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Sean Combs



Initially rising to fame thanks to his skillful rhymes and savvy business skills, rapper-turned-actor Sean Combs surprised audiences who may have doubted his dramatic abilities by turning in a moving and unforgettable appearance as a death-row inmate whose wife seeks solace in the arms of the man who executed him in Marc Foster's acclaimed 2001 drama Monster's Ball. Though subsequent roles in the 2003 musical comedy Death of a Dynasty and the 2004 made-for-television drama Love in Vain give testament that Combs' Hollywood aspirations are still very much in tact, he continues to hold on to his status as one of hip-hop's most powerful players thanks to a series of hit albums and collaborations, as well as a successful clothing line which bears his namesake. Born to a working class couple in Harlem, NY, the murder of Combs' father when the future superstar was a mere two years old prompted his mother to relocate to Mount Vernon to provide a safer environment for young Sean and his sister, Keisha.



Combs' skills for paying the bills was evident early on when the entrepreneurial youngster landed a paper route at 12, and not long after that the aspiring businessman was receiving his higher education at the esteemed Howard University. An internship at Uptown Entertainment found Combs' connections expanding and real-world experience growing, with Combs achieving the status of director of A&R for the company by the age of just nineteen. In the years that followed, Combs would not only shape the careers of such popular artists as Mary J. Blige and Jodeci, but also build a successful career as a recording artist himself with such albums as his debut No Way Out and the follow-up Forever. Combs' performance in Monster's Ball opposite Halle Berry may have been the first feature performance that brought him widespread recognition in film, though to that point, the multifaceted rapper had made numerous cameos and personal appearances on multiple talk shows and awards programs.



Although he maintained a successful music career, he also wanted to make it as an actor. To that end, he appeared in the sequel to Carlito's Way and earned positive reviews for his work in a 2008 version of A Raisin in the Sun. In 2010 he had an excellent supporting turn in the comedy Get Him to the Greek and spoofed himself in I'm Still Here. He also executive produced the high-school football documentary Undefeated which won the Oscar for best Documentary Feature.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Art of Organized Noize
  • Actor
2016
60% Draft Day
  • Chris Crawford
2014
96% Undefeated
  • Executive Producer
2012
No Score Yet Bring Your 'A' Game
  • Actor
2012
53% I'm Still Here
  • Actor
2010
72% Get Him to the Greek
  • Sergio
2010
51% Notorious
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Notorious B.I.G.: Biggie Smalls - Rap Phenomenon
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet BLOK TV 2
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Hip Hop Moguls: The Rags to Riches Stories of the CEO'S of Rap
  • Actor
2009
83% A Raisin in the Sun
  • Walter Lee Younger
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet The Black List: Volume One
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Adventures of... Street Dogg Unlimited
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Black Men: The Truth
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Rap Hustlin': Grind or Die
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Life After Death: The Movie
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Memorial Weekend Miami
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Life After Death: The Movie Ten Years Later
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hip Hop Laws of Success
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Hoodz: Street Armageddon
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Live from Da Crib
  • Actor
2005
33% Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
  • Hollywood Nicky
2005
No Score Yet P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Grafh - Grafh
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Street Heat: 8Ball & MJG
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ballers: Street Dreams of the Rich and Famous
  • Actor
2004
58% Fade to Black
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet South Beach Live
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Fat Joe: Follow the Don
  • Actor
2003
47% Death of a Dynasty
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hip-Hop Story: The Movie
  • Actor
2002
85% Monster's Ball
  • Lawrence
2002
No Score Yet Street Dreams
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Hip-Hop Story: Tha Movie
  • Actor
2002
71% Made
  • Ruiz
2001
31% Backstage
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Usher Live
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999
  • Actor
1999
60% Rhyme & Reason
  • Actor
1997
80% The Show
  • Actor
1995
10% Strictly Business
  • Donovan
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Derek Powell
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
98% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
  • Dr. Jinx
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Reggie Cole
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Actor
No Score Yet Wahlburgers
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
25% Notorious
2016
  • Himself
No Score Yet The Voice
2011-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
93% black-ish
2014
  • Elroy Savoy
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest

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