Usher

Actor, Singer
Abandoned by his father in infancy but raised by his mother and grandparents in an adoring household that prized music and singing, Usher enjoyed early success by signing his first professional recording contract when ... Read more »
Born: 10/14/1978 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (136)

BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Performer

Neighborhood Sessions featuring Usher 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Performer

Sinatra 100 - An All Star Grammy Concert 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

BET Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

Hands of Stone 2016 (Movie)

Sugar Ray Leonard (Actor)

Hello World! 2016 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2016 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

The 2016 ESPYS 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Rap Game 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Voice 2012 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

Repeat After Me 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Bold and the Beautiful 1986 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Music 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1996 - 1999, 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

The Usher (Actor)

Promised Land 1996 - 1999, 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2003 - 2004, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Search 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parent 'Hood 1997 - 1998, 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Performer

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Justin Bieber's Believe 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Ira The Janitor (Actor)

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

Performer

BET Awards '12 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Teachers Rock 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

2010 American Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Performer

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '10 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

Christmas in Washington 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Killers 2010 (Movie)

Kevin the Manager (Actor)

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '08 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

My Night at the Grammys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 Radio Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

American Top 40 Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Genius: A Night For Ray Charles 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Mix 2005 (Movie)

Darrell (Actor)

One Night One Star: Usher 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 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Usher Uncut 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Walk of Fame: Smokey Robinson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Wendy Williams is on Fire on the Red Carpet 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Fade to Black 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 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 Essence Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 and Self Magazine's Top 10 Rock Bodies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

MTV Duets 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Food 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Disco Ball 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Usher Evolution 8701: Live In Concert 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 The Greatest 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

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

Actor

Christmas in Washington 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Presenter

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

Actor

The Famous Jett Jackson 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Performer

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Texas Rangers 2001 (Movie)

Randolph Douglas Scipio (Actor)

The 2001 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

America's Millennium 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 49th Annual Miss USA Pageant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Light It Up 1999 (Movie)

Lester Dewitt (Actor)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Campus DJ (Actor)

Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Presenter

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Performer

A Gift of Song 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Performer

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

Presenter

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

Presenter

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

Gabe (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

2014 BET Awards (TV Show)

Performer

2014 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Show)

Performer

BET Honors 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks (TV Show)

Performer

Geppetto (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Performer

United We Stand (TV Show)

Actor
Music (11)

The Interview 2014 (Movie)

("Yeah!") (Song Performer)

Baggage Claim 2013 (Movie)

("Dive") (Song Performer)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

("Hot Thing") (Song)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

("Hot Thing") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

("Yeah!") (Song Performer)

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("Yeah!") (Song Performer)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("She's Got The Part") (Song Performer)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

("Call Me a Mack") (Song)
Producer (4)

Justin Bieber's Believe 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Mix 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

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

Executive Producer

Biography

Abandoned by his father in infancy but raised by his mother and grandparents in an adoring household that prized music and singing, Usher enjoyed early success by signing his first professional recording contract when he was only 13. After a promising start and a well-placed first single, the onset of puberty and the resultant change to his once-angelic singing voice threatened to derail Usher's burgeoning career. Through the mentorship of maverick hip-hop producers Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Jermaine Dupri, Usher was able to rebound with string of albums and hit singles that had him branded "Artist of the Year" by Billboard magazine before he had turned 20. A multiple gold, platinum and diamond record-selling recording and touring artist, Usher also enjoyed success on television, the Broadway stage and in several Hollywood feature films. The charismatic singer-songwriter would eventually record with such chart-topping vocalists as Alicia Keys, R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige, performed alongside Stevie Wonder at the 2009 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, and even served as judge and coach on two seasons of hit reality competition "The Voice" (NBC, 2011- ). The subject of a rags-to-riches saga worthy of Horatio Alger, Usher's journey from fatherless child to multimillionaire philanthropist was a bona fide American success story.

Relationships

Naomi Campbell Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in September 2004

Tameka Foster Hair Stylist

Wife
Announced engagement in April 2007 A wedding was scheduled for July 28, 2007, but was canceled that same day Married in a small, private ceremony in Usher's lawyer's office on Aug. 3, 2007, just six days after canceling a lavish, star-studded wedding Announced in June 2009, that they have been separated for a year Divorce finalized on Nov. 4, 2009

Kile Glover

Step-Son
Son of estranged wife Tameka Foster Died July 21, 2012 from from injuries suffered during jet ski accident

Jonnetta Patton Manager

Mother
Born c. 1957 Quit job as a medical technician to manage son's career; Usher broke off their manager-client relationship in May 2007

James Patton

Half-Brother
Born c. 1984

Usher Raymond

Father
Separated from Usher's mother c. 1980 Died Jan. 18, 2008

Naviyd Raymond

Son
Born Dec. 10, 2008; mother, Tameka Foster

Usher Raymond

Son
Born Nov. 26, 2007; mother, Tameka Foster

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas Actor

Companion
Began dating in 2001 Announced split in early 2004; Usher was rumored to have cheated, which led to their break-up although he denied this and blamed their age gap

Ben Vereen Actor

Godfather

Milestones

2013

Joined NBC reality competition "The Voice" for its fourth and sixth seasons, replacing original judge Cee-Lo Green.

2010

Released sixth studio album, Raymond v. Raymond; earned two Grammy nominations

2009

Performed with Stevie Wonder and Shakira at Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

2008

Earned a Grammy nomination for the title track from his album Here I Stand

2006

Made Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in "Chicago"

2005

First starring role in a feature film "In The Mix"; directed by Ron Underwood

2004

Had a small part in "Ray," starring Jamie Foxx as the legendary blues singer Ray Charles

2004

Released multiplatinum album Confessions; received eight Grammy nominations

2001

Had featured role in the Western "Texas Rangers" (filmed in 1999)

2001

Released multiplatinum album, 8701

1999

Starred in the hostage drama "Light It Up"

1999

Appeared as a campus DJ in the comedy "She's All That"

1998

Made film debut in the sci-fi thriller "The Faculty"

1998

Acted in recurring role on the CBS soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" as part of an interracial romance

1997

Debuted on series TV playing the title character's (played by Brandy) boyfriend in "Moesha" (UPN)

1994

Released debut album, Usher

1992

Met producer L.A. Reid and signed with LaFace Records

1990

Won a high school talent show at age twelve

1987

Began singing in the church choir at age nine

Popular songs include "I Don't Mind" and "Scream".

Was named best teen male vocalist on TV's "Star Search" (syndicated)

Raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Known for such albums as "Confessions" and "8701"

Bonus Trivia

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Became vegan for health reasons following his father's 2008 death from a heart attack.

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