John Legend

Lowest Rated: 18% Loverboy (2006)
Birthday: Dec 28, 1978
Birthplace: Not Available
A prodigious musical performer often tagged as neo-soul, John Legend (born John Roger Stephens on December 28th, 1978 in Springfield, OH) began learning piano and singing gospel tunes at age five. Upon finishing high school early (at age 16), Legend enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and caught his first taste of commercial success given his prominent appearance as a pianist on the 1998 Lauryn Hill tune "Everything Is Everything". After college, Legend moved to New York and struck gold in the Manhattan-area music scene, with session appearances on albums by artists including Kanye West (who gave Legend his stage name), Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson; Legend's debut solo album, Get Lifted, emerged in late 2004 and made him an instant sensation. The immediate follow-ups -- 2006's Once Again and 2008's Evolver -- received equal acclaim. The majority of Legend's early on-camera appearances were, unsurprisingly, tied to his music. These included the concert films John Legend: Live at the House of Blues (2005), Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006), and John Legend: Live from Philadelphia (2008). With the 2008 comedy Soul Men, however, Legend branched out into acting roles; he was cast opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac as musician Marcus Hooks. Legend continued to straddle the music and film worlds, appearing on soundtracks, including winning an Academy Award (shared with Common) for Best Song for "Glory" from the film Selma (2014).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul Actor 2019
No Score Yet Crow: The Legend Crow 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Jesus Christ 2018
No Score Yet La La Land Sing Along Keith 2017
91% La La Land Executive Producer Keith $151.1M 2016
92% Southside With You Executive Producer $6.4M 2016
93% Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall Actor 2016
No Score Yet Can You Dig This Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Southern Rites Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Actor 2015
No Score Yet Why Not Us? Actor 2015
No Score Yet Breaking Through Executive Producer 2015
94% The House I Live In Executive Producer $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Elmo Loves You Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Black List: Volume Three Actor 2010
81% Soundtrack For A Revolution Actor 2009
No Score Yet The People Speak Actor 2009
No Score Yet Raphael Saadiq: Live from the Artists Den Actor 2009
45% Soul Men Marcus Hooks $12M 2008
No Score Yet John Legend: Live from Philadelphia Actor 2008
No Score Yet A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All Actor 2008
No Score Yet Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis Actor 2007
No Score Yet John Legend: The Making of a Legend Actor 2007
No Score Yet Celebration of Gospel: Spirit in Song Actor 2007
18% Loverboy Memphis Parking Lot Donor 2006
92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party Actor $11.8M 2006
No Score Yet Kanye West: Late Orchestration Actor 2006
No Score Yet MusiCares Presents: A Tribute to Brian Wilson Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Other Side of 8 Mile Actor 2006
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: An American Classic Actor 2006
No Score Yet John Legend: Live at the House of Blues Actor 2005

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ask the StoryBots
2016
  • 2019
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
2015
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
100% Sherman's Showcase
2019
Guest Executive Producer
  • 2019
60% Songland
2019
Appearing
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest Performer
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Voice
2011
Judge Appearing Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Panelist
  • 2017
  • 2016
96% Underground
2016-2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest Performer
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Snack-Off
2014-2015
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2012
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer
  • 2014
  • 2008
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Performer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Project Runway
2005
Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Performer
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Duets
2012
Reality cast member
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2011
92% Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Performer
  • 2008
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Dreams
2002-2005
Performer
  • 2005
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
2001-2007
Performer
  • 2005

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