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'Moonlight' Star Mahershala Ali Expecting First Child!

by Alex Ungerman 11:30 AM PST, December 02, 2016
Playing 'Moonlight' Star Mahershala Ali Expecting First Child!

Mahershala Ali is going to be a father!

The Moonlight star, who also appears on the Netflix series House of Cards and Luke Cage, shared a photo on Instagram on Thursday with wife Amatus Sami-Karim, who was clutching her burgeoning baby bump.

Amatus~Sami ✨

A photo posted by Mahershala Ali (@mahershalaali) on

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This will be the first child for the couple, who married in 2013.

Ali's baby news caps what has been a great year for the 42-year-old actor, whose recent film has garnered much Oscar buzz.

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ET spoke to Ali last month, when he opened up about his Moonlight role and his acting experience as a person of color.

"My task is to make these people human,” Ali shared. "Often the characters in my acting experience were there to help push the story along, so I’m always fighting to find the shaft of light where I can wedge an opening and make the character real. That’s a muscle a lot of people of color have to work to be successful in this industry, so people can say, ‘Oh, this brother’s got it.’"

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