50 Cent

Musician, Rapper, Actor
Rapper-turned-actor-turned-entrepreneur Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson not only typified the street thug persona in his music and film roles, he actually came from the New York streets where he sold crack, robbed street ... Read more »
Born: 07/05/1976 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

50 Cent (Actor)

50 Hours with 50 Cent 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Out 2014 (Movie)

Detective Hardwick (Actor)

Dream School 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Full Clip 2014 (Movie)

Duncan (Actor)

Gun 2014 (Movie)

Rich (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Power 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Prince 2014 (Movie)

The Pharmacy (Actor)

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Champs 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Escape Plan 2013 (Movie)

Hush (Actor)

How to Make Money Selling Drugs 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Last Vegas 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Frozen Ground 2013 (Movie)

Pimp Clate Johnson (Actor)

Vengeance 2013 (Movie)

Black (Actor)

Dream Machines 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire With Fire 2012 (Movie)

Lamar (Actor)

Freelancers 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Odd Thomas 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The American Giving Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Finder 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Voice 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

13 2011 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

50 Cent: The Origin of Me 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

All Things Fall Apart 2011 (Movie)

Deon (Actor)

American Idol 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

La La's Full Court Life 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Set Up 2011 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Video Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Music 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Morning Glory 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pepsi Smash 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twelve 2010 (Movie)

Lionel (Actor)

50 Cent: The Money and the Power 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Caught in the Crossfire 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead Man Running 2009 (Movie)

Mr Thigo (Actor)

Entourage 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Streets of Blood 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Righteous Kill 2008 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Home of the Brave 2006 (Movie)

Jamal Aiken (Actor)

The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Choose or Lose: Vote or Die! 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Vibe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Soundtrack: Tupac: Resurrection 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tupac: Resurrection MTV Movie Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Beef 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Music (31)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

("The Enforcer") (Song Performer)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

("The Enforcer") (Song)

Single Ladies 2011 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

More Than a Game 2009 (Movie)

("In Da Club") (Song Performer)

More Than a Game 2009 (Movie)

("In Da Club") (Song)

Next Day Air 2009 (Movie)

("I Get Money") (Song Performer)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("Candy Shop") (Song)

World Music Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 (Tv Show)

Performer

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

("Candy Shop") (Song)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("Candy Shop") (Song Performer)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("Candy Shop") (Song)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("What Up Gangsta") (Song Performer)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("What Up Gangsta") (Song)

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

("In Da Club") (Song)

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

("On Fire") (Song)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

("I'll Whip Ya Head Boy") (Song)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

("I'll Whip Ya Head Boy") (Song Performer)

King's Ransom 2005 (Movie)

("Magic Stick") (Song)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

("In Da Club") (Song)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

("In Da Club") (Song)

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("Realest Niggas") (Song)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("Realest Niggas") (Song Performer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Realest N*ggas") (Song Performer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Realest N*ggas") (Song)

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

("Follow Me Gangster") (Song Performer)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("Paradise") (Song)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

Bring It On 2000 (Movie)

("Bring It All to Me (remix)" (featuring Blaque)) (Song Performer)

Woo 1998 (Movie)

("Let It Be") (Song Performer)
Producer (10)

Power 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gun 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Frozen Ground 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fire With Fire 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Freelancers 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lay the Favorite 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

All Things Fall Apart 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Catch .44 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Set Up 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Caught in the Crossfire 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (3)

Gun 2014 (Movie)

(Story By)

Gun 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

All Things Fall Apart 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Rapper-turned-actor-turned-entrepreneur Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson not only typified the street thug persona in his music and film roles, he actually came from the New York streets where he sold crack, robbed street corner rivals and escaped attempts on his life. But without his checkered past, which he routinely mined for lyrics and self-promotion, Jackson might not have become a top-selling artist. As it turned out, Jackson parlayed his huge musical success into business ventures as a producer and founder of clothing and shoe lines. It was natural that the popular performer would try his hand at acting, and his first major outing in the fact-based autobiography "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (2005) was a moderate box office hit. He stuck close to home with follow-up roles as violent characters who have run-ins with the law in the Iraq War drama "Home of the Brave" (2007) and "Righteous Kill" (2008).

