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Mahershala Ali Reveals His Real, 18-Letter First Name

Mahershala Ali Reveals His Real, 18-Letter First Name

Mahershala Ali sits down for an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (January 9) in Hollywood.

The 44-year-old Green Book actor, who won a Golden Globe over the weekend, opened up about his real first name, which is 18 letters long.

Mahershalalhashbaz is the “longest word in the Bible,” he revealed. “It’s in the book of Isaiah. The prophet Isaiah’s second son, it’s his symbolic name, so he didn’t actually have to live through life with that name.”

Mahershala says that his close family and friends call him “Hershal,” but only they are allowed to do that.

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  • Patrick

    Yeah… this interview is from January 2017 soooooo…