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Kanye West


Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kanye Omari West. He has been married to Kim Kardashian West since May 24, 2014. They have one child. See full bio »
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  Steel River (TV Mini-Series short) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) (completed)
- The Shock Attack (2013) ... (performer: "Roses" - uncredited) / (writer: "Roses" - uncredited)
 2009-2014 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Untitled Rachel Berry Project (2014) ... (writer: "American Boy" - uncredited)
- Showmance (2009) ... (writer: "Gold Digger" - uncredited)
 2014 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Day 10, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "BLKKK SKKKN HEAD" - uncredited)
- Day 9, Part 2 (2014) ... (performer: "BLKKK SKKKN HEAD" - uncredited)
  Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Kanye West/Russell Wilson (2014) ... (performer: "Jesus Walks", "Touch the Sky", "Stronger", "Heartless", "All of the Lights", "Mercy", "Black Skinhead" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jesus Walks", "Touch the Sky", "Stronger", "Heartless", "All of the Lights", "Mercy", "Black Skinhead" - uncredited)
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "Good Life" - uncredited)
  Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #7.175 (2013) ... (performer: "Bound 2" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bound 2" - uncredited)
  Saturday Sportsday (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... (performer: "Stronger" - uncredited) / (writer: "Stronger" - uncredited)
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 4 (2013) ... ("Love Lockdown") / (writer: "Love Lockdown")
 2013 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Blood on the Leaves") / (writer: "Blood on the Leaves")
  One Night Stand (TV Series short) (1 episode, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Relapse (2013) ... ("N*ggas is Paris", uncredited)
- Paul's Birthday Present (2010) ... (performer: "Flashing Lights") / (writer: "Flashing Lights")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (writer: "American Boy")
 2013 The Hangover Part III (performer: "Dark Fantasy") / (writer: "Dark Fantasy")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 2005 - 2013) (writer - 4 episodes, 2004 - 2013)
- Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) ... (performer: "Black Skinhead", "New Slaves") / (writer: "Black Skinhead", "New Slaves")
- Bryan Cranston/Kanye West (2010) ... (performer: "Power", "Runaway" - uncredited) / (writer: "Power", "Runaway" - uncredited)
- Hugh Laurie/Kanye West (2008) ... (performer: "Love Lockdown", "Heartless" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Heartless" - uncredited)
- LeBron James/Kanye West (2007) ... (performer: "Stronger", "Good Life", "Champion", "Everything I Am")
- Steve Carell/Kanye West (2005) ... (performer: "Gold Digger", "Touch the Sky", "Heard 'Em Say")
 2013 The Bling Ring (performer: "All of the Lights", "Power") / (writer: "All of the Lights", "Power")
 2013 The Great Gatsby (performer: "No Church In The Wild", "Who Gon Stop Me") / (producer: "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)") / (writer: "No Church In The Wild", "Who Gon Stop Me", "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)")
  Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- On All Fours (2013) ... (performer: "Stronger" - uncredited) / (writer: "Stronger" - uncredited)
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (performer: "White Dress") / (writer: "White Dress")
 2010-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Gold Digger" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Gold Digger")
 2012 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2012 BET Awards 2012 (TV Movie) (performer: "Mercy" - uncredited) / (producer: "Mercy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mercy" - uncredited)
 2012 No Church in the Wild (Video short) (performer: "No Church in the Wild") / (producer: "No Church in the Wild") / (writer: "No Church in the Wild")
 2012 Katy Perry Live Lounge Special (TV Special) (writer: "Niggas in Paris" (as "Ninjas in Paris"))
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 4 (2012) ... (writer: "American Boy")
 2012 Safe House (performer: "No Church in the Wild") / (writer: "No Church in the Wild")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "Gorgeous") / (writer: "Gorgeous")
 2011 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Special) (performer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited) / (producer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited) / (writer: "Niggas in Paris" - uncredited)
 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged (TV Movie) (performer: "Stronger") / (writer: "Stronger")
 2010-2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Singapore Grand Prix: Qualifying (2011) ... (performer: "All of the Lights" - uncredited)
- The Monaco Grand Prix (2010) ... (performer: "Touch the Sky" - uncredited)
