Days before winning a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, Mahershala Ali and his wife Amatus welcomed a baby girl. Though the actor has been all over our screens this past year, thanks to starring roles in Luke Cage, House of Cards, Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Kicks, Ali’s been keeping his baby girl Bari under wraps.
Though the actor previously shared a photo of Amatus snuggling their little one, he’s yet let fans see what she looks like. And we don’t blame him. While Ali is a public figure and his wife is a multi-hyphenate artist, their precious child is not for public consumption just yet.
Still, like most parents, the actor can’t help but share a few glimpses of his baby girl with the world, and from the looks of things, Ali is adjusting to fatherhood just fine.
As a matter of fact…he looks good!
In a recent interview, Ali explained how being a dad has changed the way he approaches his career.
“When I was working on Moonlight, I was working on four or five other projects at a time, so that can’t happen again,” he said. “I just don’t have time to waste. You gotta be really deliberate with how you choose to spend your day because those are the moments you’re away from your child. If anything, I want to work in a more focused way and discover the right balance for my life.”
After a super busy 2016, Ali reportedly has three projects in the works–Roxanne Roxanne, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January; Alita: Battle Angel; and he’s rumored to be in talks to join the cast of Triple Frontier.