saves up his money to buy a brand new pair of kicks, hoping that these shoes will help him get the respect and attention he deserves. He spends the next day basking in the newfound glory of these dream shoes. But this glory is short-lived when Brandon is attacked in a parking lot and the shoes are stolen right off his feet. Angry and humiliated, Brandon decides to fight back and ventures into the tough streets of East Oakland along with his two best friends, to recover the kicks. They have the night of their lives, both thrilling and terrifying, and Brandon has to grow up fast as he comes to terms with himself and the world around him.

62 2016 80
Poster of Alphas
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Alphas (2011)

TV Show
USA |
| 60 Min

Alphas is an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow. It follows a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as "Alphas"

73 2011 60
Poster of The 4400
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The 4400 (2004)

TV Show
USA |
Canada |
| 60 Min

The 4400 is a science fiction TV series produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sky Television, Renegade 83, and American Zoetrope for USA Network. The show was created and written by Scott Peters and René Echevarria, and it stars Joel Gretsch and Jacqueline McKenzie. The series ran for four seasons from 2004 until its cancellation in 2007. In the pilot episode, a comet deposits a group of exactly 4400 people in the Cascade Range foothills near Mount Rainier, Washington. Each of the 4400 had disappeared at various times starting from 1946 in a beam of white light. None of the 4400 have aged from the time of their disappearance. Confused and disoriented, they remember nothing between the time of their disappearance and their return.

74 2004 60
Poster of Crossing Jordan
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Crossing Jordan (2001)

TV Show
USA |
| 60 Min

Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001 to May 16, 2007. It stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The show used an ensemble cast approach that featured a group of Jordan's co-workers and police detectives assigned to the various cases. Its roster of central characters was created by Tim Kring, who also developed its core format. The title refers to both the name of the main character, who is commonly shown as "crossing" others—especially authority figures—to learn what she wants to know, and the biblical metaphor of the ancient Hebrews crossing the Jordan River, commonly used in spiritual songs to represent death and passage to the afterlife. During the first two seasons, the series used a gimmick whereby Jordan and her retired police detective father Maximilian "Max" Cavanaugh role-play the events leading up to that episode's murder, which were depicted by showing Jordan playing the part of the victim or suspect in a recreation of the scene, the idea being that such role-playing would help Jordan to figure out the circumstances of the crime, like a criminal profiler. This element of the series was mostly dropped when Howard left the series as a regular; however, there were instances of Jordan role-playing with other characters, such as Woody and Macy.

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