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Shawn Corey Carter was born 4 December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("Can I Get Open"), and later scored an underground ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Reese Witherspoon/Fred Armisen/Rick Ross (2014) ... (writer: "The Devil Is a Lie")
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "99 Problems" - uncredited)
 2012-2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.14 (2014) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love")
- Episode #2.8 (2012) ... (writer: "Umbrella")
  Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #8.16 (2014) ... (performer: "Drunk in Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Drunk in Love" - uncredited)
 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Drunk in Love") / (writer: "Drunk in Love")
 2005-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Hollywood Night (2013) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - as Shawn Carter)
- Week 3 (2012) ... ("Crazy in Love") / (writer: "Crazy in Love")
- Round Three (2011) ... ("Crazy in Love") / (writer: "Crazy in Love")
- Round One (2005) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love")
 2013 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Movie) (writer: "Suit & Tie" - as Shawn Carter)
  One Night Stand (TV Series short) (2 episodes, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Hope It Was Worth It! (2013) ... ("Young Forever")
- Relapse (2013) ... ("N*ggas is Paris", uncredited)
- Paul's Birthday Present (2010) ... (performer: "Empire State Of Mind") / (writer: "Empire State Of Mind")
 2013 Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film (TV Movie documentary) (as S. Carter, "Picasso Baby") / (performer: "Picasso Baby")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love")
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "New York State of Mind")
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #7.2 (2013) ... (performer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.4 (2012) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes, 2000 - 2013) (performer - 5 episodes, 2000 - 2013)
- Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (performer: "Suit & Tie") / (writer: "Suit & Tie")
- Eli Manning/Rihanna (2012) ... (writer: "Talk That Talk" - as Shawn Carter)
- Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) ... (writer: "Coming Home")
- Betty White/Jay-Z (2010) ... (performer: "Young Forever", "Real As It Gets" (uncredited), "99 Problems" (uncredited), "Empire State of Mind" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Young Forever" - as Shawn Carter)
- Brian Williams/Feist (2007) ... (writer: "Umbrella")
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Suit & Tie") / (writer: "Suit & Tie")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #21.79 (2013) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.205 (2012) ... (writer: "Déjà Vu" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.192 (2012) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.176 (2012) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.171 (2012) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 Girls (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- It's About Time (2013) ... (performer: "99 Problems" - uncredited)
- Pilot (2012) ... (performer: "On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)" - uncredited)
  De wereld draait door (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #8.63 (2012) ... (performer: "Empire State of Mind") / (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 3 Finals (2012) ... (writer: "The Man Who Can't Be Moved")
 2012 Voice - Danmarks største stemme (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Første blindtest (2012) ... (writer: "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" - uncredited)
 2011-2012 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 July 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 5 April 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
 2012 Take Me Out (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II): Broken Down")
 2012 Katy Perry Live Lounge Special (TV Special) (writer: "Niggas in Paris" (as "Ninjas in Paris"))
 2011 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Movie) (performer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited) / (writer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited)
 2009-2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #18.170 (2011) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
- New Summer Toys/Ryan Gosling/Gomez (2011) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.55 (2010) ... (writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited)
- Jay-Z/Eminem/Paul Shaffer and the Shaff-Tones (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.62 (2009) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind: Part 2" - uncredited)
 2009-2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #11.7 (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.4 (2010) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.6 (2009) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Umbrella" - uncredited)
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.9 (2011) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love")
 2010-2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.73 (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
  The Early Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode dated 1 April 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Umbrella" - uncredited) / (writer: "Umbrella" - uncredited)
  American Idol (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- One Voted Off (2011) ... (producer: "Coming Home" - uncredited) / (writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited)
 2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (TV Movie) (writer: "Umbrella")
 2010 WWE Tribute to the Troops (TV Special) (producer: "Coming Home" - uncredited) / (writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited)
  The View (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode dated 14 December 2010 (2010) ... (producer: "Coming Home" - uncredited) / (writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited)
 2010 2010 American Music Awards (TV Movie) (producer: "Coming Home" - uncredited) / (writer: "Coming Home" - uncredited)
 2009-2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Substitute (2010) ... (writer: "Singin' in the Rain / Umbrella" - uncredited)
- Britney/Brittany (2010) ... (writer: "I'm a Slave 4 U" - uncredited)
- Audition (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Hairography (2009) ... (writer: "Hair / Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... (performer: "Empire State of Mind") / (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.19 (2010) ... (writer: "99 Problems")
