Mahershala Ali could go home as an Oscar winner on Sunday, but the star just got a new title — dad.
The actor, who’s nominated for his supporting role in “Moonlight,” announced the birth of his first child, a baby girl, via Instagram on Friday.
“Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 💜2/22/17 #pisces,” Ali captioned a photo of his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, and the adorable newborn.
Jimmy Kimmel, who’s hosting the Oscars, joked in January that it would be “really good for ratings” if Ali’s wife had the baby during the show. “During the monologue would be ideal,” Kimmel told him.
Of the baby’s name, Ali, 43, said, “We’re looking to do something simpler,” adding that they would still “keep it unique.”
Ali took home two Screen Actors Guild awards earlier this year for his roles in “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures.”
Ali’s rep confirmed the birth of the baby girl.
Source: Page Six | Lindsey Kupfer