 2011 Work Out (Video short) (writer: "Work Out")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #19.185 (2011) ... (performer: "All of the Lights") / (writer: "All of the Lights")
- Episode #18.76 (2010) ... (writer: "Find Your Love")
 2011 The Hangover Part II (performer: "Stronger", "Monster") / (writer: "Stronger", "Monster")
 2011 Glee Encore (Video) (writer: "Gold Digger" - as Kanye Omari West)
 2011 Chikara High Noon (Video) (performer: "Blame Game" - uncredited) / (producer: "Blame Game" - uncredited) / (writer: "Blame Game" - uncredited)
 2010 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lists, Plans (2010) ... (writer: "Erase Me")
 2010/I Burlesque (writer: "Knock You Down")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #18.31 (2010) ... (writer: "Erase Me" - uncredited)
- Blake Lively/Michael C. Hall/Drake (2010) ... (writer: "Show Me a Good Time" - uncredited)
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (performer: "Dark Fantasy", "Power", "All of the Lights", "Devil in a New Dress", "Runaway", "Blame Game", "Lost in the World", "Who Will Survive in America" - uncredited) / (producer: "Dark Fantasy", "Power", "All of the Lights", "Runaway", "Blame Game", "Lost in the World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dark Fantasy", "Power", "All of the Lights", "Devil in a New Dress", "Runaway", "Blame Game", "Lost in the World", "Who Will Survive in America" - uncredited)
 2010 Erase Me (Video short) (performer: "Erase Me') / (writer: "Erase Me')
  Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Lanakila (2010) ... (performer: "Power" - uncredited) / (writer: "Power" - uncredited)
  So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Top 10 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Find Your Love")
- Top 14 (2009) ... (performer: "Love Lockdown")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Gold Digger" - uncredited)
 2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story (writer: "Be (Intro)")
  90210 (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010)
- Senior Year, Baby (2010) ... (performer: "Erase Me" - uncredited) / (writer: "Erase Me" - uncredited)
- Games People Play (2008) ... (performer: "Heartless" - uncredited) / (writer: "Heartless" - uncredited)
 2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 (TV Special) (performer: "Runway") / (writer: "Runway")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010)
- Top Three Perform (2010) ... (performer: "Power") / (writer: "Power")
- None of 6 Voted Off (2010) ... (performer: "Say You Will")
- Top Eight Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Heartless" - uncredited)
- Top 14 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Love Lockdown")
- Results Show: Winner Announced (2008) ... (performer: "Stronger")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Drivin' Me Wild")
 2010 Isle of Wight Festival 2010: Live (TV Special) (writer: "Supernova", "Heart Of The City")
 2010 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brotherly Love (2010) ... (performer: "Cleveland Jr. Vs. Kenny West Rap Battle" - uncredited)
 2010 Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour (Video documentary) (performer: "Beat Goes On") / (writer: "Beat Goes On", "Get Stupid Medley")
 2010 Brit Awards 2010 (TV Special) (performer: "Run This Town") / (writer: "Run This Town")
 2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "Down and Out")
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.93 (2010) ... (performer: "Love Lockdown") / (writer: "Love Lockdown")
 2009 Oi Fashion Rocks (TV Movie) (writer: "American Boy")
 2009 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) ("American Boy") / (lyrics: "American Boy") / (performer: "American Boy")
 2009 DJ Hero (Video Game) (performer: "Make Her Say") / (writer: "Make Her Say")
  The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 27 October 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Stronger") / (writer: "Stronger")
 2009 Make Her Say (Video short) (performer: "Make Her Say") / (writer: "Make Her Say")
 2009 The Jay Leno Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (performer: "Run This Town" - uncredited)
 2009 MTV Video Music Awards 2009 (TV Movie) (writer: "Make Her Say" - uncredited)
  Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... (performer: "Supernova") / (writer: "Supernova")
 2009 The Hangover (performer: "Can't Tell Me Nothing") / (writer: "Can't Tell Me Nothing")
 2009 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top Three Finalists Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Heartless" - uncredited)
 2009 Obsessed (writer: "American Boy")
  The Inbetweeners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Field Trip (2009) ... (performer: "Love Lockdown" - uncredited) / (writer: "Love Lockdown" - uncredited)
  Last Call with Carson Daly (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 18 March 2009 (2009) ... (producer: "Sky Might Fall" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sky Might Fall" - uncredited)
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Giselle Blaylock & Legend Chandler (2009) ... (performer: "Flashing Lights" - uncredited)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) (performer: "Go Hard", "Love Lockdown") / (writer: "Go Hard", "Love Lockdown")
