Mahershala Ali to announce shock retirement from acting?

Ali created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Ali fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in Moonlight, House of Cards or Luke Cage, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 48, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 21/05/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouMahershala was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Mahershala Ali was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMahershala”
— @universalObserver, 20 May 2022
“I thought Mahershala Ali retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 20 May 2022

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