Mahershalalhashbaz Ali

Biography

Though born in Oakland, CA, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali grew up in the neighboring city of Hayward. Ali gravitated to athletics as a university student -- playing basketball for St. Mary's College in nearby Morgana, CA -- but began taking acting classes during his junior year that pointed him in a much different direction by introducing him to one of his life's great passions. Following a memorable...