 2009 Rising Icons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kid Cudi (2009) ... (writer: "Make Her Say")
 2008 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- All by Myself (2008) ... (performer: "Street Lights" - uncredited)
  Ghost Whisperer (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Save Our Souls (2008) ... (performer: "American Boy" - uncredited) / (writer: "American Boy" - uncredited)
 2008 Made of Honor (performer: "Gold Digger") / (writer: "Gold Digger")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Flashing Lights") / (writer: "Flashing Lights")
 2008 National Heads-Up Poker Championship (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Stronger")
  Medium (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Wicked Game: Part One (2008) ... (performer: "Good Life" - uncredited) / (writer: "Good Life" - uncredited)
 2008 Never Back Down (performer: "Stronger") / (writer: "Stronger")
 2008 Cashmere Mafia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yours, Mine and Hers (2008) ... (performer: "Stronger" - uncredited)
 2008 First Sunday (writer: "Get By")
 2007 Bling: A Planet Rock (Documentary) (performer: "Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)") / (writer: "Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)")
  Entourage (TV Series) (1 episode, 2005) (performer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- No Cannes Do (2007) ... (performer: "Goodlife" - uncredited)
- Sorry, Harvey (2007) ... (performer: "Stronger")
- What About Bob? (2006) ... (performer: "Drive Slow")
- The Sundance Kids (2005) ... ("Move Around", uncredited)
- Pilot (2004) ... (writer: "Lucifer" - uncredited)
 2007 Dead Tone (performer: "Wouldn't You Like To Ride") / (producer: "Wouldn't You Like To Ride") / (writer: "Wouldn't You Like To Ride")
 2006 MTV Pilipinas Music Video Award 2006 (TV Movie) (performer: "Gold Digger")
 2006 My Brother (writer: "Get By" - as K. West)
 2006 Miami Vice (writer: "Numb/Encore" - as Kanye Omari West)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (performer: "Impossible") / (producer: "Impossible", "Mission: Impossible Theme") / (writer: "Impossible")
 2006 Inside Man (performer: "Gold Digger") / (writer: "Gold Digger" - as Kanye Omari West)
 2005 John Legend: Live at the House of Blues (Video short) (performer: "Number One")
  The Boondocks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner (2005) ... (performer: "Gold Digger") / (writer: "Gold Digger")
 2005 Jarhead (performer: "Jesus Walks" (Instrumental)) / (writer: "Jesus Walks" (Instrumental))
 2005 Block Party (Documentary) (performer: "Two Words", "Get Em High", "Jesus Walks") / (writer: "Overnight Celebrity", "Get Em High", "Jesus Walks" - as Kanye Omari West) / (writer: "Two Words", "Get By")
 2005 Four Brothers ("JESUS WALKS") / (performer: "JESUS WALKS")
 2005/I Fantastic Four (writer: "New World Symphony")
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Jesus Walks") / (writer: "Jesus Walks")
 2005 Coach Carter ("I Changed My Mind", "You Don't Know My Name")
 2004 The 2004 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited)
 2004 UFC 50: The War of '04 (TV Special) (performer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jesus Walks" - uncredited)
 2002-2004 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- All Due Respect (2004) ... (writer: "Stand Up")
- The Target (2002) ... (writer: "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)")
 2004 You Got Served (writer: "Stand Up" - as Kanye Omari West)
 2003 Honey (writer: "My Block")
 2003 Head of State (writer: "'03 Bonnie & Clyde")
 2002 Brown Sugar (producer: "Brown Sugar (Super Fine)", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar (Fine)", "Brown Sugar (Raw)") / (writer: "Brown Sugar (Super Fine)", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar (Fine)", "Brown Sugar (Raw)")
 2002 The Transporter (as K. West, "Muzik")
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Release of the music video for Johnny Cash's 2003 cover of "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (both the song and the video released posthumously); featuring appearances by (in order of appearance): David Allan Coe; Iggy Pop; Kanye West; Chris Martin; Kris Kristofferson; Patti Smith; Terrence Howard; Flea; Q-Tip; Adam Levine; Chris Rock... See more »

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3 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 36 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Fending off a "fan" and his video camera] I appreciate that, but here's the thing. Don't talk to me. Don't talk to people that know me. Don't even talk to yourself. See more »

Trivia:

Has a metal plate in his chin from near fatal car accident in which he was involved in around 3 pm on October 23, 2002. He was driving home from a studio session and fell asleep behind the steering wheel and crashed into another car. See more »

Trademark:

Uses alliteration in his rhymes See more »

Nickname:

The Louis Vuitton Don See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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