‘A Different Kind Of Crazy’ for Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali with Newborn Daughter

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Actress Mahershala Ali (L) and his Wife Amatus Sami-Karim (R) attend the FOX and FX’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Mahershala Ali is discovering the joys of fatherhood following the birth of his daughter.

Last month, his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, gave birth to their first child, Bari Najma ― just four days before Ali’s Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor in “Moonlight.”

During The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood dinner on Tuesday night, the actor told People that fatherhood has changed his work-life balance.

“We have a baby, so it’s a different kind of crazy,” he said.

“I think it changes your relationship with time. I just don’t have time to waste,” Ali continued. “You gotta be really deliberate with how you choose to spend your day because those are the moments you’re away from your child. If anything, I want to work in a more focused way and discover the right balance for my life.”

The 43-year-old Oakland native also gushed to E! News at the event about his excitement over the birth of his daughter.

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Source: Black Voices | Brennan Williams