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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 October 1971Long Beach, California, USA
Birth NameCalvin Cordozar Broadus
Nickname Snoopy
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Snoop Dogg got his name from his mother who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry, as a gangsta MC. As most successful musicians seem to do at some point, Snoop Dogg has done some work in film. Due to the nature of his music and his related star persona, the primary focus of his film effort has been in urban drama and comedy. Unfortunately, the talented MC has had more than one brush with the law: he served a drug conviction prior to the start of his career as a hip-hop MC, just after he graduated from high school; and in 1993, he was charged with murder but was later found not guilty.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: annom- hiphop-luva

Spouse (1)

Shante Taylor (12 June 1997 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Known for using a unique form of doublespeak, adding "-izzle" to the end of words whenever he can.
Wears various braided hairstyles
Always includes a cover (remake) of an older song on every album
Wearing barrets on the end of his braids

Trivia (28)

Frequently works with Dr. Dre.
Won 2 AVN [Adult Video News] awards for Best Music soundtrack & Top Selling Tape for the X-rated film, Doggystyle (2001).
Former Crips member.
Hip-hop MC.
Filed for divorce from wife Shanté, citing irreconcilable differences. He is seeking joint custody of their children: Corde, Cordell, and Cori (21 May 2004). Has since reconciled and withdrawn the divorce papers.
Served as the offensive coordinator for his son Corde's team in the Chino Hills Junior All American Football League. He played eight years in Pop Warner and two years at Long Beach Poly High. A cousin, Deshaun Hill, played defensive back for the New York Jets in 2003.
Was good friends with slain rapper Tupac Shakur both before and while the two were label-mates.
Graduated high school from Long Beach Poly in Long Beach, California.
Nephew of Bootsy Collins, legendary funk bassist and member of 'Parliament-Funkadelic'.
Was originally chosen to play the role of L.J. in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), but left the project.
Is a member of Rollin' 20 Crip
Often works with Pharrell Williams from The Neptunes.
Born on the same day as Australian pop singer Dannii Minogue.
Diehard fan of USC football, Pittsburgh Steelers and the band Metallica.
Went to the same high school at the same time as Cameron Diaz.
Attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California.
Natural son of Vernell Varnado (b. Magnolia, MS, 13 Dec 1949) by Beverly Tate (b. McComb, MS, 27 Apr 1951), who later married in Los Angeles, CA, 14 Nov 1970 (div Los Angeles Co., CA, June 1975) Cordozar Calvin Broadus Sr. (b. SC, 10 Dec 1948 and d. Los Angeles Co., CA, 9 Nov 1985), who adopted his stepson.
Ranked #7 on Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Kings" list with $17 million in earnings.
He has 2 sons, Corde (b. 1994), Cordell (b. 1997) and a daughter, Cori (b. 2000).
Owns a car he calls his "Snoop de Ville" and a barbecue he calls the "Snoop de Grille".
IQ is 147.
Enjoys watching the Showtime hit TV show The Tudors (2007).
Cousin of Nate Dogg.
Good friend of actress Olivia de Havilland.
Released his 8th studio album, 'The Blue Carpet Treatment', on November 21st (US). [November 2006]
Scandinavian tour with Sean Combs. [March 2007]
Has his own reality show, on E! Entertainment Television, called Snoop Dogg's Father Hood (2007). [December 2007]
Is first cousin of Brandy Norwood.

Personal Quotes (6)

[on Eminem's song "Kim"] Every dude thinks about killing his wife. He was just crazy enough to write it all down.
[on his long friendship with Dr. Dre] I think me and Dre are gonna be like Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. When we get really old, I'll probably be having gray braids.
I tell the truth. And I know what I'm talking about. That's why I'm a threat.
[about Tupac Shakur] Sometimes, if you're lucky, someone comes into your life who'll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill, someone who's tighter than a twin, more with you than your own shadow, who gets deeper under your skin than your own blood and bones.
[answering Conan O'Brien's question of whether or he had kicked his drug habit] It kicked me back.
On M.C. Hammer: If there was no Hammer, there'd be no Snoop.

Salary (1)

Starsky & Hutch (2004) $500,000

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