Born on February 16, 1974 in Oakland, California) he has acted on television in the science-fiction series The 4400 (2004-2007), in House of Cards (2013-2016) with Kevin Spacey, in Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016) with Mike Colter. He played Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 (2014-2015). In 2016 Ali acted in 3 movies: Free State of Jones with Matthew McConaughey, Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi, Moonlight by Barry Jenkins. In 2018 he played pianist Don Shirley in Green Book opposite Viggo Mortensen as Tony Villelonga. The Green Book also won Best Screenplay.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZS5d9l8XL0.
The Green Book is out in UK cinemas 1st Feb 2019.