Sean Combs Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameSean John Combs
Nicknames Puffy
Puff Daddy
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sean Diddy Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, is the definition of a mogul. Starting his career as the director of A&R at Uptown Records, he was integral in launching the careers of Mary J. Blige and Jodeci, and later started his own label, Bad Boy Records, which has fostered talent that includes Mariah Carey, Method Man, Boyz II Men, Lil' Kim and more.

He was born Sean John Combs on November 4, 1969 in Harlem, New York City, and was raised in Mount Vernon, the son of Janice (Smalls), a model and teacher's assistant, and Melvin Earl Combs, a U.S. Air Force veteran who died when Sean was two. Combs' solo music career began in 1997 with his first single, "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," which shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, quickly followed by a No. 1 debut album that has gone Platinum seven times. This Grammy Award-winning debut was just the start of Combs' massive career, which has garnered countless No. 1 records, three Grammy Awards and ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year honor. Recently, he took the internet by storm with his sonic motion picture, "MMM," which was met with overwhelming critical praise from outlets like Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, XXL and The FADER. Combs and Bad Boy released a 20th Anniversary Bad Boy Collection in Spring 2016, featuring 80+ award-winning, chart-topping songs from throughout the history of the label. Combs headlined a nationwide "Puff Daddy & The Family" tour during the summer of 2016 and will release is expected to release his next full-length album, "No Way Out 2," in 2016.

Combs has also become an established actor and executive producer in both film and television, appearing in more than a dozen films, including "A Raisin in the Sun," for which he won an NAACP Award for Best Actor; partnering on TV series such as "Making the Band II;" and executive-producing the Academy Award-winning documentary "Undefeated" and the Academy Award-nominated "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." In 2013, he launched his own music television network, REVOLT, a driving force in music and culture. Combs recently established REVOLT Films, a multi-faceted production company already making waves for the recent success of 2015's Sundance-favorite, DOPE.

Beyond leaving his mark on the music and film industries, Sean Combs has also established himself as a lifestyle brand with a wide portfolio of projects spanning from fragrances to health and wellness. An instrumental sartorial force, his Sean John fashion line has received numerous accolades and awards, including the launch of four Sean John fragrances, the first of which quickly became the top-selling fragrance across America. Through a partnership with Diageo, Sean Combs' wildly popular Ciroc Vodka has become the standard for premium vodka, prompting the entrepreneur to acquire luxury tequila brand DeLeĆ³n and launch the fitness and wellness water brand AQUAhydrate.

Sean Combs continues to apply the same drive and entrepreneurial spirit to his philanthropic work and political activism, most-recently leading the response to Flint, Michigan's water crisis by pledging one million bottles of his AQUAhydrate water along with long-term assistance to the area. In August 2016, Combs launched Capital Preparatory Harlem School, a charter school that he founded in Harlem, NY.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: BR

Trivia (37)

(December 27, 1999) He and Jennifer Lopez, his girlfriend at the time, were arrested following a shooting where police found a gun in his car.
He was nicknamed Puffy when he was a child because he would huff and puff when he was upset.
Attended Mount Saint Michael High School in the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, and graduated 1987.
Started his career as an intern for the now-defunct Uptown Records. While he was at Uptown, he was responsible for discovering and signing M.C. Father (as Father MC), he was also executive producer on Father MC's first album, "Father's Day" also appearing as 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. [1994]
Birth of his second son, Christian Casey Combs, with his girlfriend, actress/model Kim Porter. [1997]
Signed legendary R&B group New Edition to Bad Boy Records. [2002]
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. [2003]
Successfully ran the New York City Marathon on November 2, 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.
Founded Bad Boy Records in 1993. Its worth is estimated at $500 million.
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.
Parodied by Dave Chappelle in Chappelle's Show (2003), based on Diddy's Making the Band 2 (2002), and his insurance issues.
Was among the guests at Usher Raymond's 26th birthday party.
Owns a home on Star Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
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.
He is the father of six children; five biological and one through adoption. Quincy Brown.
He has Native American ancestry.
In 2004 he headed the campaign "Vote or Die" for the 2004 presidential election.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 2, 2008.
Attended Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [February 2006]
Is portrayed by Derek Luke in Notorious (2009).
His clothing line, Sean John, was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for Menswear Designer of the Year in 2000, and won the award in 2004.
According to Forbes, has a estimated net worth of $820 million.[May 2017].
Is the founder and CEO of Combs Enterprises.

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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