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Essence
May 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Mahershala Ali becoming a dad is good for us, for two reasons. One, we get to see the hottie being an attentive father. And two, we can’t get enough of his precious newborn daughter.

On Instagram, the actor posted a photo of him and his baby girl with a caption of her name, Bari Najma. Staring at each other on the bed, the new father nuzzles his baby girl’s little toes.

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The actor and his wife, Sami-Karim welcomed their little girl in February just days before he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Moonlight.

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“Having a child is the polar opposite experience of the awards season experience,” he told Associated Press.

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“Having a child requires you to nest, to be in your home, and to create and make your home and environment that is one that is potentially very welcoming and nurturing for a child.”

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