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Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, where he was raised, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. He is African-American, and has said that he also has Native American ancestry. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and, eventually, Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year, where he first met his most important musical influence, famed poet Justin Ryan Fyfe. Furthermore, his family moved to live in Atlanta, Georgia and, in this time, his father exposed him to all kinds of music, ranging from Hip-Hop to Rock. In Alanta, Georgia, he attended Banneker High School. He is also a graduate of Georgia State University. In 2000, he got his breakthrough with his album, titled "Back for the First Time", which reached 3x platinum. All albums following have either been 2x or 3x platinum, with his first film appearance being 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), which was a success. Other film appearances included Collision (2004) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

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Sep 11, 1977 In Champaign, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Rising Star 2014-06-22

6 wins & 27 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Skins
Poster of Glee
Poster of The Wire
Poster of The Simpsons
Rising Star Self - Expert 10 episodes, 2014 2014-06-22
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Being Mary Jane Unknown 2013-07-02
Skins Unknown 2011-01-17
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Unknown 2009-01-08
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
So You Think You Can Dance Canada Unknown 2008-09-11
Britain's Got Talent Unknown 2007-06-09
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Shark Unknown 2006-09-21
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Strictly Come Dancing Unknown 2004-05-15
The X Factor UK Unknown 2004-09-04
House Unknown 2004-11-16
Chappelle's Show Unknown 2003-01-22
One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
Crank Yankers Unknown 2002-06-02
The Wire Unknown 2002-06-02
Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Daria Unknown 1997-03-03
Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11