- He won a BET Award for Best Actor for his work on Luke Cage.
- He won a Bleck Reel Award for Outstanding Guest Performer, Drama Series for his work on Luke Cage.
- Mahershala Ali is one of the actors who have portrayed multiple characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Mahershala Ali creates mixtapes for each character he portrays, and Cottonmouth's mixtape includes songs from Big L, Diamond D, Brand Nubian, D'Angelo, Mobb Deep, Kanye West and Erykah Badu.
- Mahershala Ali also voiced Aaron Davis/Prowler in the Sony Pictures Studios production Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
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