Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Age
56
Birthday
Oct. 4th, 1957
Born in
Queens, New York, USA
Height
5' 8

Russell Simmons' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Run's House TV Show
Run's House
Def Comedy Jam TV Show
Def Comedy Jam
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry TV Show
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
American Mogul: Russell Simmons TV Show
American Mogul: Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat TV Show
Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat
 

Main Movie Roles

2006 - Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
2002 - Brown Sugar
1985 - Krush Groove

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
4
Himself
2
Himself
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and creator of the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.

Russell Simmons is the younger brother of Daniel Simmons, Jr., and he is the older brother of Rev. Joseph Simmons, better known as "Run" of Run-DMC, and son of Daniel Simmons, Sr, a public school administrator and Evelyn Simmons, a New York City park administrator. His brother Daniel Simmons, Jr., is an accomplished abstract artist.

Russell Simmons is the third richest figure in hip-hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million.


TRIVIA:
  • Older brother of Rev Run ('Joseph Simmons' (qv)) of the hip-hop group 'Run-D.M.C.' (qv).
  • In 1992, he founded Phat Farm, a popular brand of urban clothing (wife 'Kimora Lee' (qv) later launched her own extension of the line, called Baby Phat).
  • Passed up on signing 'Madonna' (qv) to his Def Jam Recordings in the early 1980s.
  • Co-founded Def Jam Recordings with 'Rick Rubin' (qv) in 1984.
  • CEO of Rush Communications Inc.
  • Second daughter, Aoki Lee, was born on August 16, 2002. Her mother is 'Kimora Lee' (qv).
  • Father, with 'Kimora Lee' (qv), of Ming Lee (daughter, born Jan. 21, 2000).
  • Brother of 'Daniel J. Simmons' (qv).


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