Oct. 17th, 1972
Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Eminem's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2009 - Funny People
2002 - 8 Mile
2001 - The Wash
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself (segment "Eminem")
Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri. Spent childhood moving back and forth between Kansas City and Metro Detroit. Attended Lincoln High School in Warren 1986-89. Hustled self-made cassettes of his work to places like Record Time in Roseville. His girlfriend (now wife) Kimberly gave birth to daughter Haile Jade on Dec. 25, 1995. He worked at Gilbert's Lodge (a family restaurant) in St. Clair Shores from 1996-1998. Full-length debut, Infinite, released in 1996. The Slim Shady EP was released in 1998. Later that year, Dr. Dre signed Eminem to his Aftermath label after hearing the rapper free styling on a Los Angeles radio station. The Slim Shady LP was released on Feb. 23, 1999 and hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts within weeks. The Slim Shady LP was 3 times platinum. Eminem has now put out his second full length CD, entitled The Marshall Mathers LP.
- 3rd January 2001: Album "The Marshall Mathers LP" nominated for 4 Grammy awards at _The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (2001) (TV)_ (qv), including: Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the track "Forget About Dre" with Dr Dre.
- His "D 12" band mate Proof was best man at his second wedding to Kim Matters.
- In May 2003, a minor media stir came about when Eminem refused to allow rock parodist ''Weird Al' Yankovic' (qv) to produce a video for his "Lose Yourself" parody "Couch Potato". Although semi-official statements from Eminem's camp stated that the rapper wasn't being malicious and simply did not want a parody to detract from his image as a serious hip-hop artist, most of the press that covered the story sided with Yankovic. Despite the lack of the music video, the album featuring the parody, "Poodle Hat", earned Yankovic his highest chart debut in "Billboard" (#17) and, in February 2004, his third Grammy Award.
- On March 23, 2003 his song "Lose Yourself" from the film _8 Mile (2002)_ (qv) became the first rap song to win an Academy Award. He was not in attendance, and one of the song's co-writers, 'Luis Resto' (qv), accepted the Oscar on his behalf.
- (11th April 2006) His "D 12" band mate Proof was killed in a night club shooting at 5 am.
- Is left handed.
- (January 2001) 2000 Album "The Marshall Mathers LP" sold a reported 7 million copies.
- His maternal grandmother Betty Hixson was married five times. He is her grandson from her first marriage.