'Oscar' nominee Mahershala Ali, wife Amatus Sami-Karim welcome their first child!

| Updated: Feb 26, 2017 11:11 IST

New Delhi [India] Feb. 26 (ANI): Looks like Mahershala Ali, nominated for Oscar 2017 in the 'Actor in a supporting role' category for 'Moonlight,' has already won his most expensive reward. Ali and wife Amatus Sami-Karim welcomed their first child on February 22, and it's a baby girl! The 43-year-old actor confirmed the news on Instagram on February 24, with a picture of his wife cuddling the tiny tot, clicked from the back side. The snap was captioned, "Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 2/22/17 #pisces." Reportedly, the couple, who tied the knots in 2003, announced they were expecting in December. Last month the 'House of Cards' actor told Jimmy Kimmel, when he stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' that he and Amatus were brainstorming names for their firstborn, which they want to be 'Simple' yet 'Unique.' Bari Najma is quite a good choice! On a related note, Kimmel will be hosting the big Oscars night, on February 26, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. 'Moonlight' will see Mahershala Ali, portraying a Cuban-born drug dealer, living in Miami, who becomes a surrogate father to a bullied youngster and tries to instill confidence in him. Now this will be something to watch out for- Will the actor have double celebration, by bagging the golden Statuette at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. (ANI)