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Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Italian Job
The Italian Job Left Ear
(2003)
The Woodsman
The Woodsman Sgt. Lucas
(2004)
16 Blocks
16 Blocks Eddie Bunker
(2006)

Filmography

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  The Disconnected (pre-production)
Jacob Kaneda
 2016 Tour de France
Foce
 2013 Life of Crime
Ordell Robbie
 2013/II Begin Again
Saul
 2011 Dexter (TV Series)
Brother Sam
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Mos Def (as Mos Def)
 2010 Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series)
Super Mr. Superhero
 2009 Next Day Air
Eric (as Mos Def)
 2009 House M.D. (TV Series)
Lee
 2008 Cadillac Records
Chuck Berry (as Mos Def)
 2005-2008 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Gangstalicious
 2008 Be Kind Rewind
Mike (as Mos Def)
 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Mos Def (as Mos Def)
 2003-2006 Chappelle's Show (TV Series)
Banjo Player / Black Head of the CIA / Rondell, Black Delegation Rep / ...
 2006 Journey to the End of the Night
Wemba (as Mos Def)
 2006 16 Blocks
Eddie Bunker (as Mos Def)
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Ford Prefect (as Mos Def)
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
The Bandleader (as Mos Def)
 2004 Something the Lord Made (TV Movie)
Vivien Thomas (as Mos Def)
 2004 Focused Digizine #1 (Video)
Blak (VO) (as Mos Def)
 2004 The Woodsman
Sgt. Lucas (as Mos Def)
 2003 Alicia Keys: You Don't Know My Name (Video short)
Man
 2003 The Italian Job
Left Ear (as Mos Def)
 2002 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Tommy
 2002 Brown Sugar
Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon (as Mos Def)
 2002 Civil Brand
Michael Meadows (as Mos Def)
 2002 Showtime
Lazy Boy (as Mos Def)
 2001 Monster's Ball
Ryrus Cooper (as Mos Def)
 2001 The Wayne Brady Show (TV Series)
Mos Def
 2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera (TV Movie)
Lt. Miller (as Mos Def)
 2000 Bamboozled
Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika (Julius Hopkins) (as Mos Def)
 2000 Island of the Dead (TV Movie)
Robbie J (as Mos Def)
 1997-2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Leslie Peach / Levon Wells
 1998 Where's Marlowe?
Wilt Crawley (as Mos Def)
 1998 Spin City (TV Series)
Monty
 1997 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Darius
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Morgue Assistant
 1997/I Ghosts (Short)
Dante (as Dante Beze)
 1994-1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Dante
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Movie)
Dante (as Dante Bezé)
 1992 Here and Now (TV Series)
Alonzo
 1991 The Hard Way
Dead Romeos (as Dante Smith)
 1990-1991 You Take the Kids (TV Series)
Raymond Kirkland
 1988 God Bless the Child (TV Movie)
Richard Watkins (as Dante Terrell Smith)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his third solo album, "Tru3 Magic". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Flaco Bey | Dante Beze | Dante Bezé | Bizet Dante | Smith Dante | Mos' Def | Mos Def | Def Mos | MosDef | Mos | Dante Terrell Smith | Dante Smith | Black Star

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

What I take from writers I like is their economy -- the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words -- that's magical. That's what I've been trying to strive for -- to draw a clear picture, to open up a new dimension. See more »

Trivia:

Hip-hop artist. See more »

Nickname:

Mister Definitely See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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