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Tupac Shakur (1971–1996)

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 ... See full bio »

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 2015 Straight Outta Compton (performer: "Hail Mary", "California Love" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Hail Mary")
 2014 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Top 6 Most Haunting Songs in Hip-Hop (2014) ... (performer: "Hail Mary", "Hit Em Up" - as 2 Pac)
- "Loyal" by Chris Brown, Feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga (2014) ... (performer: "Hit Em Up")
 2014 This Is Where I Leave You (performer: "How Do U Want It") / (writer: "How Do U Want It")
 2014 While We're Young (performer: "HIT 'EM UP") / (writer: "HIT 'EM UP")
 2014 21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century (TV Movie) (performer: "Ghetto Gospel" - as 2Pac ft. Elton John)
 2013 Battle of the Year (writer: "Same Song" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur)
 2013 That Music Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) ... (performer: "California Love" - uncredited)
 2013 Turbo (performer: "Eye of the Tiger / Holler If Ya Hear Me" - as 2PAC) / (writer: "Eye of the Tiger / Holler If Ya Hear Me")
 2012 Django Unchained (performer: "Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)")
 2012 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bryan Adams Guy (2012) ... (writer: "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" - uncredited)
 2012 Good Deeds (performer: "How Do You Want it?") / (writer: "How Do You Want it?")
 2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac)
 2010 Marmaduke (performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (performer: "California Love" (Single Version) - as 2Pac)
 2010/I Valentine's Day (performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac)
 2009 Madden NFL 2010 (Video Game) (performer: "Can't C Me" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Can't C Me")
 2009 Middle Men (performer: "California Love Remix" - as 2Pac)
 2009 Notorious (performer: "Hit em Up") / (writer: "Hit em Up")
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... (writer: "It Ain't Easy")
 2008 Crips and Bloods: Made in America (Documentary) (performer: "California Love")
 2007 Bling: A Planet Rock (Documentary) (performer: "Troublesome 96" - as 2PAC) / (writer: "Troublesome 96" - as 2Pac)
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sorry, Harvey (2007) ... (performer: "All Eyez on Me" - as 2Pac)
 2007 Premiya Muz-TV 2007 (TV Special) (music: "California Love" (fragment) - uncredited)
 2007 Freedom Writers ("Keep Ya Head Up", "Papa'z Song") / (performer: "Keep Ya Head Up" - as 2Pac)
 2006 Blood Diamond (performer: "When I Get Free" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "When I Get Free" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur)
 2006 UFC 59: Reality Check (TV Special) (performer: "California Love" - uncredited)
 2006 Tupac Is Not Dead (Short) ("Can't C Me")
 2006 Alpha Dog (performer: "Toss It Up") / (writer: "Toss It Up")
 2005 Sunday Driver (Documentary) (performer: "California Love" - as 2Pac)
 2005 Tupac: Live at the House of Blues (Video) (performer: "Ambitions Az A Ridah", "So Many Tears", "Troublesome", "Hit 'Em Up", "Tattoo Tears", "All About You", "Never Call U Bitch Again", "Freak 'n' You", "How Do You Want It", "Murder Was The Case", "The Shiznit", "If We All Gonna Fuck", "Some Bomb Azz (Pussy)", "Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)", "New York", "Big Pimpin'", "Do What I Feel", "G'z And Hustlas", "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)", "Me In Your World", "For My Niggaz And Bitches", "Doggfather", "Gun And Juice", "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted / Nothing But A Gangster Party", "How Do You Want It (Music Video)")
 2005 Underclassman (performer: "California Love (Original Version)" - as 2Pac)
 2005 Havoc (writer: "How Do U Want It")
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (writer: "As the World Turns")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- A Hard Straight (2005) ... (performer: "Life Goez On", "My Block Nitty Remix", "Thugz Mansion-Nas Acoustic") / (writer: "Life Goez On", "My Block Nitty Remix", "Thugz Mansion-Nas Acoustic" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur)
