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Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali and Wife Welcome New Baby

posted: 03/01/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi

Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali ?2/22/17 #pisces

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First he and his wife welcome a new baby and then he wins an Academy Award.

It's been quite the week for Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali.

On February 22, Ali and his wife Amatus welcomed their first child together, who they named Bari Najma Ali. The actor was sure to announce the news via Instagram where he shared a touching photo of his wife cradling their new baby. He was sure to specify that his daughter is a "#pisces."

Bari entered this world at quite the moment in her father's career.

For his portrayal of a mentor and drug dealer in the movie Moonlight, Ali won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for the role.

We are certainly excited to see what the future holds for this talented actor, but hope it includes more photos of Bari!