Ludacris

Musician, Actor
Rapper-actor-record label chief Ludacris was one of the most successful hip-hop artists of the early 2000s, rising from obscurity with a self-released album in 2000 to a multi-platinum-selling, award-winning rapper with ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1977 in Champaign, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (104)

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

Tej Parker (Actor)

Being Mary Jane 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criss Angel BeLIEve 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Cameo

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

Tej (Actor)

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

BET Hip Hop Awards '11 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2011 American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Changing Lanes 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

Tej (Actor)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Brendan (Actor)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

Wallace (Actor)

BET Awards '10 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

La La's Full Court Life 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rip the Runway 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The BET Hip Hop Awards 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Crank Yankers 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Gamer 2009 (Movie)

Humanz Brother (Actor)

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

Actor

Played by Fame 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ride With Funkmaster Flex 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Battleground Earth: Ludacris VS. Tommy Lee 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Iron Ring 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs 2000 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Max Payne 2008 (Movie)

Jim Bravura (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Ball Don't Lie 2007 (Movie)

Julius (Actor)

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

DJ Donnie (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bros. 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Heart of the Game 2006 (Movie)

(Narrator)

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

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

BET AWARDS 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

Eve 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Night One Star: Usher Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

Skinny Black (Actor)

MTV's New Year's Eve 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Music Mania 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

Tej (Actor)

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

Actor

Snoop to the Extreme 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Tom Green Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Method Man & Redman's Stung 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Food 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2001 Billboard Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Basebrawl: MTV Rock N' Jock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Spring Bling 2001: Beach Towel Throwdown I 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

MTV News: After Party (TV Show)

Actor

Rising Star (TV Show)

Judge
Music (49)

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

("Rest Of My Life") (Song Performer)

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

("Rest Of My Life") (Song)

Joyful Noise 2012 (Movie)

("Yeah!") (Song)

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

("Furiously Dangerous") (Song Performer)

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

("Furiously Dangerous") (Song)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

("All I Do Is Win") (Song)

Prom 2011 (Movie)

("Break Your Heart Ft Ludacris") (Song)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

("How Low") (Song Performer)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

("How Low") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("Yeah!") (Song)

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

Performer

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Filth and Wisdom 2008 (Movie)

("Money Maker") (Song Performer)

Filth and Wisdom 2008 (Movie)

("Money Maker") (Song)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

("Move Bitch") (Song Performer)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Money Maker") (Song Performer)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Money Maker") (Song)

Step Up 2 The Streets 2008 (Movie)

("The Potion") (Song Performer)

Step Up 2 The Streets 2008 (Movie)

("The Potion") (Song)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

("Get Back") (Song)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

("Get Back") (Song Performer)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Ludacrismas") (Song Performer)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Ludacrismas") (Song)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Ludacrismas") (Music Producer)

ATL 2006 (Movie)

("Georgia") (Song Performer)

ATL 2006 (Movie)

("Georgia") (Song)

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("Yeah!") (Song)

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("Yeah!") (Song Performer)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Get Back (Clean Rock Mix)") (Song Performer)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Get Back (Clean Rock Mix)") (Song)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

("Gold Digger") (Song Performer)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

("Gold Digger") (Song)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

("Act A Fool") (Song)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

("Act A Fool") (Song Performer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Rollout (My Business)") (Song)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Rollout (My Business)") (Song Performer)

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

("Break Somethin'") (Song)

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

("Break Somethin'") (Song Performer)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

("Gossip Folks") (Song Performer)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

("Gossip Folks") (Song)

Empire 2002 (Movie)

("U Got A Problem?") (Song Performer)

Empire 2002 (Movie)

("U Got A Problem?") (Song)

How High 2001 (Movie)

("What's Your Fantasy") (Song Performer)

How High 2001 (Movie)

("What's Your Fantasy") (Song)

Rush Hour 2 2001 (Movie)

("Area Codes" (contains 'Do It 'Til You're Satisfied')" (featuring Nate Dogg)) (Song Performer)

Rush Hour 2 2001 (Movie)

("Area Codes" (contains 'Do It 'Til You're Satisfied')") (Song)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

("Area Codes") (Song)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

("Area Codes") (Song Performer)

Biography

Rapper-actor-record label chief Ludacris was one of the most successful hip-hop artists of the early 2000s, rising from obscurity with a self-released album in 2000 to a multi-platinum-selling, award-winning rapper with such Top 5 hits as ""Area Codes," "Stand Up," "Splash Waterfalls" and "Yeah!" (with Usher and T-Pain) to his impressive list of musical credits. Key to Ludacris' popularity was his quick-witted delivery, which tempered the genre's de rigueur references to sex, violence and drugs with a humor that occasionally bordered on the absurd. His between-song comic skits generated enough praise that Hollywood inevitably came calling, and he soon enjoyed a critically praised second career as an actor in "2 Fast 2 Furious" (2003), "Crash" (2004), "Hustle & Flow" (2005) and "No Strings Attached" (2011). The division of his attention between acting and music occasionally dampened listener response to his albums, which fluctuated between topping the charts and hovering in the lower end of the Top 10. But Ludacris' ability to consistently produce projects that not only matched his past glories but, on occasion, surpass them made him one of the more respected rappers in the ever-changing hip-hop game.

Relationships

Wayne Bridges

Father
Died of cancer in 2007

Karma Bridges

Daughter

Roberta Shields

Mother

Christine White

Companion
Mother of his daughter Karma

EDUCATION

Banneker High School

Atlanta , Georgia

Georgia State University

Atlanta , Georgia 1998 - 1999

Milestones

2011

Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall

2010

Earned two Grammy nominations for his seventh studio album Battle of the Sexes

2009

Co-starred with Gerard Butler in the science fiction thriller "Gamer"

2008

Had a lead role in Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla"

2007

Co-starred with Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti in the comedy about Santa's disgruntled older brother "Fred Claus"

2006

Guest-starred on the NBC series "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"

2006

Released fifth studio album Release Therapy

2005

Starred in Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow" opposite Terrence Howard

2005

Starred in Paul Haggis' directorial debut "Crash," a multicharacter study of L.A. race relations

2004

His single "Stand Up" appeared on the soundtrack for the teen hip hop/dance movie "You Got Served"

2003

Co-starred in the fast-pace action feature "2 Fast 2 Furious"; also contributed the single, "Act a Fool" to the soundtrack

2002

Hired as the spokeperson for Pepsi; was dropped after conservative talk-show host Bill O’Reilly criticized the company for picking a "thug rapper" to represent them

2002

Made feature acting debut in DJ Pooh's "The Wash"

2001

Released his second album Word of Mouf

2000

Released his major label debut Back for the First Time

1999

Released his independently produced debut album Incognegro

Was a DJ for Hot 97 in Atlanta

Bonus Trivia

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Along with his manager Chaka Zulu, Ludacris was the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings.

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