Motivational Keynote Speaker | Actor | Host | Father | Husband

Los Angeles, California






Youth Empowerment

Event Hosting

Finding Your Purpose

2010 - present

2010 - present

Meet Alimi Ballard ~


Alimi ("Ali - Me") can be seen as Dr. Robert Dubois on the acclaimed original drama series QUEEN SUGAR from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.


Ballard recently dazzled on the screen as the dangerous and debonair Reginald Lennox III, on the ABC and Shondaland drama, THE CATCH.


For three seasons Alimi portrayed Detective Kevin Crawford on  CBS's Global Sensation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Ballard may best be known for his portrayal of Special Agent David Sinclair, for six seasons as a series regular, on Tony and Ridley Scott’s highly successful CBS crime drama NUMB3RS. The 2011 movie season kicked off with Alimi as Fusco in UNIVERSAL’s summer Blockbuster FAST FIVE.  His tenure in Hollywood began as a series regular on the ABC sitcom SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH as The Quizmaster. Ballard had a blast recurring as Agent Gayne Levin on CBS's and Television’s #1 Hit-Drama NCIS. Other series regular roles have been as Herbal Thought in James Cameron’s cult favorite DARK ANGEL and as Matthew on the ABC sitcom ARSENIO. 


An avid comic collector, Ballard was thrilled to lend his voice as Falcon for the Marvel Animated Series & Video Game SUPER HERO SQUAD. Some of his notable guest-starring roles include CRIMINAL MINDS, LUCIFER, ELEMENTARY, CASTLE, SCORPION, IN PLAIN SIGHT, HELLO LADIES, and many more. In other feature work, Ballard has graced the screen with such talent as Cuba Gooding Jr. in 20th Century Fox’s MEN OF HONOR and Morgan Freeman in DreamWorks’ DEEP IMPACT.


Born and raised in The Bronx (New York City) Ballard, on the encouragement of his childhood mentor, became involved with Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center.  A local community center dedicated to the empowerment of young people through the Arts and Mentorship. It was at there that Alimi discovered a new passion... acting.  He set his sights on a professional acting career and later came to perform with such notable companies as the Manhattan Theater Club and the National Black Theater.  His "big break through" came on the ABC daytime drama LOVING where he played Frankie Hubbard, the son of legendary daytime actress Debbie Morgan.


Of all the roles Alimi portrays, two reward him daily, that of husband and father. Ballard resides HAPPILY in Los Angeles with his Wife and two wonderful children.