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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 November 1969New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSean John Combs
Nicknames Puffy
Puff Daddy
Diddy
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sean Combs was born on November 4, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Sean John Combs. He is a producer, known for Training Day (2001), Bad Boys II (2003) and Godzilla (1998).

Trade Mark (3)

Often wears Ray Ban sunglasses
Often wears white clothing
Often changes his stage name.

Trivia (44)

Puff Daddy and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez was arrested involving a shooting where police found a gun in Puff Daddy's Car. [December 1999]
He was nicknamed Puffy when a child because he would huff and puff when upset.
Attended Mount Saint Michael High School in the Bronx, graduated 1987
His protégé, Shyne, age 22, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for injuring three people in a December 1999 nightclub shooting in Manhattan. [June 2001]
Started his career as an intern for the now-defunct Uptown Records, and was a dancer in Father MC's video "Treat Them Like They Want to be Treated" in 1991.
Attended the prestigious historically black college Howard University and majored in Business. Because of Howard's internship requirement for business students, Combs pursued an internship at Uptown/MCA Records and worked under Andre Harrell.
His mother, Janice Combs, was a model.
Birth of his first son, Justin Combs, with ex-girlfriend, hip-hop fashion stylist Misa Hylton-Brim.
Birth of his second son, Christian Casey Combs, with his girlfriend, actress/model Kim Porter.
Signed legendary R&B group New Edition to Bad Boy Records.
Lived in Mount Vernon, New York.
Owns his own urban clothing line called Sean John, named after his given first and middle names.
Negotiated a deal to move his Bad Boy Records label to Universal Records to distribute, market, and promote Bad Boy's releases. In 2005, however, after investment in Bad Boy by Warner Music Group, he moved Bad Boy to Atlantic Records for distribution.
Successfully ran the New York City Marathon on November 2nd, 2003, two days before his 34th birthday, despite a bum knee, cramps, and minimal training. Combs' highly-publicized effort was for charity, and some of the celebrities who contributed were Eminem, Jay-Z, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Busta Rhymes, and Ashton Kutcher.
Voted Hollywood's Sexiest Single Father, in a 2005 poll for Web site Date.com.
His record company, Bad Boy Records, is allegedly worth US$500,000,000.
Owns his own restaurant chain named Justin's, after his son, which has locations in New York and Atlanta.
His favorite movie of all time is Scarface (1983). He has seen it 63 times.
Has a recording studio in Manhattan named Daddy's House.
As of 2005, he announced that he would now be known as just Diddy, claiming that he has used so many aliases that people don't really know what to call him anymore.
Parodied by Dave Chappelle in Chappelle's Show (2003), based on Diddy's Making the Band 2 (2002), and his insurance issues.
Combs plans a special "unveiling of Diddy" ceremony when he hosts the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami on August 28.
Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party.
Owns a house on Star Island in Miami
He only attended Howard University for one year. After his summer internship for Uptown/MCA Records, he left school to work at the record label full time.
Donated $250,000 to Howard University's School of Business after being recognized as a distinguished alumni by the University.
Twin daughters by girlfriend, Kim Porter born 21 December 2006. D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are named after their great-grandmothers.
Suffers from coulrophobia (fear of clowns), a condition so severe that he reportedly insisted on a "No Clowns" clause in his contract prior to appearing on the TV show Fear Factor (2001).
His debut album 'No Way Out' (as Puff Daddy & The Family) has been certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA.
Ranked #14 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.
In 2005, it was reported that his personal net worth was $315 million. He is the founder and chairman of Bad Boy Entertainment.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $23 million.
He is the father of five biological children and one through association.
He has Native American ancestry.
In 2004, Combs headed the campaign "Vote or Die" for the 2004 Presidential Election.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk on Fame on May 2, 2008.
Attended Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [February 2006]
Is portrayed by Derek Luke in Notorious (2009).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Promoting the upcoming remix compilation album 'We Invented the Remix Vol. 2', which is slated for release in December of '07 (US). [October 2007]
He is making his last hip hop album and is going to be a full-time producer at Bad Boys records and manage Sean John. [July 2004]
Is in Stockholm, Sweden [March 2007]
Starring on Broadway opposite Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad in Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun". [May 2004]
Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Vanessa Williams, for "Proactiv Solution" acne medication.

Personal Quotes (2)

I feel safe in white because deep down inside, I'm an angel.
[on his name change] You gonna see that in the entrance. You gonna see that swagger. You gonna see how I'm gonna navigate you through the journey.

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