Sep. 11th, 1977
Champaign, Illinois, USA
Ludacris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Gamer
2008 - Max Payne
2008 - RocknRolla
2007 - Fred Claus
2005 - Hustle & Flow
2005 - The Heart of the Game
2004 - Crash
2003 - 2 Fast 2 Furious
2001 - The Wash
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
Vivid Video Owner (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
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.
- The music score "sense of touch" was used for his film Crash and in his episode of Law and Order.
- (2007) Made Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Kings" list with $16 million in earnings.
- Is the CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records.
- He recently cut off his trademark braids.
- Before becoming a rapper, he worked as an intern (and eventually DJ) for Hot 97.5 (now 107.9) FM in Atlanta.
- Cousin of singer 'Monica Arnold' (qv).
- Attended Benjamin Banneker High in Atlanta, and Georgia State University.
- Is good friends with Lorenz Tate.