Sean "Diddy" Combs

Producer, Musician, Actor
A talented producer who introduced such best-selling hip-hop artists as Lil' Kim and The Notorious B. I.G., Sean "Puff Daddy/Puffy/P.Diddy/Diddy" Combs transformed himself from a sharp business mogul into a top ... Read more »
Born: 11/04/1969 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (143)

Black-ish 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Chris Crawford (Actor)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2013 ESPY Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

I Want to Work For Diddy 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Making the Band II 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Making the Band III 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Making the Band IV 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

Sergio (Actor)

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

Host

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

Actor

The BET Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Guest

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Making His Band 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Band 4 Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

P Diddy's Starmaker 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Total Finale Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

A Raisin in the Sun 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

If I Were King 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rip the Runway 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The Black List: Volume One 2008 (Movie)

Sean "Diddy" Combs (Actor)

The Steve Harvey Show 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Concert for Diana 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Lockdown, USA 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

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

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Borrow My Crew 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Carlito's Way Rise To Power 2005 (Movie)

Hollywood Nicky (Actor)

Choose or Lose: Vote or Die! 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

Kevin Hart (Actor)

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

Host

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Diddy Runs the City 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Fade to Black 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 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 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Aaliyah: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Anatomy of a Scene: Monster's Ball 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Diary 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnnie Cochran: The Best Defense 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Video 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Staying Alive 3 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Staying Alive, Music to Live For 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2001 - 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

The Chris Rock Show 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Pop Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Direct Effect 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest Rock & Roll Moments: 2000 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

Made 2001 (Movie)

Ruiz (Actor)

Monster's Ball 2001 (Movie)

Lawrence Musgrove (Actor)

Puffy On Trial: Victory or No Way Out? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sean "Puffy" Combs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Backstage 2000 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

MTV 2 Large New Year's Eve Party 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

NetAid 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

NetAid: A Concert Special 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

True Life: I Am Driving While Black 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

9 Days That Rocked the 90's 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Paris Fashion Collections 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

R & B '97: Year in Review 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Savion Glover's Nu York 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 Billboard Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Essence Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 World Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Year in Rock 1997 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhyme & Reason 1997 (Movie)

Participating Artist (Actor)

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Power of One 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Show 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Strictly Business 1991 (Movie)

Donovan (Actor)

Red Nose Day (TV Show)

Himself

United We Stand (TV Show)

Actor
Music (33)

Southpaw 2015 (Movie)

("Notorious Thugs") (Song)

Horrible Bosses 2 2014 (Movie)

("Hypnotize") (Song)

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

("Hypnotize") (Song)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

"Lovin' You Tonight" (Song)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

("Be Faithful") (Song)

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

("Hypnotize") (Song)

Step Up 2 The Streets 2008 (Movie)

("Money In The Bank") (Song)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("Can't Ya See") (Song)

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

("Bad Boy For Life") (Song Performer)

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

("Bump, Bump, Bump") (Song Performer)

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

Song Performer

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Shake Ya Tailfeather") (Song Performer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Didn't Mean") (Music Producer)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Didn't Mean") (Song)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Pass The Courbvoisier (Part 2)") (Song Performer)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Pass The Courbvoisier (Part 2)") (Song)

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

Performer

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

("Summertime") (Song Performer)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Juicy") (Song)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

("Trade It All (Part 2)") (Song Performer)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

("And We" (Film Mix)) (Song)

Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("Dance With Us") (Song Performer)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("Dance With Us") (Song)

Rush Hour 2 2001 (Movie)

("I'll Be Missing You (contains 'Every Breath You Take')" (featuring Faith Evans & 112)) (Song Performer)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

songs("Love Like This (contains 'Chic Cheer')" "Only You (contains 'I Get Lifted')" "What You Want (contains 'Right On for the Darkness)") (Song)

10 Things I Hate About You 1999 (Movie)

songs("Feel So Good (contains 'Hollywood Swinging')" "Hypnotize (contains 'La Di Da Di')") (Song)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

("Come With Me") (Song Performer)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

song producer("Come With Me") (Song)

Metro 1997 (Movie)

("You Don't Have to Worry") (Song)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

("Don't Stop What You're Doing" (featuring Lil' Kim)") (Song Performer)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

("Don't Stop What You're Doing") (Song)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

song producer("I Just Can't") (Song)
Producer (8)

Dope 2015 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Undefeated 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Run's House 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Taquita & Kaui 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Daddy's Girls 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Damaged: A Making the Band Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Making the Band's Greatest Hits 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A talented producer who introduced such best-selling hip-hop artists as Lil' Kim and The Notorious B. I.G., Sean "Puff Daddy/Puffy/P.Diddy/Diddy" Combs transformed himself from a sharp business mogul into a top recording artist and talented actor. After becoming the youngest executive at Uptown Records when he was just 19, Combs jumpstarted numerous fledgling careers, only to be summarily fired due to internal power struggles. He soon formed his own company, Bad Boy Entertainment, which became responsible for launching the career of Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, widely considered to be the greatest rapper of all time. But tragedy struck when Biggie was gunned down in a drive-by, leaving Bad Boy without its top-selling artist and Combs without his close friend. Combs paid tribute to his fallen friend with the hit single, "I'll Be Missing You" (1997), which also ushered in his career as a recording artist. Combs entered into other entrepreneurial ventures like opening the soul food restaurant Justin's and starting the very successful Sean John clothing line. When he seemed to reach new heights, however, Combs ran into serious legal trouble that threatened to derail not only his career, but his very freedom following a shootout at a nightclub that lead to criminal weapons charges. With his then girlfriend Jennifer Lopez at his side, Combs managed to beat the high-profile wrap, though some in his entourage were not so fortunate. Nonetheless, he continued advancing himself, becoming an executive producer of the MTV series "Making the Band" and "I Want to Work for Diddy" (VH1, 2008- ), while demonstrating his acting bona fides in "Monsters Ball" (2001) and "A Raisin in the Sun" (ABC, 2008), all of which confirmed his status as a multi-faceted and self-taught talent who never failed to surprise fans.

