Lil Wayne

An uncompromising and provocative MC with a bad-boy personality were just a few of the perceptions people had of hip-hop artist Lil' Wayne. After launching his career as a featured artist with Cash Money Records in the ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

SoundClash 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Jim Rome on Showtime 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Loiter Squad 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Behind the Music 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

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

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FNMTV 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane Season 2009 (Movie)

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Katie Couric's All Access Grammy Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '08 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Carter 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Vibe Awards Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boondocks 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 (Tv Show)

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Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

Performer

Freaknik: The Musical (TV Show)

Voice
Music (6)

Step Up All In 2014 (Movie)

("My Homies Still") (Song Performer)

The Interview 2014 (Movie)

("A Milli") (Song Performer)

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

Performer

The Wrestler 2008 (Movie)

"Stuntin' Like My Daddy" (Song Performer)

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Bringing Down the House 2003 (Movie)

("Way Of Life") (Song Performer)

Biography

An uncompromising and provocative MC with a bad-boy personality were just a few of the perceptions people had of hip-hop artist Lil' Wayne. After launching his career as a featured artist with Cash Money Records in the late 1990s, Lil' Wayne ascended to the top by redefining the mixtape genre and for his massive body of work, including the critically acclaimed album series Tha Carter (2004), its follow-up Tha Carter II (2004) and Tha Carter III (2008). Featuring tracks that were often laced with misogyny, violence and drug themes, delivered in his signature raspy, breathless voice, these albums propelled Lil' Wayne to the top of the charts, earning him a multitude of Grammy awards. Yet, as his success grew, so did Lil' Wayne's personal crises and run-ins with the law, including an eight-month prison sentence in 2010 after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon from a 2007 incident. His incarceration, however, did not slow down his creative juices and immediately upon release, Lil' Wayne shot back into the spotlight with numerous hip-hop collaborators. He also released the highly-anticipated album Tha Carter IV (2011), which delivered a heavy dose of Lil' Wayne's original rhymes and freestyle tracks, and cemented his place as a game-changer in the world of new millennium hip-hop.

Milestones

2012

Surpassed Elvis Presley’s record as the male artist with most entries on Billboard Hot 100 chart

2011

Released highly-anticipated Tha Carter IV, which included rap ballad "How to Love"

2010

Executive produced MTV documentary "Drake: Better Than Good Enough"

2008

Topped Billboard album chart with Tha Carter III, featuring hits "A Milli" and "Lollipop"

2005

Reached No. 2 on Billboard 200 with follow-up Tha Carter II

2004

Released breakthrough album Tha Carter, featuring hit single "Go D.J."

2003

Received rave reviews for underground mixtape Da Drought

2000

Made film debut in "Baller Blockin'"

2000

Launched solo career with debut Tha Block is Hot; album featured contributions from other members of Hot Boys

1999

Hot Boys released major label debut Guerrilla Warfare

1996

Became youngest member of Hot Boys along with rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk

1991

Met Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams, founders of Cash Money Records

Grew up in Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans, LA

Bonus Trivia

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Lil Wayne was arrested in July 2007 for weapons possession in New York City following a concert at the Beacon Theatre. He was charged with gun possession, and after a two-year court battle, reached a plea on charges of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to one year in prison. Lil Wayne began serving his sentence in 2010 and was released eight months later.

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On March 12, 2013, Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering seizures while on a music video set with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj. He was reportedly released the following day. On March 15, the rapper was reportedly found unconscious due to seizures caused by ingesting high amounts of codeine. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in critical condition.

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