His first TV appearance was as Dr. Trey Sanders on the television drama series Crossing Jordan. This was followed by shows such as NYPD Blue, Threat Matrix, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Haunted. Subsequently, Ali landed the role of Richard Tyler, a Korean War pilot on the critically acclaimed drama The 4400 on USA Network for three seasons. Ali has guest starred on a number of shows including Lie To Me on FOX and Law and Order SVU.
Ali found a major role as politician Remy Danton on the hit Netflix TV series House of Cards, the American adaptation of the British TV show in both series. Ali has also stated that Danton gets 'a great job', indicating that he will return to the show for Season 3.
- Mahershala Ali on Wikipedia