Scarlet Meyer
February 25, 2017 10:03 am

Mahershala Ali is having an amazing week, to say the least! The actor is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight, and will be heading to the Oscars on Sunday. On top of that, Moonlight and his other film Hidden Figures are both up for Best Picture. While this is all totally amazing for one person, there’s more!

Because Mahershala Ali and his wife just welcomed their first child into the world.

His name is Bari Najma Ali, he’s a Pisces, and he’s so cute!

Mahershala’s wife Amatus Sami-Karim looks so beautiful cradling their baby. Also, Bari is so tiny and adorable. We seriously cannot handle all this cuteness!

As if that weren’t adorable enough, we know that Mahershala is totally psyched to be a dad. Back in December, when Amatus announced her pregnancy, Mahershala told E!:

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We’re so psyched for Mahershala and Amatus. They look so happy together, and are going to be such wonderful parents. The fact that this news comes right around the time when Mahershala is up for an Oscar in a movie where he played a father figure is just icing on the cake!

So good luck, Mahershala! We’re so excited to see you at the Oscars and are wishing you all the best of luck. But honestly, you already won the best prize!

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