Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Highest Rated: 100% Survivors Guide to Prison (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% The After Party (2018)

Birthday: Oct 04, 1957

Birthplace: Not Available

Russell Simmons rose to prominence as co-founder of the legendary Def Jam Records, which helped to introduce hip-hop music to mainstream culture through such landmark rap acts as Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and Public Enemy. But Simmons' vision extended far beyond the music business, and he soon parlayed the financial returns from his label into film and television production, including the popular "Def Comedy Jam" (HBO, 1992-97, 2006-08) series and Eddie Murphy's "Nutty Professor" (1996) remake, as well as his own fashion line, Phat Farm. These and other ventures helped to make Simmons one of the wealthiest figures in the music business, with a net worth of $340 million by 2011. Simmons would later parlay his gains into numerous charitable organizations while continuing to maintain a hand in entertainment through film and television production. Throughout his career, Simmons emphasized the importance of hip-hop as a unifying force that transcended race, class and circumstance, which in turn fueled both his personal and business philosophies. In November 2017, Simmons stepped down from day-to-day operations of his company, following a series of sexual assault allegations that were made against him.

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Undateable John Suicide Hotline Operator (Character) - 2019
100% 70% Survivors Guide to Prison Himself (Character) - 2018
0% 88% The After Party Producer - 2018
No Score Yet 67% Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Himself (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romeo Is Bleeding Executive Producer - 2015
77% 91% How to Make Money Selling Drugs Himself (Character) $14K 2012
28% 76% Waist Deep Executive Producer $21.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Industry Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Black Entertainment Executive Producer - 2000
88% 79% Gridlock'd Executive Producer $5.5M 1997
11% 76% Def Jam's How to Be a Player Producer $14M 1997
64% 44% The Nutty Professor Producer $128.8M 1996
75% 68% The Addiction Executive Producer - 1995
43% 81% Krush Groove Crocket (Character) $11.1M 1985

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
100% 30% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016 2014 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2016 2014 2010
23% 50% Donny! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Enterprise Business Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Apprentice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Flow With Affion Crockett Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Russell Simmons Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekly With Ed Gordon Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian McKnight Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1996

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