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Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu was born on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Erica Abi Wright. See full bio »
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 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "See Thru To U") / (writer: "See Thru To U" - as Erica Wright)
 2013 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.71 (2013) ... (writer: "Treehome95")
 2010 2010 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Medley: Out My Mind, Just In Time; Window Seat") / (writer: "Medley: Out My Mind, Just In Time; Window Seat")
 2010 Sex and the City 2 (performer: "Window Seat") / (writer: "Window Seat" - as Erica Wright)
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Took (2008) ... (performer: "On & On")
 2005 Block Party (Documentary) (performer: "Back in the Day", "Love of My Life", "You Got Me") / (writer: "Back in the Day", "Love of My Life")
 2005 The Man (performer: "Bandy Bandy")
 2004 House of D (performer: "Melissa")
 2002 Brown Sugar (performer: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)") / (producer: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)") / (writer: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)")
 2001 Pootie Tang (as Erica Wright, "Southern Girl") / (performer: "Southern Girl")
 2000 Drop the Beat (TV Series) (performer: "Southern Gul")
 2000 Bamboozled (performer: "Hollywood" (1977), "The Light" Remix)
 2000 Next Friday (writer: "Tyrone")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (performer: "Funky Nassau")
 1997 Eve's Bayou (performer: "A Child With The Blues")
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Vendetta (1997) ... ("Stay", uncredited)
 1996 High School High (performer: "Your Precious Love")
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Music video for The Roots: "You Got Me" See more »

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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' (1.52 m)

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Music and the music business are two different things. See more »


1998 - Named one of "People" magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People See more »

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