Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham, an African-American musician born in Memphis, Tennessee, and Sandi Graham, a Jewish-Canadian educator. As a young man, Drake appeared in several commercials for such retailers as Sears and GMC. In 2001, Drake rose to fame playing the role of Jimmy Brooks, a character on Degrassi: The Next Generation, a basketball star who is confined to a wheelchair after being shot by a classmate. In 2006, Drake launched his music career by releasing his first mix tape, "Room for Improvement". Three years later, his third mix tape, "So Far Gone" garnered him critical and commercial success, and the following year, he released his official debut album "Thank Me Later", to generally positive reviews. Aubrey Drake Graham has established himself as a multi-talented young Canadian, and the entertainment industry has great expectations for him.IMDb Mini Biography By: Joseph Smith
Favorite actor is Denzel Washington.
Favorite band is N.E.R.D.
Favorite book is the autobiography of Quincy Jones.
Favorite movies are Rounders and Two Can Play That Game.
Good friends with Ali Mukkadam.
Mother's name is Sandi.
Tore his ACL while playing basketball.
Is of Canadian, African American, and Jewish decent.
As a child in Toronto Canada, Drake studied at an acting school called the "Young Peoples Theater".
[on Rihanna] I don't even know if I wrote a rap song in that whole nine months, because I wasn't a rapper anymore. I didn't believe in myself. I was someone else's property. I was a pawn. You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I've done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, 'wow, this feels terrible.'
Real men stay faithful. They don't have time to look for other women because they're too busy looking for new ways to love their own.
(August 2004) Working on fourth season of Degrassi.
(July 2009) Moved from Toronto in Canada to the United States to pursue a rap career. He's now rapping as a solo rapper, using his middle name Drake.
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