Amatus Sami-Karim: Photos of Mahershala Ali’s Wife

Tonight, Mahershala Ali has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in the critically acclaimed film, Moonlight, where he's up against Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins), Dev Patel (Lion), and Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals). Ali's recent publicity and appearances in the media have led to curiosity about his personal life. Who, for instance, is he married to? Does he have children? Ali is married to an artist named Amatus Sami-Karim. According to her website, Amatus grew up in the South Side of Chicago, and attended Tisch School of the Arts. She also spent a year at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). Amatus released her debut EP, Broken Compass, not long after graduating, and it has been featured in blogs like Pigeons and Planes, Afro Punk, Obscure Sound, Hollywood Playlist, OkayPlayer, and The Source. She also composed music for Dominique Morrisseau's Obie Award-Winning play "Sunset Baby". In December 2016, Essence announced that Mahershala and his wife are expecting their first child together. Ali shared the news in an Instagram post featuring a pic of his pregnant wife. Click through our gallery to learn more about the couple. (Getty)