While at NYU, appeared in productions of "Blues for an Alabama Sky", "The School for Scandal", "A Lie of the Mind", "A Doll's House", "Monkey in the Middle", "The Merchant of Venice", "The New Place" and "Secret Injury, Secret Revenge".
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Mahershalalhashbaz Ali | Mahershala Karim-Ali
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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I've never seen anyone - and I've had the opportunity to work with some really terrific actors in my time - but Philip Seymour Hoffman is definitely the best I ever had the opportunity to work with.
Ali has twice played the father to children with unusual (supernatural) aging issues: as Richard Tyler in The 4400
(2004), his character's daughter, Isabelle, goes from infancy to adulthood in a single episode, and as Tizzy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(2008), he plays the adoptive father of a child who is born old and ages backwards.