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Ja Rule

Ja Rule was born on February 29, 1976 in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Atkins. He has been married to Aisha Murray Atkins since April 2001. They have three children. See full bio »
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 2014 Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" - as Jeffrey Atkins)
 2014 Top Five (performer: "It's Murda")
 2013 I'm in Love with a Church Girl (performer: "Pray for the Day")
 2009 Oi Fashion Rocks (TV Movie) (performer: "Fly") / (writer: "Fly")
 2009 Fish Tank (performer: "Down 4 U") / (writer: "Down 4 U" - as Jeffrey Atkins)
 2008 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Filing for the Enemy (2008) ... (performer: "Body" - uncredited)
 2008 More Than a Game (Documentary) (performer: "Livin' It Up") / (writer: "Livin' It Up" - as Jeffrey Atkins)
 2008 Premiya Muz-TV 2008 (TV Special) (writer: "Megamiks")
 2006 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 (2006) ... (performer: "Clap Back")
 2004 Shall We Dance (performer: "Livin' It Up" (2001)) / (writer: "Livin' It Up" (2001) - as Jeffrey B. Atkins)
 2003 Biker Boyz (performer: "We Did It Again")
 2003 DysFunktional Family (Documentary) (performer: "Who Wants 2 Fuck Tonite")
 2002 Friday After Next (performer: "Livin' It Up") / (writer: "Livin' It Up" - as Jeffrey Atkins)
 2002 Half Past Dead (performer: "Gangstafied", "Intro", "The Pledge Remix")
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- The Buys (2002) ... (performer: "Down Ass Bitch" - uncredited) / (writer: "Down Ass Bitch" - uncredited)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (as Atkins, "PUT IT ON ME") / (performer: "PUT IT ON ME")
 2001 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- John Goodman/Ja Rule (2001) ... (performer: "Always On Time", "Livin' It Up" - uncredited)
 2001 Glitter (performer: "If We") / (writer: "If We")
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (performer: "Furious", "Race Against Time Part 2", "Life Ain'ta Game", "Good Life (Remix)") / (writer: "Furious", "Race Against Time Part 2", "Life Ain'ta Game" - as J. Atkins)
  Flava (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Episode #6.1 (2001) ... (performer: "Put It on Me (Remix)" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.1 (1999) ... (performer: "Girlfriend/Boyfriend" - uncredited) / (writer: "Girlfriend/Boyfriend" - uncredited)
 2001 Exit Wounds (performer: "Feelin' The Hate", "State To State") / (writer: "Feelin' The Hate", "State To State" - as Jeffrey Atkins)
 2001 Double Take (performer: "Put It On Me (Remix)")
 2000 Drop the Beat (TV Series) (performer: "4 Life")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Toodle-Fucking-Oo (2000) ... (performer: "Holla Holla" - uncredited) / (writer: "Holla Holla" - uncredited)
 2000 Next Friday (performer: "We Murderers Baby") / (writer: "Can I Get a..." - as Jeffrey Atkins) / (writer: "We Murderers Baby" - as J. Atkins)
 1999 Light It Up (performer: "How Many Wanna") / (writer: "How Many Wanna" - as Jeffrey Atkins)
 1999 Blue Streak (lyrics: "Damn (Should've Treated U Right)" - as Jeffrey Atkins) / (performer: "Damn (Should've Treated U Right)")
 1999 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lawndale File (1999) ... (performer: "Holla Holla")
 1999/I Life (performer: "25 to Life")
 1998 Belly (performer: "Story to Tell", "Grand Finale") / (writer: "Story to Tell")
 1998 Rush Hour (performer: "Can I Get a ..") / (writer: "Can I Get a .." - as Jeffrey Atkins)
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Other Works:

Music video for Jay Z: "Can I Get A ..." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ja Rule a.k.a. Jeffrey Atkins | Jeff 'Ja Rule' Atkins | Jeffrey 'Ja Rule' Atkins | Ja Rule + Christina Milian


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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We, as artists, we have the right to express ourselves. That is our first amendment, freedom of speech. But I also believe that we have an obligation to the youth to be somewhat responsible in what we say on records. But I think that comes with age. I think that comes with artists growing up and becoming assured of who they are as people. See more »


Father, with Aisha Atkins, of daughter Britney (born in 1995) and son Jeff Jnr (born in August 2000). See more »



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