Mahershala Ali is having all the moments – from 2016 on through the beginnings of 2017, the actor has many reasons to smile.

In addition to the success of his booming career and stocking up on award nominations and wins for films Moonlight and Hidden Figures, the Hollywood Reporter cover star is now father to a baby girl!

Amatus~Sami ✨

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Two days ahead of film’s biggest night, aka The Oscars, Ali took to Instagram to announce the birth of his daughter, Bari Najma Ali!

Check out the beautiful mommy-daughter moment below.

Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 2/22/17 #pisces ✨

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