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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 raised in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant as the son of a preschool teacher. Dropping out of high school at the age of seventeen, Biggie became a crack dealer, which he proclaimed was his only source of income. Hustlin' one's way ... See full bio »

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  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 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 Ya 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:

Album, "Ready to Die," Bad Boy/Arista/BMG Records 78612-73000, 1994. 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' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On Tupac Shakur's death) I was more shocked than anything, you know what I'm sayin? I wasn't shocked at him dyin I was more shocked at him...Pac'a a strong dude, ya know I know dude, ya know what I'm sayin. He's real strong. So when they was like he got shot, I was just more like 'Again?' Heh. You know what I'm sayin, he's always gettin shot or shot at, he gon' pull through this one again, make ... See more »

Trivia:

Despite being one of the most popular and well-known artists in the hip-hop industry, he only saw one album released while alive. He recorded and released "Ready to Die" in 1994. He recorded his sophomore album, "Life After Death" while alive. but it was released a mere two weeks after his murder in March of 1997. "Born Again" was released in December 1999, nearly three years after his death. The... See more »

Trademark:

Fedoras and Kangol Hats See more »

Nickname:

Biggie Smalls See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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