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The Notorious B.I.G. (1972–1997)


Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was born in Brooklyn, New York, May 21, 1972. He was the son of Jamaican parents, Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time politician. He was raised in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant as the son of a preschool teacher. Dropping out of high ... See full bio »

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 2015 The Wedding Ringer (writer: "Party And Bullshit" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2 (performer: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G.) / (writer: "Hypnotize" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Semifinals (2014) ... ("Mo Money Mo Problems") / (writer: "Mo Money Mo Problems")
  Silicon Valley (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Cap Table (2014) ... (performer: "Party and Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Party and Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)" - uncredited)
 2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ice-T & Coco Austin/Nick Kroll/Rick Ross (2014) ... (writer: "Nobody")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "Big Poppa" - uncredited)
 2010-2013 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (2 episodes)
- Leave No Man Behind (2013) ... ("Mo Money Mo Problems")
- Mac's Day Out (2010) ... ("Hypnotize")
 2013 The Short Game (Documentary) (performer: "Going Back To Cali" - as Notorious BIG) / (writer: "Going Back To Cali" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 4 (2012) ... (writer: "How We Do (Party)" - uncredited)
 2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting (performer: "Hypnotize" - as Notorious B.I.G.) / (writer: "Big Poppa" - as Notorious B.I.G.) / (writer: "Hypnotize" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2000-2012 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Eli Manning/Rihanna (2012) ... (writer: "Talk That Talk")
- Lucy Liu/Jay-Z (2000) ... (writer: "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Juicy" - uncredited)
 2009 Kill Your Darling (TV Movie) ("N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S")
 2009 Middle Men (performer: "Hypnotize") / (writer: "Hypnotize" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest (writer: "Lovin' You Tonight" (1997) - as Christopher Wallace)
 2009 Notorious (lyrics: "Pimps & Macs" - as Christopher Wallace) / (performer: "Born Again (Intro)", "Hypnotize", "Going Back to Cali", "Ten Crack Commandments", "Suicidal Thoughts", "Machine Gun Funk", "Unbelievable", "Big Poppa", "I Love the Dough") / (writer: "Born Again (Intro)", "Hypnotize", "Going Back to Cali", "Bed Stuy Brooklyn", "Suicidal Thoughts", "Every Day Struggle", "It's a Demo", "Party & Bullshit", "Machine Gun Funk", "Juicy", "Unbelievable", "Big Poppa", "Warning", "I Love the Dough", "Get Money", "Gimme the Loot", "Who Shot Ya", "Sky's the Limit" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (writer: "Money in the Bank' - as Christopher Wallace)
 2008 The Wackness (performer: "The What", "Can't You See" - as Notorious B.I.G.) / (writer: "The What" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2008 First Sunday (writer: "Hit the Block")
 2007 Superbad (performer: "Big Poppa" - as Notorious B.I.G.) / (writer: "Big Poppa" - as Notorious B.I.G.)
  The Eight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Tragedy (2006) ... (performer: "Sky's The Limit" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sky's The Limit" - uncredited)
 2005 Prime (writer: "GET MONEY" - as Christopher Wallace)
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Hamsterdam (2004) ... (performer: "My Downfall" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Downfall" - uncredited)
 2004 White Chicks (performer: " Realest Niggas" - as Notorious B.I.G.) / (writer: " Realest Niggas" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2003 Tupac: Resurrection (Documentary) (performer: "Runnin' (Dying to Live)") / (writer: "Runnin' (Dying to Live)")
 2002 8 Mile (performer: "Unbelievable", "Juicy", "Who Shot Ya") / (writer: "Unbelievable", "Juicy", "Get Money", "Who Shot Ya", "Player's Anthem" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2002 All About the Benjamins (performer: "It's All About the Benjamins (Remix)" - as Notorious B.I.G.) / (writer: "It's All About the Benjamins (Remix)" - as Notorious B.I.G.)
 2002 Biggie and Tupac (Documentary) (performer: "Hypnotize", "Miss U", "Unbelievable", "Notorious B.I.G.", "Juicy") / (writer: "Hypnotize", "Miss U", "Unbelievable", "Notorious B.I.G.", "Juicy")
 2001 A Huey P. Newton Story (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Juicy")
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "I Just Wanna Love You (Give It 2 Me)" - as Christopher Wallace)
 2001 Save the Last Dance (as Christopher Wallace, "Only You") / (performer: "Only You")
 2000 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1 (Video) (performer: "Hypnotize") / (writer: "Hypnotize")
 2000 Boiler Room (writer: "Things Done Changed")
 1999 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (Video) ("It's All About The Pentiums")
 1999 10 Things I Hate About You (performer: "Hypnotize") / (writer: "Hypnotize")
 1998 Ride (performer: "Mo Money, Mo Problems") / (writer: "Big Poppa", "Mo Money, Mo Problems" - as Notorious B.I.G.)
  Martin (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Blow, Baby, Blow (1995) ... (performer: "One More Chance (Remix)") / (writer: "One More Chance (Remix)")
 1995 Bad Boys (performer: "Da B Side") / (writer: "Da B Side")
 1993 Who's the Man? (performer: "Party and Bullshit" - as Big) / (writer: "Party and Bullshit" - as Big)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his album, "Ready to Die," on Bad Boy/Arista/BMG Records (78612-73000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 8 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Notorious B.I.G | Notorious B.I.G. | Biggie Smalls | Christopher Wallace

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm making music for the people. If y'all love the music, y'all gonna buy the music. See more »

Trivia:

Frequently referred to himself as "the black Frank White" in his raps. This name was taken from the drug lord character played by Christopher Walken in the film King of New York (1990). See more »

Trademark:

Deep Voice See more »

Nickname:

Big Poppa See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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