 2010 Small Teen, Big World (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited) / (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2006-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Megastars with Megabucks (2010) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - uncredited)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Umbrella" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 01: Hottest Stars on the Planet (2009) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - as Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)
- Sexiest People (2006) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - as Shawn Carter)
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top Nine Perform (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down")
 2010 Isle of Wight Festival 2010: Live (TV Special) (performer: "99 Problems", "Heart Of The City", "Empire State Of Mind")
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (writer - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2010)
- Episode #1.132 (2010) ... (performer: "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)...") / (writer: "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)...")
- Episode #1.129 (2010) ... (performer: "Show Me What You Got") / (writer: "Show Me What You Got")
- Episode #1.106 (2010) ... (performer: "Empire State of Mind") / (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
- Episode #1.75 (2010) ... (performer: "Empire State of Mind") / (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
- Episode #1.39 (2009) ... (performer: "Umbrella") / (writer: "Umbrella")
 2010 Brit Awards 2010 (TV Special) (performer: "Run This Town", "Empire State of Mind") / (writer: "Run This Town", "Empire State of Mind")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie) ("Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.4 (2010) ... (performer: "Crazy in Love") / (writer: "Crazy in Love")
- Episode #4.15 (2009) ... (writer: "Umbrella")
 2010 EastEnders: E20 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (performer: "99 Problems" - uncredited)
  The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 10 December 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Empire State of Mind") / (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2009 Copycats (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2009) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love")
 2009 WWF Raw (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 November 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2009 The Jay Leno Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (performer: "Run This Town" - uncredited)
 2009 Ànima (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.51 (2009) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - as Shawn Carter)
 2008 Schnitzelparadijs - De serie (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Het evangelie van Sander (2008) ... (performer: "Big Pimpin'")
  Criminal Minds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- 3rd Life (2008) ... (performer: "Umbrella" - uncredited) / (writer: "Umbrella" - uncredited)
 2007 The Ark of Madness (TV Special) (performer: "Umbrella") / (writer: "Umbrella")
 2007 Premios Principales 2007 (TV Movie) (performer: "Umbrella") / (writer: "Umbrella")
  Supermodelo 2006 (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2007) (writer - 3 episodes, 2007)
- Episode #2.13 (2007) ... (performer: "Umbrella") / (writer: "Umbrella")
- Episode #2.8 (2007) ... (performer: "Umbrella") / (writer: "Umbrella")
- Episode #2.6 (2007) ... (performer: "Umbrella") / (writer: "Umbrella")
 2007 The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 6 (2007) ... (performer: "Crazy in Love" - uncredited)
 2007 The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Dollhouse (2007) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love" - as Shawn Carter)
 2006 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diwali (2006) ... (writer: "Crazy in Love" - as Shawn Carter)
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (writer: "Crazy In Love")
 2006 The 48th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Numb/Encore", "Yesterday") / (writer: "Numb/Encore")
 2004-2005 Entourage (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Neighbors (2005) ... ("Big Pimpin'", uncredited)
- Date Night (2004) ... ("Storm", uncredited)
 2005 I Love the '90s: Part Deux (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1999 (2005) ... (performer: "Hard-Knock Life")
 2004 CSI: NY (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Night, Mother (2004) ... (performer: "Dirt Off Your Shoulder")
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004)
- Homecoming (2004) ... (performer: "Dirt Off Your Shoulder") / (writer: "Dirt Off Your Shoulder")
- The Target (2002) ... (performer: "Izzo") / (writer: "Izzo")
  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Viva Las Vegas (2004) ... (performer: "99 Problems" - uncredited) / (writer: "99 Problems" - uncredited)
 2004 The WB's Superstar USA (TV Series) (writer: "Crazy in Love")
 2003 Jingle Ball Rock (TV Movie) (writer: "Crazy in Love" - as Shawn Carter)
 2003 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Dirt off Your Shoulder")
 2001 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Can't Go Home Again (2001) ... (performer: "Big Pimpin" - uncredited)
 1998-2001 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Camp Fear (2001) ... (performer: "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)")
- Mart of Darkness (2000) ... (performer: "Big Pimpin'")
- I Loathe a Parade (2000) ... (performer: "Anything", "It's the Hard-Knock Life")
- Murder, She Snored (2000) ... (performer: "Do it Again")
- I Don't (1998) ... (performer: "Sunshine")
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Alternate Names:

Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter | Shawn C. Carter | Shawn Carter | Jay Z

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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I come from the Marcy projects, in Brooklyn, which is considered a tough place to grow up, but this [showed me] how good we have it. The rappers who say, 'We're from the 'hood,' take it from me, you're not from the 'hood. You haven't seen people with no access to water. It really put things in perspective. - [His thoughts regarding trip taken to Africa in 2006 on his first world tour, where he ... See more »

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Recording his final album, "The Black Album", due out in November See more »

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