Amatus Sami-Karim Bio, Age, Height, Mahershala Ali, Movies, Instagram

Amatus Sami-Karim Biography

Amatus Sami-Karim is an American actress, composer, and musician. Her fame grew after marrying the award winning actor Mahershala Ali. Karim has appeared in Girl’s Time (2016) and Jasmine (2017).

She was a 2018 DRAMA DESK AWARD nominee and she completed the sound-design/music for The Home Coming Queen.

Amatus Sami-Karim Age | Amatus Sami-Karim Birthday

Amatus was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States but has not yet disclosed her year of birth.

Amatus Sami-Karim Parents

Sami was born in an Islamic family on the Southside of Chicago her father being a jazz musician as well as an Imam. She grew up at the mosque which was across the street from the Cabrini Green Projects, a public housing project. Amatus was interested in different forms of arts since she was a child, and later studied at the Tisch School of Arts in New York.

Amatus Sami-Karim and Mahershala Ali  at the 2019 Oscars
Amatus Sami-Karimand Mahershala Ali at the 2019 Oscars

Sami was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England, following which she then had to stay in London for a year to study acting.

Her parents divorced and her later formative years were spent in Philly with her mom who is a social-worker.

Amatus Sami-Karim & Mahershala Ali

Amatus and Ali met when they ere both studying at the Tisch School of Arts in New York City. The two were introduced to each other by a mutual friend Aliya Latif. The couple got married in 2013. The couple is very supportive of each others career and they never shy off from showing their affection to the public.

Amatus Sami-Karim Child

Amatus gave birth to a daughter Bari Najma Ali on February 24, 2017 this was a few days before Ali’s Oscar win.

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Amatus Sami-Karim Net Worth

Amatus’s net worth is not yet known.

Amatus Sami-Karim Height

The American composer stands at a height of 1.68 m.

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Who is Amatus Sami-Karim, Mahershala Ali’s Wife?


Published: February 24, 2019

Sami-Karim, among other things, is an activist and esteemed and multi-talented artist in her own right.

Mahershala Ali is a diverse actor who, during his 17-year acting career, has garnered prestigious accolades that include Best Supporting Actor for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. The former House of Cards actor is currently starring beside Blade actor Stephen Dorff in season three of the time-jumping HBO crime series True Detective. In True Detective, the handsome actor plays troubled Arkansas state police detective Wayne Hayes who, along with partner Roland West (Dorff), try to solve a murder in the Ozarks that involves two children.

Wayne Hayes is married to drop-dead gorgeous former schoolteacher and novelist in the series Amelia Reardon, played by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Carmen Ejogo. What’s really interesting to note, as Mahershala Ali is nominated for his second Academy Award for Green Book,is that life is imitating art in the way of his beautiful and talented wife in real-life Amatus Sami-Karim. As all eyes may be on the Kicks star as attends the Academy Awards Sunday to possibly nab his second Oscar, you may ask yourself: Who is Amatus Sami-Karim, Mahershala Ali’s wife?

According to The Cheat Sheet, Amatus Sami-Karim is an esteemed and talented artist in her own right, and she met her future husband while both of them attended the Tisch School of the Arts. Sami-Karim graduated from Tisch and later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for one year. Sami-Karim’s accomplishments and current art projects are discussed extensively on her Amatus website.

The multifaceted Sami-Karim has also collaborated on projects with recording artists Jneiro Jarel, Meshell Ndegeocello, and the late grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove. The skilled artist’s resume boasts big-name clients such as Pepsi, Rooftop Films, 651 Arts, The Georgia Shakespeare Festival, among others.

Behind every great man, there’s a woman, the saying goes. And some credit for Mahershala Ali’s meteoric rise to fame can be attributed to Amatus Sami-Karim’s support. Sami-Karim, like her husband that was the first Muslim to win an Oscar for acting, is Muslim. Her works also include combating Islamophobia, and she lectured at a UCLA event to educate people on the subject.






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