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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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 2014-2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Justin Timberlake/Ellen DeGeneres/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2015) ... (writer: "Mo Money Mo Problems" - uncredited)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "Big Poppa" - uncredited)
 2015 Southpaw (performer: "Notorious Thugs") / (writer: "Notorious Thugs" - as Christopher Wallace)
 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")
 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, "Born Again," released posthumously, on Bad Boy/Arista/BMG Records (78612-73023). 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The second time I went to jail, I was like, 'Okay, this is not the move.' See more »

Trivia:

During his early years, he opened for Tupac Shakur on shows. He impressed Shakur for his ability to flow his rhymes right on the beat. See more »

Trademark:

Towering Height and heavy Girth See more »

Nickname:

Big Poppa See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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