Bow Wow

Rap Artist, Actor, Clothing Designer
A charismatic rapper and actor who began performing while most of his peers were still in diapers, Lil' Bow Wow successfully outgrew his child star roots. While some questioned the ethics of a child entering the ... Read more »
Born: 03/09/1987 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

CSI: Cyber 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Driving Lessons 2014 (Movie)

T-Boy (Actor)

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Allegiance 2012 (Movie)

Specialist Chris Reyes (Actor)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madea's Big Happy Family 2011 (Movie)

Byron (Actor)

The Family Tree 2011 (Movie)

T-Boy (Actor)

2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

Kevin Carson (Actor)

BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2009 (Movie)

Grape Street Watts (Actor)

Hurricane Season 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Ugly Betty 2008 (Tv Show)

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VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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

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

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

Twinkie (Actor)

All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

Xavier "X" Smith (Actor)

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

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Dick Clark's New Years Rockin Eve 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Johnson Family Vacation 2004 (Movie)

DJ Johnson (Actor)

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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

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Moesha 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Pepsi Smash 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Steve Harvey Show 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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All About the Benjamins 2002 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Like Mike 2002 (Movie)

Calvin Cambridge (Actor)

NBA All-Star Read to Achieve Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 2002 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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1st Annual BET Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Christina Aguilera: My Reflection 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Direct Effect 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Hip Hopera: Carmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Lil' Bow Wow: Barking on the Road 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Radio Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Fake ID Club 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Source Sound Lab 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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MTV News: After Party (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Dirty Girl 2011 (Movie)

("I Want Candy") (Song Performer)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

("My Hood") (Song)

The House Bunny 2008 (Movie)

("I Want Candy") (Song Performer)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

("Bounce With me") (Song Performer)

Biography

A charismatic rapper and actor who began performing while most of his peers were still in diapers, Lil' Bow Wow successfully outgrew his child star roots. While some questioned the ethics of a child entering the controversial and often-offensive rap game, Bow Wow seemed to keep his head on straight, releasing his debut album at the age of 13. A string of hit singles and albums followed, as did big-screen stardom. Bow Wow dropped the "Lil'" and went from strength to strength, with the basketball fantasy "Like Mike" (2002), the road trip comedy "Johnson Family Vacation" (2004), the gearhead's delight "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (2006), and the comedy "Lottery Ticket" (2010). With a career's worth of experience already behind him at such a young age, Bow Wow seemed poised to reach even greater heights in whatever entertainment industry avenues he chose to pursue.

Relationships

Ciara Actor

Companion
Called it quits in April 2006 after a one-year relationship

Shai

Daughter

Teresa Caldwell

Mother

Rodney Caldwell

Step-Father
Married Teresa Caldwell in 1998

Alfonso Moss

Father

Milestones

2015

Cast in CBS series "CSI: Cyber"

2013

Co-starred in "Scary Movie 5"

2011

Cast in Tyler Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family"

2010

Co-starred opposite Ice Cube in the comedy feature "Lottery Ticket" as a young man who holds a winning lottery ticket worth millions

2009

Acted opposite Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson, and Bonnie Hunt in the sports drama "Hurricane Season"

2008

Guest starred as one of E's (Kevin Connolly) clients on HBO's "Entourage"

2006

Cast in "The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift," the third installment of the popular street-racing film franchise

2005

Starred in "Roll Bounce," a coming-of-age comedy about 1970s roller-skate jams

2003

Released first album under new moniker Bow Wow, Unleashed

2002

Played lead in basketball movie "Like Mike"

2002

Dropped the "Lil" from his stage name

2001

Released second successful album Doggy Bag

2000

Released debut album Beware Of Dog

1994

Appeared on tracks with Snoop Dogg, Will Smith and Jermaine Dupri

1993

Toured with Snoop Dogg as an opening act

1993

Jumped up on stage and began rapping during the Chronic Tour concert in Columbus, OH

Bonus Trivia

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After "Like Mike" was released in July of 2002, Bow Wow dropped the "Lil" prefix from his name.

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He was an avid basketball player and was 5'2" when he filmed "Like Mike" (2002).

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Bow Wow launched a clothing line called Lil Bow Wear.

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He made it in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest rapper to have a No. 1 hit (for 2000's "Bounce with Me").

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In November 2011, it was reported that a tax lien filed in Florida by the federal government claimed Bow Wow owed the U.S. government $91,105.61 for unpaid taxes from the year 2006.

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