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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson


Ahmir-Khalib Thompson was born on January 20, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Ahmir Khalib Thompson. He is known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014), Top Five (2014) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009). See full bio »

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Known For

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
(2014-2017)
Top Five
Top Five Music Department
(2014)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Music Department
(2009-2013)
Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar Himself - The Roots
(2002)

Filmography

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 2014-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (musician - 93 episodes)
- Kevin Bacon/Greta Gerwig/Nick Thune (2017) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Casey Affleck/Sienna Miller/Solange (2016) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Eddie Redmayne/Lily Collins/Martha Wainwright (2016) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Jay Leno/Gabrielle Union/Big Sean (2016) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Ashton Kutcher/Issa Rae/Norah Jones (2016) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2016 Hamilton's America (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music)
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (executive music producer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 (2016) ... (executive music producer - as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
 2013-2015 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- 80s Ladies (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Last F... Able Day (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Bad Decisions (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
 2015 The 87th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special appearances - as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
 2014 Top Five (executive music producer - as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
 2012 2012 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (composer: additional music - as ?uestlove)
 2011 Philly's 4th of July Jam (TV Special) (music director)
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (musical director - 197 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (musician - 19 episodes, 2009 - 2011)
- Keith Olbermann/Rosie Huntington-Whiteley/Battlefield 3/Battles (2011) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Episode #3.48 (2011) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Episode #3.44 (2011) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Episode #3.38 (2011) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Episode #3.26 (2011) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2004 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (original sketch music - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Episode #2.12 (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Episode #2.11 (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Episode #2.10 (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Episode #2.9 (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Rap album with The Roots, "Do You Want More?!!!??!" (Geffen Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

?uestlove | ?ustlove | Ahmir | ?uest Love | Quest Love | QuestLove | Questlove | Quest | Roots | Ahmir '?Questlove' Thompson | Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson | Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson | Ahmir Questlove Thompson | Ahmir Thompson

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Trivia:

Son of Lee Andrews (Lee Andrews & The Hearts), a popular Philadelphia doo wop group in the 1950s whose "Try The Impossible" reached No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958. See more »

Trademark:

His high pitched laugh

Nickname:

Brother ?uestion See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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