Relationships

Vivica A. Fox Actor

Companion
Dated for a few months in 2003 Announced split on the "The Howard Stern Show"

Michael Francis Actor

Cousin
Earned the nickname '25 Cent' for being his younger counterpart

Sabrina Jackson

Mother
Was only 15 years old when she gave birth to 50 cent was a cocaine dealer raised Jackson until the age of eight, when she was murdered was drugged and left for dead after the gas in her apartment was turned on and the windows shut closed

Marquise Jackson

Son
Born October 13, 1997 mother, Shaniqua Tompkins

Shaniqua Tompkins

Companion
Mother of his son Marquise no longer together

Milestones

2010

Co-starred in the ensemble drama thriller "Twelve," directed by Joel Schumacher

2009

Earned a Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Eminem on the song, "Crack a Bottle" from Eminem's album, Relapse

2008

Released fourth album, Before I Self Destruct; the album includes an accompanying feature-length film with the same title

2008

Teamed with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in "Righteous Kill"

2008

Hosted the MTV reality show "50 Cent: The Money and the Power"

2007

Released third album Curtis; made headlines when he threatened to never make a solo album again if his album did not outsell Kanye's album; he later took back this statement after Kanye had outsold his; earned a Grammy nomination

2006

Cast in Irwin Winkler's drama "Home of the Brave," about the lives of four American soldiers in Iraq and their return back to the US

2005

First starring role in director Jim Sheridan's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" playing a fictionalized version of himself

2005

Released second album, The Massacre; earned multiple Grammy nominations, including Best Rap Album

2005

Voiced himself on the episode 'Pranksta Rap' of "The Simpsons" (FOX)

2004

Cast in his first fictional role in the straight-to-video gansta thriller, "Full Clip"

2003

Appeared as himself in "Beef," a documentary about the social, political and economic ramifications of rap and its increasingly controversial nature

2003

Released the G-Unit album Beg for Mercy; also executive producer

2002

Released the much-hyped debut album, Get Rich or Die Trying; Eminem featured the first single "Wanksta" on the "8 Mile" soundtrack

2002

Signed a seven-figure contract with Eminem's Shady Records, Doctor Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records

2000

Jackson was shot nine times, while the rapper sat helpless in the passenger seat of a car; this led Columbia to shelve Power of the Dollar and part ways with the now-controversial rapper

1999

Through Trackmasters, landed a deal with Columbia Records and cut the tracks for what was to be his debut album, Power of the Dollar

1999

Signed with Trackmasters, a successful production duo (comprised of Poke and Tone) responsible for Jay Z and Foxy Brown

1996

Began an apprenticeship with Jay Master Jay of Run DMC fame, who signed the fledgling rapper to his tiny JMJ Records label; not much resulted from this collaboration

Began rapping as an alternative to selling drugs after being released from prison

Raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York

Sentenced to three to nine years in prison for possession of heroin, crack and a starter pistol; earned GED while in prison and released in 1995

Returned to the rap underground where he formed a collective (G-Unit, which also featured Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo) and began churning out mixtape tracks

Raised by grandmother and turned to selling drugs at an early age

Bonus Trivia

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On May 24, 2000, Jackson was shot nine times while waiting inside a car outside his grandmother’s house in Queens; one of the bullets went through his cheek, knocking out a tooth and causing a permanent hiss in his speech, another took out the knuckle on one of his hands, with the rest landing in his arms and thighs

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In March 2000, Jackson was stabbed at a Manhattan recording studio, presumably by a rival East Coast rapper, but no one was officially held accountable.

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"My son changed my life. When I had him, I decided I had to straighten up, that I needed to be there to take care of him. He's my motivation, period. For music, everything else." - 50 Cent quoted in GQ, December 2005

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"You get comfortable shooting. The first time, you're scared to death, as scared as the guy your shooting at. Then it grows easier for you. After a while the idea of shooting someone doesn't bother you." - 50 Cent to Playboy magazine, April 2004

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