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DMX was born on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Earl Simmons. He has been married to Tashera Simmons since 1999. They have four children. See full bio »

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 2014 This Is Where I Leave You (performer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem") / (writer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" - as Earl Simmons)
 2014 Top Five (performer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem", "It's Murda")
 2014 Sex Tape (performer: "Where The Hood At") / (writer: "Where The Hood At" - as Earl Simmons)
 2013 This Is the End (writer: "Ruff Ryder's Anthem" - as Earl Simmons)
 2013 Broken City (performer: "Party Up In Here") / (writer: "Party Up In Here" - as Earl Simmons)
 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged (TV Movie) (performer: "Party Up (Up In Here)") / (writer: "Party Up (Up In Here)")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 22 Performance (2010) ... (performer: "X Gon' Give It to Ya")
 2009 Not Easily Broken (performer: "Lord Give Me a Sign") / (writer: "Lord Give Me a Sign" - as Earl Simmons)
 2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (performer: "Party Up (Up In Here)") / (writer: "Party Up (Up In Here)" - as Earl Simmons)
 2008 First Sunday (performer: "Party Up") / (writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons)
  Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Blinders (2007) ... (performer: "Lord Give Me A Sign" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lord Give Me A Sign" - uncredited)
 2006 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Know Your Place (2006) ... (performer: "Lord Give Me a Sign" - uncredited)
 2006 School for Scoundrels (performer: "Where the Hood at") / (writer: "Where the Hood at" - as Earl Simmons)
  Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Both of You, Duel Like You Want to Win (2006) ... (performer: "X Gon' Give It to Ya" - uncredited) / (writer: "X Gon' Give It to Ya" - uncredited)
 2006 Take the Lead (performer: "I Run Shit") / (writer: "I Run Shit" - as Earl Simmons)
 2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Video Game) (performer: "Get at Me Dog", "Ruff Ryders Anthem (Remix)") / (writer: "Ruff Ryders Anthem (Remix)" - as E. Simonns) / (writer: "Shut 'Em Down (Remix)", "Get at Me Dog" - as E. Simmons)
 2005 King's Ransom (performer: "Party Up") / (writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons)
 2005 Coach Carter (as Earl Simmons, "Untouchable") / (performer: "Untouchable")
 2004 UFC 50: The War of '04 (TV Special) (performer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited) / (writer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited)
 2004 The Cookout (performer: "It's All Good") / (writer: "It's All Good" - as Earl Simmons)
 2004 Beef II (Video documentary) (performer: "4, 3, 2, 1", "Spellbound", "Get At Me Dog")
 2004 Madden NFL 2005 (Video Game) (performer: "Tear It Up")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lost Soul of Herman Lester (2004) ... (writer: "Niggaz Wanna Act")
 2004 Against the Ropes (as Earl Simmons, "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem") / (performer: "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem")
 2004 You Got Served (performer: "Get It on the Floor") / (writer: "Get It on the Floor" - as Earl Simmons)
 2004 Never Die Alone (performer: "Go for Dat", "King Thing") / (writer: "Go for Dat", "King Thing" - as Earl Simmons)
 2003 Head of State (performer: "Who We Be") / (writer: "Who We Be" - as Earl Simmons)
 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave (performer: "Getting Down" - as Bloodline Records Kennel) / (performer: "Go to Sleep", "X Gon' Give it to Ya", "Right / Wrong") / (writer: "Go to Sleep" - as E. Simmons) / (writer: "X Gon' Give it to Ya", "Right / Wrong", "Getting Down" - as Earl Simmons)
 2002 I Care 4 U: Bonus DVD (Video) (performer: "Come Back in One Piece")
 2002 Half Past Dead (performer: "I'm a Bang") / (writer: "I'm a Bang" - as Earl Simmons)
 2002 Without a Trace (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Little Big Man (2002) ... ("Look Thru My Eyes")
 2002 Like Mike (performer: "Party Up") / (writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (as Simmonds, "WE RIGHT HERE") / (performer: "WE RIGHT HERE")
 2001 CKY 3 (Video) ("Bring Your Whole Crew")
 2001 How High (performer: "Good Girls", "Party Up") / (writer: "Good Girls", "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (performer: "Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)") / (writer: "Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)" - as Earl Simmons)
 2001 Exit Wounds (performer: "No Sunshine", "Good Girls, Bad Guys", "D-X-L (Hard White)", "Angel", "Walk With Me") / (writer: "No Sunshine", "Good Girls, Bad Guys", "D-X-L (Hard White)", "Angel", "Walk With Me", "Dog 4 Life" - as Earl Simmons)
 2001 Down to Earth (as Earl Simmons, "Ruff Ryders' Anthem") / (performer: "Ruff Ryders' Anthem")
 2000 Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Party Up (Up in Here)") / (writer: "Party Up (Up in Here)" - as Earl Simmons)
 2000 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Mart of Darkness (2000) ... (performer: "Party Up (Up in Here)")
- Psycho Therapy (2000) ... (performer: "Ruff Ryder's Anthem")
- A Tree Grows in Lawndale (2000) ... (performer: "Damien" - uncredited)
- Antisocial Climbers (2000) ... (performer: "What's My Name" - uncredited)
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (performer: "Party Up") / (writer: "Party Up" - as Earl Simmons)
 2000 Romeo Must Die (performer: "First I'm Gonna Crawl", "Come Back in One Piece") / (writer: "First I'm Gonna Crawl", "Come Back in One Piece" - as Earl Simmons)
 2000 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Julianna Margulies/DMX (2000) ... (performer: "Party Up", "What's My Name" - uncredited)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "MY NIGGAS") / (writer: "MY NIGGAS" - as Earl Simmons)
 1999 Light It Up (performer: "Catz Don't Know") / (writer: "Catz Don't Know" - as E. Simmons)
 1999 The Wood (performer: "I Can") / (writer: "I Can" - as Earl Simmons)
 1999 The Corruptor (performer: "Let Me Fly") / (writer: "Let Me Fly" - as Earl Simmons)
 1998 Belly (performer: "Top Shotter", "Grand Finale") / (writer: "Top Shotter", "Grand Finale")
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in the Busta Rhymes video "Touch It (Remix)". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Earl Simmons


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The day I will never forget is the day I married my wife, [Tashera Simmons]. Tashera is so special to my boys and me. Her energy is enough to put anyone on a cloud. Her dedication and care gives me comfort and ease. See more »


Is the only artist ever to have two albums debut at #1on the Billboard top one-hundred chart in the same year. See more »


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