Damon Dash

Highest Rated: 88% The Woodsman (2004)
Lowest Rated: 0% Weapons (2007)
Birthday: May 3, 1971
Birthplace: Not Available
Though he enjoyed a long and lucrative screen career as a multi-hyphenate on various projects, Damon Dash made biggest headlines for his stellar record as a business mogul. The co-founder of multi-platinum generating urban music label Roc-A-Fella Records with rap star Jay-Z, Dash helped guide that outfit into the fiscal stratosphere on the strength of Jay-Z's records plus high-end distribution deals with Def Jam and Priority. Publicly, Dash possessed a rare ability to shift his media image from that of a street-smart urban maestro to that of a sharp-suited, high-rolling entrepreneur in the blink of an eye, depending on the situation and audience at hand. In 2005, Dash turned heads by severing ties with Roc-a-Fella, then promptly diversified his interests by expanding into such areas as watches, apparel, vodka, footwear, and -- significantly -- motion pictures. Cinematically, Dash concentrated predominantly on low-medium budgeted urban-oriented efforts including the crime thrillers State Property (2002) and State Property 2 (2005), and the crime comedy Paper Soldiers (2002) -- projects that frequently witnessed him holding court as a screenwriter, director, producer, and story author. Dash moved into arthouse material of commendable depth, maturity, and insight by teaming up with producer Lee Daniels (Monster's Ball) and producer/actor Kevin Bacon to create the finely felt, compassionate psychological drama The Woodsman (2004). Dash also produced the documentary Backstage: Hard Knock Life (2000), an up-close and personal view of rap life as filtered through the eyes of Jay-Z and friends. Dash is the cousin of actress and model Stacey Dash (Clueless, Renaissance Man).

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No Score Yet Honor Up Narrator / OG Director 2018
No Score Yet In a Perfect World Actor 2016
No Score Yet Five Hours South (Crew 2 Crew) Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Bring Your 'A' Game Actor 2012
No Score Yet Number One with a Bullet Actor 2009
33% Tennessee Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Hip Hop Moguls: The Rags to Riches Stories of the CEO'S of Rap Actor 2009
No Score Yet Jim Jones: This Is Jim Jones Producer Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet World Premiere Actor 2008
0% Weapons Producer 2007
No Score Yet Damon Dash: International Grizzly Actor 2007
No Score Yet Beef IV Actor 2007
65% The Outsider Actor 2006
No Score Yet Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop & The Cops Actor 2006
No Score Yet Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop Actor 2005
No Score Yet Street Heat: Drugs on Music Actor 2005
19% Shadowboxer Producer $0.4M 2005
No Score Yet Just for Kicks Actor 2005
14% State Property 2 Dame Screenwriter Producer Director $1.7M 2005
No Score Yet Diplomats & Friends Actor 2005
88% The Woodsman Executive Producer $1.5M 2004
58% Fade to Black Actor $1.1M 2004
No Score Yet The N-Word Actor 2004
32% When Will I Be Loved Damon Dash 2004
47% Death of a Dynasty Director Harlem Producer 2003
No Score Yet Paper Chasers Actor 2003
No Score Yet Inside Hip Hop Actor 2003
53% Paid in Full Cruiser $3.1M 2002
0% State Property `Boss' Dame Producer $2.1M 2002
No Score Yet Paper Soldiers Screenwriter Producer Actor Director 2002
11% Highlander: Endgame Carlos 2000
31% Backstage Actor Producer $0.7M 2000

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