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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 October 1986Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameAubrey Drake Graham
Nicknames Aub
Drake
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham, an African-American musician born in Memphis, Tennessee, and Sandi (Sher) 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 (2001), 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

Trivia (11)

Favorite actor is Denzel Washington.
Favorite band is N.E.R.D..
Favorite book is the autobiography of Quincy Jones.
Favorite movies are Rounders (1998) and Two Can Play That Game (2001).
Good friends with Al Mukadam.
Mother's name is Sandi.
Tore his ACL while playing basketball.
His father is African-American, and his mother, who is caucasian and Canadian, is Ashkenazi Jewish. Drake was raised in his mother's faith.
As a child in Toronto Canada, Drake studied at an acting school called the "Young Peoples Theater".
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. [July 2009]
Working on the fourth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). [August 2004]

Personal Quotes (4)

[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.
Part of me is being in touch with emotion. That's all I write about. If I didn't write about my emotions, I don't know what else I would write about. Let that be the worst thing in my life please, not something like drug charges and God knows what else. I don't get myself into trouble, so if the negative feedback that I do get is the worst thing that's going to happen to me, then so be it.
[observation, 2014] To be recognized in any capacity for the music that we make is great, but I don't think Grammys make or break an artist. I don't think anybody should live or die by the Grammys.. If I go home with no Grammys, I still feel great about what we did.

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