Mahershalalhashbaz Ali Gilmore (February 16, 1974), known professionally as Mahershala Ali, is an American actor and rapper who plays Wayne Hays in season 3.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Moonlight (2016). He worked with HBO on the earlier series Treme, playing private investigator Anthony King in the second and third seasons from 2011 to 2012. He starred in the streaming crime series Luke Cage as Harlem crime boss Cottonmouth in 2016.

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