Sep. 11th, 1977
Born in
Champaign, Illinois, USA
5' 7"

Ludacris' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Rising Star TV Show
Rising Star
Iron Ring TV Show
Iron Ring
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee TV Show
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. Being of both African American and Native American descent. Early in his elementary years his family lived in Champaign, Illinois. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and eventually Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year where he first met his most important musical influence, famed poet Justin Ryan Fyfe. Furthermore, his family moved to live in Atlanta, Georgia and in this time his father exposed him to all kinds of music ranging from Hip Hop to Rock. In Alanta, Georgia he attended Banneker High School. He is also a graduate of Georgia State University. In 2000 he got his breakthrough with his album titled "Back for the First Time" which reached 3x platinum. All albums following have either been 2x or 3x platinum, with his first film appearance being 2 Fast 2 Furious which was a success. Other film appearances include Crash and Hustle & Flow.

  • Is good friends with Lorenz Tate.
  • Has a daughter named Karma.
  • (2007) Made Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Kings" list with $16 million in earnings.
  • Was dropped as a spokesperson for Pepsi after a protest by Bill O'Reilly.
  • Cousin of singer 'Monica Arnold' (qv).
  • Still drives his 1992 Acura Legend because it "keeps me grounded."
  • Katt Williams' cousin.
  • He is of Native American descent.

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