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Amatus Sami-Karim


Facts of Amatus Sami Karim

Full NameAmatus Sami Karim
First NameAmatus
Middle NameSami
Last NameKarim
ProfessionCelebrity Wife
Birth CityChicago
Birth CountryUnited States
Father Professionjazz musician
Mother Professionsocial worker
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMahershala Ali
EducationTisch School of Arts
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Married Date2013

Amatus Sami-Karim is popular among people as the wife of American actor and former rapper Mahershala Ali

She is an actress and producer as well.

Amatus Sami-Karim with her husband, Mahershala Ali.
Amatus Sami-Karim with her husband, Mahershala Ali. Source: Instagram

Moved with her mom after the divorce

Amatus was born into a Muslim family in Chicago, U.S.A

Her father was a jazz musician, and he even worked as an Imam at different functions held in Chicago Mosque

As a child, she used to spent most of her time at the mosque with her father

The name of her parents is remained a secret till now.

It has been said that her parent’s marriage hit a rough patch when she was small. 

Eventually, the couple got divorced from each other. However, the reason is still hidden. 

After her parent’s separation, she moved on with her mom in Philadelphia, where her mom worked as a social worker.

Has studied arts 

When she was young, she was really interested in the arts

She always has this special connection with Arts no matter what form it is. 

She wanted to do something that has arts, so she joined Tisch School of Arts in New York.

Later for graduation, she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts located in London

Lost her brother

She lost her brother in a gun violence incident. There are very few details on this incident. 

Moreover, she has lost her dearest ones like cousins, family members, roommates, and friends in these similar incidents in four years

She was disheartened by those incidents that have happened years ago. She has seen a lot in her life earlier.

Married seven years ago

Amatus was married to her husband Mahershala Ali on June 27th, 2013

However, the couple only spoke about their wedding publicly after a year. They tied the knot in small ceremonies.

They met each other when they were at Tisch School of Arts in New York

The couple got introduced to each other through their common friend

After meeting each other, their vibes matched, and they became good friends soon.

Reportedly the couple dated for long years before tying the knot

The couple has known each other for more than two decades now. 

Their marriage is still strong, and the love birds love each other company where ever they go.

Throwback picture of Amatus Sami-Karim with her husband, Mahershala Ali.
Throwback picture of Amatus Sami-Karim with her husband, Mahershala Ali. Source: Instagram

The husband changed his religion

It has been said that her husband, Mahershala, got influenced by her to change his religion

He used to go to the mosque with her when they were in a relationship and not married.  

After listening to those prayers and visiting mosques daily with her, his body and mind started to feel connected with it.

He opens about his religion in the year 2017 at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

However, it has been almost two decades that he changed from Christianity to Islam

He converted his religion in 2000; at that time, he was not married.


The couple was blessed with a beautiful daughter three years ago.  

She was born on February 22nd, 2017. The couple named her Bari Najma Ali.

Her husband posted a video on Instagram with their daughter, which you can see below.

Net Worth 

Year Net Worth Annual income 
2020$8 MillionUnknown

Her net worth is not available. 

However, her husband, Mahershala Ali, is estimated to have an $8 Million net worth. His Annual salary is under review.

Source of income

His primary source of income is a talented actor. He is a two-time Oscar-winning Actor

Other sources would be appearances, collaborations, endorsements, ads, and deals

The family must be enjoying a comfortable lifestyle.

Age and birthday

  1. Her date of birth is not available.

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Updated On Mon Nov 09 2020 Published On Sun Nov 01 2020 By shaumya

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