Having first been introduced to acting during college, Ali made his professional stage debut performing for a season with the California Shakespeare Festival shortly after graduation. Soon after, he was accepted to New York University, where he received a Masters degree in acting.
Ali's first television role was as Dr. Trey Sanders on NBC's Crossing Jordan. He was later cast as series regular Jelani Harper on the ABC drama Threat Matrix. His other television credits include appearances on ABC's NYPD Blue, CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, UPN's The Haunted, and CBS's The Handler, opposite Joe Pantoliano.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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