Mahershala Ali

East Bay Times Covers Moving Commencement Speech By Actor, Alumnus Mahershala Ali

East Bay Times logoEast Bay Times columnist Gary Peterson reported on actor and SMC alumnus Mahershala Ali’s captivating commencement address to the Saint Mary’s class of 2016.

NBC Bay Area News, NBC LA, Report On Mahershala Ali As 2016 Commencement Speaker

KNBC LA logoBoth San Francisco’s and Los Angeles’s NBC News affiliates reported on the moving commencement speech delivered to the 2016 graduating class by actor and SMC alumnus Mahershala Ali.

Mahershala Ali ('96)


Name: Mahershala Ali.
I was born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore, and I went by Mahershala Gilmore while at SMC.  I changed my last name in 2000, and from 2001-2010 I was known professionally as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali.