Willicia Gilmore is most known for being the mother of Mahershala Ali, a renowned American actor and former rapper. Willicia Gilmore holds a Baptist Ministerial Ordination.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Education
Willicia was born in the USA. However, her birth date is unknown. Moreover, any details regarding her parents and siblings are not available.
Gilmore holds American citizenship and is of mixed ancestry. She graduated from a beauty college after high school completion.
Career and Professional Life
Willicia worked as a hairstylist after her graduation from college and worked for many years. Later on, she became a Baptist pastor. Her son, Mahershala had a successful career.
He is well-known for playing Remy Danton in the Netflix series House of Cards, Cornell Stokes in the Marvel series Luke Cage, Colonel Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and Tizzy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, his first significant film role, which came out in 2008. Predators, The Place Beyond the Pines, Free State of Jones, and Hidden Figures are a few more noteworthy movies.
Critics lauded Ali for his portrayal of Juan, a mentor, and heroin dealer, in the 2016 drama movie Moonlight. Moreover, the third season of the HBO drama True Detective, which debuted on January 13, 2019, featured Ali as Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hays. In the late 2000s, Ali recorded rap songs under the name Prince Ali for the Bay Area record label Hieroglyphics Imperium.
He recorded his debut album, Corner Ensemble, in 2006, and his second, Curb Side Service, in 2007, but he chose to concentrate on his acting career rather than go on tour to support the albums. Alongside Casual and Planet Asia, he had a cameo appearance on Keith Murray’s album Lord Of The Metaphor 2 in 2019. In 2020, he appeared on Riz Ahmed’s album The Long Goodbye.
Awards and Nominations
It is unknown about Willicia’s achievements. However, her son has received several awards in his profession.
Two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award are among the many honors he has won during the course of his 20-year career.
Willicia’s net worth is unknown. However, her son has gained fame and money as an actor and artist. He is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million.
Willicia is married. While still a teenager, Willicia Gilmore wed Phillip Gilmore. Mahershala was born to Willicia when she was in her twenties. However, the couple divorced when Mahershala was three years old. Later in the 1980s, she remarried another man.
Body Measurements and Social Media
No information regarding Willicia’s body measurements is available. However, she seems to have dark brown eyes and black hair.
Similarly, no information regarding her activeness on social media platforms is available.