Recent Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is enjoying his favorite role of all -- dad! The Moonlight star, 43, took to Instagram earlier this week to post a sweet photo of himself with his newborn daughter, Bari.
“Bari x Abu,” Ali captioned the precious black and white photo.
In the shot, Ali is holding his baby girl on his lap, while gazing lovingly at her. The actor and his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, welcomed their little one in late February, the same week he won the Oscar for Moonlight.
Shortly after the birth, Ali spoke with ET about fatherhood, saying, “It’s such a blessing to be a father.”
He went on to praise his wife, saying, “Hands down, women are the toughest beings on the planet. I’m not saying that to be cool. I don’t care if you have children, choose to have children. I don’t care if you took every pain medication in the world to have children.”