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Alimi Ballard | Biography

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  • Full Name Alimi Ballard
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Bronx, New York, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 17, 1977
  • Age 44 Years, 6 Months
  • Height 6 Feet (1.83) (IMDb)
  • Parents Undisclosed
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Zodiac Sign Libra
  • Wife Dahn Ballard
FBI Special Agent David Sinclair on CBS Series 'Numb3rs'

Alimi Ballard | Biography

Also on 'Queen of the South' & 'Doom Patrol'

Ballard was also a series regular in the sci-fi drama series 'Dark Angel' (2000-2002) and the American sitcom Arsenio. He also played a role as Agent Gayne Levin in 'NCIS' a CBS drama. Followed by that, for six seasons, Ballard portrayed Agent David Sinclair in the victorious CBS crime drama series 'Numb3rs' (2005-2010). He also performed the role of Detective Kevin Crawford for three seasons on 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' (2000-2015).


Alimi Ballard is an American TV actor, widely renowned as FBI Special Agent David Sinclair on CBS police procedural Numb3rs.    

Who is Alimi Ballard?

Alimi Ballard was born on 17 October 1977 in Bronx, New York. He embarked on his Hollywood journey by playing as a series regular in the ABC sitcom Sabrina The Teenage Witch (1996-2003).

Ballard was also a series regular in the sci-fi drama series Dark Angel (2000-2002) and the American sitcom Arsenio. He also played a role as Agent Gayne Levin in NCIS, a CBS drama.

Followed by that, for six seasons, Ballard portrayed Agent David Sinclair in the victorious CBS crime drama series Numb3rs (2005-2010). He also performed the role of Detective Kevin Crawford for three seasons on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015).

He has appeared as Marcel Dumas in a drama series, Queen of South (2016-2021), which is on Netflix's Global Top 10 Series. Ballard also played in DC's comedy-drama series Doom Patrol as Joshua Clay, a metahuman.

His other significant roles include Reginald Lennox III in the Shondaland drama, The Catch (2016-2017) and Dr. Robert Dubois on the celebrated original drama series Queen Sugar. Ava Duvernay and Oprah Winfrey created it, an 'Academy Award' nominee filmmaker/creator and executive producer.  

Ballard has also acted in Fast five as Fusco, apart from TV shows and series. His additional movie credits include Last Night in Old City, where he starred opposite Nicholas Cage.

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He Visited the FBI Headquarters for His Role in 'Numb3rs'

CBS procedural crime drama series Numb3rs is a 'Primetime Emmy' nominee, where Ballard portrayed the role of Agent David Sinclair. With his recurring roles in 114 episodes, Ballard as Sinclair teams up with the FBI and a mathematician who exercises his equations to solve different crimes.

His character was first introduced in the premiere episode and later became the regular companion of FBI Special Agent Colby Granger (Dylan Bruno) and the primary relief supervisor for Don Eppes, the Supervisor of the FBI Violent Crimes unit (Rob Morrow). Ballard visited the FBI headquarters and chatted with FBI agents in preparation for his part as Special Agent David Sinclair.

The series offered a razor-sharp mathematician (David Krumholz), who assists his FBI brother (Rob Morrow) to solve crimes around Los Angeles using his impeccable science of numbers. With 119 episodes and six seasons in total, Numb3rs aired its finale in 2010.  

Played a Former Athlete and a Mentor on 'One of Us is Lying' 

Originally an adaptation of Karen M. McManus's novel with the same title, One of us is lying was aired on 7 October 2021. It is a mystery drama where the storyline revolves around five students; an athlete, a brain, a criminal, a princess, and a 'basket case' are stuck in detention, where only the first four walk out alive.

Ballard portrayed his role as Kevin Clay, a former athlete and a loving father/mentor, who wishes to see his son as a baseball sensation and live a better life, unlike him.

Created by Erica Saleh and broadcasted by the Peacock network, the series has 1 season with nine episodes.

Ballard's Wife is a Daughter of a well-known Civil Rights Activist

Ballard is married to Dahn Ballard, also recognized as Dior Raye. They are parents to two sons, Zion, born in 2005, and Cairo, born in 2008.

Alimi Ballard with his family
Alimi Ballard poses with his wife and children on 5 February 2021, representing Black History Month (Photo: Instagram)

Ballard's wife Dahn was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a well-known Civil rights activist Princella Howard Dixon and she has four siblings.

Dahn's family routinely moved during her early years. Thus she found theatrical acting and creative acting as a means to express herself and to confront the challenges of her frequently changing environment.

Dahn obtained her BA in English, and she went to study at the esteemed RADA University for a term with a scholarship.

She is best recognized for her notable roles in National Treasure and the American sitcom, The Bernie Mac Show. She has even directed an award-winning short movie, Interception, a comedic and delightful homage to Christopher Nolan's movie Inception.  

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