Andre Benjamin

Musician, Singer, Actor
As the more outlandish and introspective half of the experimental rap duo OutKast, Andre Benjamin - also known as Andre 3000, Dr, Three Stacks and a half dozen other monikers - established himself as a bona fide ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

JIMI: All Is By My Side 2014 (Movie)

Jimi Hendrix (Actor)

The Assistants 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

About a Girl 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battle in Seattle 2008 (Movie)

Django (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Semi-Pro 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

Clarence (Actor)

The Shield 2004, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Class of 3000 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Class of 3000 Christmas Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Revolver 2007 (Movie)

Avi (Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Elwyn the Crow (Actor)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

Percival (Actor)

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Dabu (Actor)

Fashion Rocks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Four Brothers 2005 (Movie)

Jeremiah Mercer (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Be Cool 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate: Atlantis 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Volcano High 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Silk Brown (Actor)

Soundz of Spirit 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Profile For Murder 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Lake of the Woods (TV Show)

Actor

Principal Takes a Holiday (TV Show)

Actor
Music (22)

Trainwreck 2015 (Movie)

("B.O.B") (Song)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("Back To Black") (Song Performer)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Ms.Jackson") (Song)

Step Up 3-D 2010 (Movie)

("Who Dat") (Song)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

("So Fresh, So Clean") (Song)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

("Spottieottiedopaliscious") (Song)

ATL 2006 (Movie)

("Git Up, Git Out") (Song)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

("On the Way to Heaven") (Song Performer)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

("Greatest Show On Earth") (Song)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

("B.O.B. (Bombs Over Bagdad)") (Song)

The Flight of the Phoenix 2004 (Movie)

("Hey Ya") (Song)

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

("B.O.B.") (Song)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Players Ball") (Song)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

("Land Of A Million Drums") (Song)

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

("So Fresh, So Clean (Stankonia Remix)") (Song)

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

("So Fresh, So Clean") (Song)

How High 2001 (Movie)

("B O B (Bombs Over Baghdad)") (Song)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 (Movie)

("Speedballin'") (Song)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

("Tough Guy") (Song)

Light It Up 1999 (Movie)

("High Schoolin'") (Song)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

("In Due Time") (Song)
Producer (1)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

As the more outlandish and introspective half of the experimental rap duo OutKast, Andre Benjamin - also known as Andre 3000, Dré, Three Stacks and a half dozen other monikers - established himself as a bona fide innovator in a musical genre that had seen better creative days. Along with high school friend Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, OutKast became a giant in the rap world, separating themselves from their hip-hop contemporaries by incorporating elements of funk, jazz and rock-n-roll into a genre desperate for change. From their debut to their widely hailed Grammy-winning fifth album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003), the duo became one of the best-selling rap artists of all time. Not satisfied with a career in music, Benjamin segued to film and television with small, but memorable appearances in "Hollywood Homicide" (2003) and on "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). While he branched off to explore wider musical realms like jazz and classical, along the way learning to play saxophone, guitar and clarinet, Benjamin turned in quality supporting performances in "Be Cool" (2005), "Four Brothers" (2005), "Idlewild" (2006) and "Battle in Seattle" (2007). Following a comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Semi-Pro" (2008), he made waves when he was cast as Jimi Hendrix in the unauthorized biopic "All is By My Side" (2012). Whether in music or on the screen, Benjamin proved himself to be a multi-talented performer capable of pleasantly surprising even his most ardent critics.

Relationships

Erykah Badu Actor

Companion
Mother of his son, Seven no longer together

Milestones

2008

Earned two Grammy nomination for his collaborations with John Legend and Big Boi

2008

Acted opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson in the 1970s-era sports comedy "Semi-Pro"

2006

Cast in the comedy "Scary Movie 4," directed by David Zucker

2006

Starred in "Idlewild," a feature about music performers in the 1930s; also simultaneously released the album Idlewild with Big Boi, which served as the soundtrack

2005

Signed a first-look deal with MTV and Nickelodeon to produce theatrical films and cable projects

2005

Starred in John Singleton's "Four Brothers" as one of four brothers out to avenge their mother's murder

2005

Cast in "Revolver," written and directed by Guy Ritchie

2005

Made feature film debut starring in "Be Cool" (the "Get Shorty" sequel) opposite John Travolta and Uma Thurman

2003

Released dual CD’s containing their own individual musical statements Speakerboxxx / The Love Below

2001

Release a greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast; record contained three new songs

2000

Released fourth album Stankonia, which featured the U.S. chart-topping single "Ms. Jackson"

1998

Released third album Aquemini; was sued in 1999 over their single "Rosa Parks" by the civil rights pioneer over the use of her name, citing "unlawful appropriation of her name"

1996

Released their second album ATLiens

1994

Released debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik; certified platinum

1994

Outkast recorded and released their first single "Player's Ball"

Formed Outkast with Antwan Patton (aka Big Boi) and signed to the LaFace record label; first rap group signed to the primarily R&B-focused label

Bonus Trivia

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"I would hate to die tomorrow and be known only as that dancing guy with the green pants in the video. I don't want to be remembered as the 'Hey Ya!' man." – Benjamin on his greatest fear to InStyle, September 2005

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"I don't want to be on stage rapping at age 40. I want to be at some club playing saxophone." – Benjamin to EW, May 26, 2006

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