How tall is Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali's Height

6ft 1 ¾ (187.3 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films such as Moonlight, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Predators, Green Book and TV series House of Cards, Luke Cage and the 4400. He once described himself as being "Six-Two".

How tall is Mahershala Ali
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Average Guess (47 Votes)
6ft 1.7in (187.2cm)
sreesmith said on 27/Mar/23
Rob, He can look solid 6ft 2
Darksol64 said on 19/Feb/23
Looks to have a short-ish neck? That absolutely gives the illusion of more height. Let's say a 6'2.5 guy has a long neck 3/4 inch longer than his; that means the two will have the same shoulder height and general body proportions.

Someone like Robert Nairn Rob has listed is a good example of this. He looks shorter than most 6'5 guys because his shoulder height is low for his size with his long neck.

If he is indeed just under 6'2, it goes to show you how tall 1.75 inches over a flat 6 footer can look. Significant difference.

I'm going to guess 6'2 because the average guess of 1.65" is too low.
Slim1.75m said on 12/Sep/22
Hey does he look 6'2 next to Casey Affleck looks more like a little over 4in unless Casey's over 5'9 which sometimes seems likely.
Editor Rob
With Casey he could pass for about 6ft 2 (or very near it)
Malcolm Oliver said on 12/May/22
Tall Sam said on 9/Dec/21
Rob, who would you give the better chance of looking taller Ali or Chris Pratt?
Editor Rob
I would say Ali can give off a taller impression on his own, but sometimes Pratt when he stands tall near other actors also can pass for about 6ft 2 himself.
Mike Sutton said on 8/Dec/21
I worked with him on HOC I'm 6' 1.5". He was very slightly taller than me. My guess is 6' 1.75". And he was a great dude btw.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/21
Rob, is the full 6ft2 up for debate?
Editor Rob
Sometimes it seems he could be that mark, but overall I still would put him almost 6ft 2.

But you never know, it's not like listings are set in stone :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/21
Looks too tall to be under this
BT said on 20/Feb/21
Wouldn't bet on a big 6'2 for him, but somewhere close to 187 cm is fair.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 23/Jan/21
Click Here Mahershala does look 1.25" lower than 6'3 Jim Klock.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/20
Rob, why not just give him the full 6ft2?

Click Here In his college basketball career he was described as 6ft4 (at 0:05 mark). Not for a minute suggesting he’s that but a lot of the time players are listed at what they may measure in shoes. I find it unlikely that he’d get called at that if he was under 6ft2. Other articles have him at 6ft3
Editor Rob
I think he can look it, although he has a benefit in having a higher eyelevel. I'm sure most who meet him will guess him taller.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Sep/19
Might be 6'1.75" looks it with Viggo Mortensen.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/19
I now think 6ft2 is distinctly possible for him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/19
He’s now getting described 6ft3-4
Tall Sam said on 10/Apr/19
Should add Moonlight and Green Book to his credits as he won Oscars for these. Sometimes Ali can seem taller or shorter but there's little chance he's over 6'1.5", it fits for now.
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 22/Mar/19
Always looked 187 to me, so the listing is spot on
Arch Stanton said on 18/Feb/19
Seems about right in the press photos with Viggo Mortensen. In Green Book in some scenes though he could look nearer 6'3 for some reason.
Ian555 said on 28/Jan/19
Rob I honestly can’t see this guy being under 6’ 2”. I mean he towers of Spacey in House of Cards and Spacey isn’t that short of a guy, like 5 feet 10 ish range.
Editor Rob
There's a chance, he could be almost 6ft 2
Speedy said on 21/Jan/19
In this video he mentions being "6'2": Click Here
Editor Rob
I'll mention his claim at the top thanks.
olney28 said on 10/Jan/19
Him and Mike Coulter is like the same height
viper said on 6/Jan/19
Bill Murray was standing behind him at the Golden Globes and looked taller
Johns said on 22/Sep/17
Legit 6'1", looks a simple 2 inches down by Mike Colter.
highlysuspect said on 23/Aug/17
Would've guessed around 6'2" from house of cards. Towers over spacey
traq said on 2/Aug/17
he doesnt seem that far from 6'3
Mande2013 said on 13/Mar/17
Rob, what do you think Barry Jenkins' height is? The guy who directed Moonlight.
Editor Rob
at a quick glance, seems shorter than average, maybe 5ft 6 like Big G.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/17
Colter is 6ft3 so that supports 6ft1-6ft2 for this guy
Sam said on 28/Feb/17
You could argue 1.5 inches shorter than Mike Colter but at times it can appear less of a difference.
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I couldn't find a still but near Jeff Bridges at the Oscars he looked scarcely taller, but might have had poorer posture at that point.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Feb/17
Congrats on a well-deserved win last night!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jan/17
he looks very tall on House of Cards
Mike Jones said on 30/Sep/16
Wow! Didnt know he was that tall. On Luke Cage he looks way shorter, I guess his slim build and proportions give a short illusion.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, how likely is 6ft2?

Really towers over Kevin Spacey in HOC…
Editor Rob
he can pull off looking near it
184.3cm (Night) said on 13/Nov/15
Guessed him at 6'2 from watching 4400. Good listing Rob.

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