Mahershala started his career from the TV series, Crossing Jordan as Dr. Trey Sanders. His diligent performance led him to feature in the movie, Making Revolution which became a great hit. He further appeared in Umi's Heart, Predators, Hidden Figure, Roxanne Roxanne, Kicks, Supremacy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, etc.
Moreover, Ali also featured in the TV series' such as Luke Cage, Light Out, The Wronged Man, Lie to Me, House of Card, Haunted, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and much more. He also signed to Bay Area recording label, Hieroglyphics Imperium. Mahershala also recorded a music as Prince Ali as well as released his own album, Curb Side Service which earned wide appreciation.
Moving towards his personal life, Mahershala Ali married his long-term girlfriend, Amatus Sami-Karim. The couple gave birth to a daughter, Bari Najma.
Mahershala earns the handsome amount of money in his career. He has appeared in numbers of movies and released several rap songs through which he receives a good amount of salary. His current estimated net worth is around $8 Million.