 2004 The Wire (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Middle Ground (2004) ... ("When we ride on out enemies", uncredited)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (performer: "I Don't Give A Fuck" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "I Don't Give A Fuck")
 2004 High Chaparall (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Sound of Freedom: Maskingevärskonvent i USA (2004) ... (performer: "California Love" - uncredited)
 2004 Look at Me (as 2 PAC, T.A.Shakur, "My Block Nitty Remix")
 2004 How to Be: Emo (Short) (performer: "I Get Around")
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (performer: "Thug N U Thug N Me" (Remix) - as 2 Pac) / (writer: "Thug N U Thug N Me" (Remix) - as Tupac Amaru Shakur)
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (as Tupac Amaru Shakur, "Dear Mama") / (performer: "Dear Mama" - as 2Pac)
 2003 Beef (Documentary) (performer: "Pass the Mic (Freestyle)", "Animosity (Freestyle)")
 2003 Head of State (writer: "'03 Bonnie & Clyde")
 2003 Tupac: Resurrection (Documentary) (performer: "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "One Day at a Time", "Runnin' (Dying to Live)", "Holler If Ya' Hear Me", "Rebel of the Underground", "The Realist Killaz", "Trapped", "Keep Ya Head Up", "I Get Around", "Hit Em Up", "Wonda Why They Call U Bitch", "America the Beautiful", "Super Freak") / (writer: "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "One Day at a Time", "Runnin' (Dying to Live)", "Holler If Ya' Hear Me", "Same Song", "Rebel of the Underground", "The Realist Killaz", "Trapped", "Keep Ya Head Up", "I Get Around", "Hit Em Up", "Wonda Why They Call U Bitch")
 2002 Friday After Next (performer: "How Do U Want It") / (writer: "How Do U Want It")
 2002 Half Past Dead (performer: "The Pledge Remix") / (writer: "The Pledge Remix")
 2002 8 Mile (performer: "Gotta Get Mine", "Temptations" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Temptations" - as Tupac Amaru Shakur)
 2002 Biggie and Tupac (Documentary) (performer: "Superfreak")
 2001 Training Day (performer: "Letter To The President" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Letter To The President")
 2001 Baby Boy (performer: "Hail Mary") / (writer: "Hail Mary")
 2000 Scary Movie (performer: "All Bout U" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "All Bout U")
 1997 Gang Related (writer: "Lost Souls", "How Do U Want It", "Staring at the world thru my rearview")
 1997 The Chris Rock Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (performer: "California Love")
 1996 The Sunchaser (writer: "Keep Ya Head Up")
 1996 Sunset Park (performer: "High 'Til I Die" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "High 'Til I Die")
 1996 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 April 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "California Love" - as 2-Pac feat. Dr. Dre)
 1996 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tom Arnold/Tupac Shakur (1996) ... (performer: "California Love", "I Ain't Mad At Cha" - uncredited)
 1995 Casper (writer: "Same Song")
 1995 Bad Boys (performer: "Me Against the World" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Me Against the World")
 1994 Above the Rim (performer: "Pain", "Holler If Ya Hear Me", "Pour Out a Little Liquor" - as 2Pac) / (writer: "Pain", "Holler If Ya Hear Me", "Pour Out a Little Liquor" - as T. Shakur)
 1994 House Party 3 (performer: "I Get Around" - as 2-Pac) / (writer: "I Get Around" - as T. Shakur)
 1993 Poetic Justice (performer: "Definition of a Thug Nigga" - as 2Pac)
 1992 Police Story 3: Supercop (performer: "MADE NIGGAS" - as 2PAC) / (producer: "MADE NIGGAS") / (writer: "MADE NIGGAS")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

GTA V (Video Game)Writer: Ambitionz Az A Ridah (Performed by 2Pac) See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 15 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

2Pac | 2-Pac feat. Dr. Dre | Makaveli | 2 Pac Shakur | Tupac


5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

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Personal Quote:

The reason why I could get into acting was because it takes nothing to get out of who I am and go into somebody else. See more »


Read the article in "Entertainment Weekly" about his "Me Against The World" album's debut at number one, while incarcerated. The album's title song also appeared in Bad Boys (1995), which opened in March-- while Shakur was behind bars. See more »


'Thug Life' tattoo across stomach See more »


Makaveli See more »

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