Tip "T.I." Harris

Recording artist, Producer, Actor
Once described as "the Jay-Z of the South," R&B artist, actor and all-around entrepreneur T. I. was no stranger to success, or to the seemingly predestined pitfalls that so often come with the tumultuous rapper ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

Get Hard 2015 (Movie)

Russell (Actor)

House of Lies 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jim Rome on Showtime 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

Julian (Actor)

The Voice 2013 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

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

Performer

Boss 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Single Ladies 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Storytellers: T.I. 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Host

BET Awards '10 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Music 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hard Rock Live 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Running Russell Simmons 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Ghost (Actor)

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

Actor

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

Actor

T.I.'s Road to Redemption 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

Entourage 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

Stevie Lucas (Actor)

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

ATL 2006 (Movie)

Rashad (Actor)

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

Actor

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

Actor

The 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

Performer
Music (22)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

("Ball") (Song Performer)

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

("Ball") (Song)

Texas Chainsaw 3D 2013 (Movie)

("2 Reasons") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Step Up 3-D 2010 (Movie)

("Got Your Back") (Song Performer)

Step Up 3-D 2010 (Movie)

("Got Your Back") (Song)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

("Swing Ya Rag") (Song Performer)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

("Swing Ya Rag") (Song)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("Live Your Life") (Song)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("Live Your Life") (Song Performer)

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

Performer

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

ATL 2006 (Movie)

("What You Know") (Song Performer)

ATL 2006 (Movie)

("What You Know") (Song)

Step Up 2006 (Movie)

("Get It") (Song Performer)

Step Up 2006 (Movie)

("Get It") (Song)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

("I'm a King(Remix)") (Song Performer)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

("I'm a King(Remix)") (Song)

Mr. 3000 2004 (Movie)

("Look What I Got") (Song Performer)

Mr. 3000 2004 (Movie)

("Look What I Got") (Song)
Producer (4)

Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sisterhood of Hip Hop 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tiny Tonight! ATL - Ladies Night Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Takers 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Once described as "the Jay-Z of the South," R&B artist, actor and all-around entrepreneur T. I. was no stranger to success, or to the seemingly predestined pitfalls that so often come with the tumultuous rapper lifestyle. Emerging as a rising star in the R&B greenhouse environment of Georgia, T.I. built a growing reputation with early albums like 2003's Trap Muzik and Urban Legend the following year. His album King made it to No. 1 in the Billboard charts in 2006, and his collaboration with pop superstar Justin Timberlake on the song "My Love" was in heavy rotation on radio and video channels worldwide. Like many rappers before him, such as Ice T and Queen Latifah, T.I. also jumped into feature films, starring in such projects as "ATL" (2006), "American Gangster" (2007) and "Takers" (2010). A nearly year-long stint in federal prison on weapons charges failed to derail the determined artist who came back with his own reality show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" (VH1, 2011- ), a novel, "Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets" and a recurring role on the political drama series "Boss" (Starz, 2011- ). Despite the legal issues and highly-publicized feuds with fellow artists that came with the territory, T.I. consistently defied attempts to categorize him as just another rapper.

Relationships

Tameka Cottle Co-Executive Producer

Wife
Began dating 2001 Married July 30, 2010

LaShon Dixon

Companion
No longer together

Dehjah Harris

Daughter
Born 2001; mother, Ms. Niko

Llayah Harris

Daughter
Died at stillbirth March 21, 2007; mother, Tameka Cottle

Zonnique Harris

Step-Daughter
Born 1996 to Tameka Cottle and Zonnie Zebo Pullins

Domani Harris

Son
Born 2001; mother, LaShon Dixon

Messiah Harris

Son
Born 2000; mother, LaShon Dixon

Clifford Harris

Son
Born August 2004; mother, Tameka Cottle

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"

2011

Featured with family on VH1 reality series "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle"

2010

Appeared in action crime film "Takers"

2009

Starred on MTV reality series "T.I.'s Road to Redemption"

2008

Sixth studio album Paper Trail debuted at No. 1 on Billboard

2007

Cast in supporting role opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster"

2006

Made feature film debut in urban drama "ATL"

2004

Breakout album Urban Legend featured hit single "Bring 'Em Out"

2003

Released second album Trap Muzik under his own label Grand Hustle Records

2001

Released debut album I'm Serious

2001

Signed contract with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records

Bonus Trivia

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Federal agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested T.I. in Atlanta, GA on Oct. 13, 2007, the day he was due to appear at the BET Hip Hop Awards. The rapper was was nominated for nine awards, more than any other artist. It was reported that the arrest came as he took delivery of three machine guns and two silencers a bodyguard purchased on his behalf. T.I. was convicted of a drug offense in 1998 and was prohibited from owning or buying firearms. He was later sentenced to an undefined prison sentence, a year of house arrest, and 1,500 hours of community service.

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On March 27, 2009, T.I. was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $100,300 for federal weapons charges; T.I. had his sentence reduced from a maximum 10 years and a $250,000 fine with a plea bargain. On May 26, 2009, T.I. began serving his sentence in Forrest City, AK. He was released on Dec. 22, 2009 and was moved into a halfway house in Atlanta.

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Police arrested T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in California on Sept. 1, 2010 after they were allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance. Despite successfully intervening in a stranger's potential suicide attempt only days before his sentencing, T.I.'s probation was revoked and he was ordered back to prison for 11 months by a federal judge on Oct. 15, 2010. He was released from prison in Aug. 2011 and transported to a halfway house to serve the remaining 30 days of of his sentence. T.I. was sent back to prison in September 2011 because officials believed the rapper's manager and TV producers were on the bus with him (reportedly discussing a reality show and book deal) while on the way to the halfway house.

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