Relationships

Janice Combs

Mother

Melvin Combs

Father
deceased fatally shot in Central Park on January 26, 1972 at age thirty-three in what was believed to be a drug deal gone wrong

D'Lila Combs

Daughter
twin of Jesse born on December 21, 2006 mother, Kim Porter named after Porter's grandmother

Jessie Combs

Daughter
twin of D'Lila born on December 21, 2006 mother, Kim Porter named after Diddy's grandmother

Christian Combs

Son
born on April 1, 1998 mother is Kim Porter

Justin Combs

Son
born in 1993 mother is Misa Hylton-Brim

Keisha Combs

Sister
born in 1971

Emma Hemming

Companion
Brazilian both claimed to have be just "good friends"

Misa Hylton-Brim

Companion
mother of Justin separated shortly after Justin's birth in 1993

Jennifer Lopez Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating in early 1998, though both denied relationship Went public with their relationship in 1999 Reportedly split in late 2000 Officially announced break-up on Feb. 14, 2001

Kim Porter

Companion
first began dating in the 90's split in 1998 mother of Combs' son Christian and his twin daughters reconciled in 2003 once again they announced split in July 2007

Jessie Smalls

Grandmother
born in 1921 died in 1994 Smalls was Combs' primary caretaker while his mother worked to put him through private school

EDUCATION

Mount St. Michael Academy

Bronx , New York 1987
boys' high school

reportedly attended a Montessori school in Mount Vernon, New York

St. Charles Borromeo School

New York , New York
Catholic elementary school in Harlem

Howard University

Washington , Washington D.C.
dropped out to pursue career in the music business

Milestones

2010

Co-starred with Jonah Hill and Russell Brand in "Get Him to the Greek"

2008

Once again played the role of Walter Lee Younger in ABC's "A Raisin in the Sun"

2006

Executive produced "Celebrity Cooking Showdown," (NBC) a reality competition featuring celebrities paired up with professional chefs

2004

Made his stage debut in the revival of the Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun"; played the role of Walter Lee Younger which was originated by Sidney Poitier

2003

Completed his first New York Marathon, raising more than $2 million for various children's charities

2003

Signed a three year distribution deal with Arista Records. The agreement allowed Combs to retain ownership of his company "Bad Boy" while Universal assumed the promotion and marketing cost for Bad Boy's musical acts

2001

Hit with a child support suit from longtime girlfriend Kim Porter, mother of his son Christopher

2001

Acquitted of all charges relating to the December 1999 shooting at Club New York

2001

Acted in the feature drama "Monster's Ball"

2001

Film acting debut, "Made"

2000

Entered the lucrative pop music realm with his girl group Dream; the quartet have a hit with "He Loves You Not"

2000

Along with Bad Boy artists Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease, was hit with a $200 million invasion of privacy suit stemming from a track on Lil' Cease's album that sampled dialogue from a telephone conversation

1999

After filming a video with NAS featuring a crucifixion scene he later regretted, assaulted Interscope executive Steve Stoute whom he believed to have allowed the video to air on MTV

1999

On December 27, was detained along with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and protege Shyne in connection with a shooting at Club New York; later indicted on weapons charges

1998

Inked a development deal with Dimension, forming Bad Boy Films

1998

Was cast in and dropped out of the Oliver Stone drama "Any Given Sunday"; replaced by Jamie Foxx

1998

Recorded "Come With Me", a single based around Jimmy Page's guitar riff in the Led Zeppelin classic "Kashmir"

1998

Launched the clothing label Sean John, adding fashion designer to his many undertakings

1998

Opened a branch of Justin's in Atlanta

1997

On March 9, Combs' partner and friend Christopher 'Notorious B.I.G.' Wallace gunned down in Los Angeles after the Soul Train Music Awards

1997

Along with Mase and Notorious B.I.G., scored a hit with "Mo Money, Mo Problems"

1997

Released debut album "No Way Out" featuring the hit "It's All About the Benjamins" and the Notorious B.I.G. tribute "I'll Be Missing You"

1997

Opened the Carribean and soul food restaurant Justin's in New York City

1995

Bad Boy artist Notorious B.I.G. has his first hit with the hip-hop smash "Big Poppa"

1994

Bad Boy had its first hit with the Craig Mack single "Flava in Ya Ear"

1994

Bad Boy released the debut album by Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace)

1992

Worked with Mary J. Blige, shaping her sound and image and ending up with the hit album "What's the 411?"

1992

Fired from Uptown Records

1991

Made headlines when a celebrity basketball game he promoted at CCNY in Harlem was oversold, resulting in a crush that claimed nine lives and left another twenty-nine injured

1989

At age 19, became the youngest executive in the music business as vice president of A&R for Uptown

1987

Through Heavy D, joined up with Uptown Records executive Andre Harrell, who gave him an intern position

1985

Made friends with Mount Vernon rap star Heavy D

1982

Relocated from Harlem to Mount Vernon at age twelve (date approximate)

1973

Following his father's murder, mother purchased a home in Mount Vernon, New York

1970

Hired to model for a Baskin-Robbins print ad at age two (date approximate)

After breaking artists like Jodeci and Mary J. Blige, was named vice president of A&R for Uptown Records

Bonus Trivia

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In September 2006, Sean Combs agreed to stop using the name Diddy in the U.K. as part of a settlement with British music producer Richard "Diddy" Dearlove, who sued the rap mogul for unfair competition.

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