Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson

Born: 01/20/1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Music (23)

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

("It Ain't Easy") (Song Performer)

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

("It Ain't Easy") (Song)

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

Music Producer/Original Score (Music)

Grudge Match 2013 (Movie)

("Here I Come") (Song)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Take Your Time") (Song)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 2011 (Movie)


Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

("Lay It Down") (Song)

Step Up 3-D 2010 (Movie)

("Here I Come") (Song)

The Karate Kid 2010 (Movie)

("Here I Come") (Song)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

("Stay With Me (By The Sea)") (Song)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

("Here I Come") (Song)

Stomp the Yard 2007 (Movie)

("In The Music") (Song)

Superbad 2007 (Movie)

("Here I Come") (Song)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Music Supervisor

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

("You Got Me") (Song)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

Drums(House Band) (Performer)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

Concert Music Arranger/Producer (Music Arranger)

Fade to Black 2004 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

("Act Too (Love Of My Life)") (Song)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

songs("Mantan Show Music" "Burn Hollywood Burn") (Song)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("The Anti-Circle") (Song)

The 24 Hour Woman 1999 (Movie)

("All Night Long (Remix Version)") (Song)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

("What You Want") (Song)
Actor (18)

Inside Amy Schumer 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)


Sample This 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bad 25 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Am I Black Enough For You 2009 (Movie)

The Roots (Actor)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Drug Years 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Prince: The Art of Musicology 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)


Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

The Roots (Actor)

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Producer (2)

Philly 4th of July Jam 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

SoundClash 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Other (1)

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Creative Consultant


Lee Andrews Song


Amel Larrieux Song

Attended senior prom together.


Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

1985 - 1989



The Roots become the house band on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"


First book published, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove.


The Roots become house band on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon".


Produced D'Angelo's Voodoo.


First Gold record, Things Fall Apart.


The Roots score their first Top 40 single, "What They Do"


The Roots' first album, Organix is released.

Bonus Trivia


Initially wanted his credit in The Roots to be merely a question mark.


In his memoir Mo' Meta Blues, Questlove notes with pride that when conservative pundits combed through The Roots' albums looking for evidence of sexist or degrading lyrics in the wake of the Michele Bachmann scandal, they weren't able to find any.


Thompson's date to his senior prom was future soul singer Amel Larrieux.


Questlove is perhaps music's most prolific user of Twitter, with over 2.6 million followers as of July 2013.