Nelly

Rapper, Actor
When it comes to his contribution to film and television, Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has proven most prolific in the realm of soundtracks. With hit songs like "Hot in Herre" and "Ride Wit Me," his works have appeared ... Read more »
Born: 11/02/1974 in Austin, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (86)

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2012 - 2017 (TV Show)

Himself

Nellyville 2002 - 2005, 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Reach Me 2014 (Movie)

E-Ruption (Actor)

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Voice 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Music 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cedric The Entertainer Presents 2002 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2002 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge 2004 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual A Home for the Holidays 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Actor

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

Actor

CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '08 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hip Hop vs. America 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Rip the Runway 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

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

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's New Year of Music 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 Radio Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

American Top 40 Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Megget (Actor)

The Second Annual Vibe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tim McGraw: Here and Now 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

The 2nd Annual TRL Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Actor

MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

Access Granted: Nelly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Diary 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

One World Jam: A Concert For Global Harmony 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Snipes 2002 (Movie)

Prolifik (Actor)

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

Performer

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

Presenter

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

Actor

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Performer

Destiny's Child Live 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Direct Effect 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Rhymes, High Stakes 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Grab the Mic -- A Hip-Hop History 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Live and Almost Legal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Super Bowl Half-Time Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Road Home 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Super Bowl XXXV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Performer

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Performer

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

Performer

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

Presenter

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

Performer

The Source Sound Lab 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer
Music (32)

About Time 2013 (Movie)

("Dilemma") (Song Performer)

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

("Hot In Here") (Song)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

("Hot In Herre") (Song)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Shake Ya Tailfeather") (Song)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Shake Ya Tailfeather") (Song Performer)

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

Performer

Generation Kill 2008 (Tv Show)

Song

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("#1") (Song)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("#1") (Song Performer)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("Ride Wit Me") (Song)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("Ride Wit Me") (Song Performer)

Bride and Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

("Ride Wit Me") (Song)

Bride and Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

("Ride Wit Me") (Song Performer)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Boom") (Song)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Boom") (Song Performer)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

("Ride Wit Me") (Song Performer)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

("Ride Wit Me") (Song)

The 2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Agent Cody Banks 2003 (Movie)

("Hot In Herre") (Song)

Agent Cody Banks 2003 (Movie)

("Hot In Herre") (Song Performer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Shake Ya Tailfeather") (Music Producer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Shake Ya Tailfeather") (Song)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Shake Ya Tailfeather") (Song Performer)

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

("Hot In Herre") (Song)

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

("Hot In Herre") (Song Performer)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("Hot In Here") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("Hot In Here") (Song Performer)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Air Force Ones") (Song)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Air Force Ones") (Song Performer)

The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Saving Silverman 2001 (Movie)

("Country Grammar") (Song)

Saving Silverman 2001 (Movie)

("Country Grammar") (Song Performer)

Biography

When it comes to his contribution to film and television, Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has proven most prolific in the realm of soundtracks. With hit songs like "Hot in Herre" and "Ride Wit Me," his works have appeared on more than 30 soundtracks since the release of his debut studio album "Country Grammar" in 2000. His rapping prowess ultimately led to his acting debut in 2001 with a supporting part in "Snipes," a gritty showbiz thriller in which Nelly plays a volatile rap star called Prolifik who is struggling to complete his latest album. Looking for something new, Nelly tried his hand at comedy with a one-off role on the sketch show "Cedric the Entertainer Presents." By 2005, his widespread fame led to him co-starring with Adam Sandler in the remake of the Burt Reynolds' football-centered comedy "The Longest Yard." Nelly pulled double duty on the production, also contributing two songs ("Errtime" and "Fly Away") to the movie's soundtrack. Though critically panned, the film was a rousing box office success, which encouraged Nelly to continue to balance his music career with his acting ambitions. Following the release of his fifth solo album, "Brass Knuckles," Nelly snagged a recurring role on the gritty cop drama "CSI: NY" playing suave club owner and sometime informant Terrence Davis.

Relationships

Jackie Donahue

Sister
Died of leukemia March 2005

Cornell Haynes

Father

Chanel Haynes

Daughter
Born Feb. 27, 1994

Cornell Haynes

Son
Born March 2, 1999

Milestones

2010

Released his sixth studio album "5.0," featuring "Just a Dream"

2008

Landed a recurring role on "CSI: NY" (CBS) as former gang member-turned-informant Terrence Davis

2005

Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in a remake of "The Longest Yard"

2004

Released two albums, the rap-oriented "Sweat" and the R&B-filled "Suit"

2003

Collaborated with Nike on the limited-edition sneaker "Air Derrty"

2003

Launched the Apple Bottoms clothing line

2002

Sophomore album Nellyville debuted at No. 1; featured hits "Hot in Herre" and Kelly Rowland duet "Dilemma"

2001

Performed "Walk This Way" with Aerosmith, Britney Spears, and *NSYNC at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

2001

Made his film acting debut in the crime thriller "Snipes"

2000

Signed to Universal Music Group as solo artist

2000

Solo debut Country Grammar debuted at No. 3 on Billboard; featured hit title track and "E.I."

1997

Released the St. Lunatics' debut single "Gimme What U Got"

1995

Formed the St. Louis, MO-based hip hop group St. Lunatics

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