Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

Age
25 (passed away Sep. 13th, 1996)
Birthday
Jun. 16th, 1971
Born in
East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 11"

Tupac Shakur's Main TV Roles

[no roles found]
 

Main Movie Roles

2003 - Beef
2003 - Tupac: Resurrection
2002 - Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel
2000 - Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
1997 - Gang Related
1997 - Gridlock'd
1996 - Bullet
1993 - Poetic Justice
1992 - Juice

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Musical Guest
1
Piccolo
1
Himself
1
Himself - Musical Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground. In the same year he received individual recognition for his album "2Pacalypse Now," but this album was also the beginning of his notoriety as a leading figure of the gangsta permutation of hip-hop, with references to cop killing and sexual violence. His solo movie career also began in this year with Juice (1992), and in 1992 he co-starred with Janet Jackson (I) in Poetic Justice (1993).

But law confrontations were soon to come: a 15-day jail term in 1994 for assault and battery and, in 1995, a conviction for sexual assault of a female fan. He was released after serving eight months pending an appeal, but following the Tyson vs Seldon fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was hit by four bullets while riding in a car driven by Death Row Records chief executive 'Marion 'Suge Knight. His right lung was removed in emergency surgery and, after six days in a medical coma, he died.


TRIVIA:
  • He is the first rap/hip-hop artist in history to have a wax model of himself set to be placed in Madamme Tussaud's in Las Vegas
  • He read for the part of "Bubba" in _Forrest Gump (1994)_ (qv).
  • As a young man, he also studied ballet and dance
  • Shakur was shot in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 at approximately 11:15pm, at the corner of Flamingo and Koval streets.
  • Was going to play the role of Malik in _Higher Learning (1995)_ (qv)
  • First music artist to have a #1 LP while being in jail
  • Moved out of his mother's house when he was 17.
  • Tupac used the Roland D70 synthesizer for his album "All Eyez On Me" (as seen in an interview with MTV in 1996).


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