Jay-Z


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,572 this week
Trailer
1:12 | Trailer
Jay-Z was born Shawn Corey Carter on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jas ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("Can I Get Open"), and later scored an underground ... See full bio »

The Best Movies and Shows in September

From Ana de Armas in a Marilyn Monroe biopic to a new Star Wars series, here are the best movies and series to watch in September.

See the IMDb Editors' picks

Double Duty: Musicians-Turned-Actors

These multi-talented Hispanic and Latino musicians are taking Hollywood by storm with their standout performances in film and TV, including Shotgun Wedding, Bullet Train, and Hustlers.

See the full gallery

We Love These Hollywood Power Couples

Check out some of our favorite couples in Hollywood.

See the gallery

On Prime Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 people
created 09 Mar 2021
 
a list of 23 people
created 08 Jul 2018
 
a list of 41 people
created 17 Jun 2018
 
a list of 30 people
created 03 Aug 2016
 
a list of 30 people
created 05 Aug 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jay-Z's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 43 wins & 159 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

(2021)
The Great Gatsby Producer
(2013)
Rush Hour Soundtrack
(1998)
Safe House Soundtrack
(2012)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (69 credits)
 2021 Tiffany & Co.: About Love (Short)
Jay-Z
 2020 Pharrell Williams Feat. Jay-Z: Entrepreneur (Music Video)
Jay-Z (singing voice)
 2020 Black Is King
Special Appearance
 2020 Hydration
 2018 The Carters: Apeshit (Music Video short)
Jay-Z (as The Carters)
 2017 Jay Z: Family Feud feat. Beyoncé (Music Video short)
Jay Z
 2017 Jay Z: Bam feat. Damian Marley (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2016 Beyoncé: Sandcastles (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2016 Jaÿ-Z: RD20 (Video short)
 2015 Jay Z Feat. Blue Ivy Carter: Glory (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2015 Rick Ross Feat. Jay-Z: Movin' Bass (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2014/II Bang Bang (Short)
 2014 Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé: Part II (On the Run) (Music Video short)
Jay Z
 2014 Rick Ross Feat. Jay Z: The Devil is A Lie (Music Video)
Jay Z (voice)
 2014 Hot Press: Uncovered (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2013 Rick Ross Feat. Jay Z: The Devil Is a Lie (Music Video)
Jay Z (voice)
 2013 Beyoncé: Partition (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2013 Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z: Drunk in Love (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2013 Jay-Z Feat. Justin Timberlake: Holy Grail (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2013 Justin Timberlake Ft. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie (Music Video short)
Jay-Z
 2013 Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay-Z: Suit & Tie - Lyric Video (Music Video)
Jay-Z (voice)
 2012 Nicki Minaj: Come on a Cone (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2012 Rick Ross Feat. Dr. Dre & Jay Z: 3 Kings (Music Video)
Jay Z
 2012 Jay-Z & Kanye West: Niggas in Paris (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2011 Rihanna: Cheers Drink to That (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2010 Kanye West: Monster (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2009 Jay Z: On to the Next One (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2009 Jay-Z Feat. Swizz Beatz: On to the Next One (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2009 Jay-Z Feat. Mr Hudson: Young Forever (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2009 Jay-Z: D.O.A - Death of Auto-Tune (Music Video short)
Jay-Z
 2008 Coldplay Feat. Jay-Z: Lost+ (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2007 Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z: Upgrade U (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2007 Rihanna Feat. Jay Z: Umbrella (Music Video)
Jay Z
 2006 Jay-Z Feat. Chrisette Michele: Lost One (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2006 Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z: Déjà Vu (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2004 Jay Z: December 4th Home Video (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2004 Lenny Kravitz Feat. Jay-Z: Storm (Remix) (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2004 Jay-Z: 99 Problems (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2003 Pharrell Feat. Jay-Z: Frontin' (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2003 R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection (Video)
Jay Z (segment "Fiesta (Remix)")
 2003 Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z: Crazy in Love (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2002 Jay Z Feat. Beyoncé: 03 Bonnie & Clyde (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2002 State Property
Untouchable J
 2001 Jay-Z: Girls, Girls, Girls (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2001 Jay-Z: Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 2000 Mýa Feat. Jay-Z: The Best of Me - Part Two (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1999 DMX: What's My Name? (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1999 Mariah Carey Feat. Jay-Z: Heartbreaker (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1998 Jay-Z: Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1998 Jay-Z Feat. Ja Rule & Amil: Can I Get A... (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1998 Jay-Z f/Sauce Money: Face Off (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1997 Jay-Z Feat. Foxy Brown & Babyface: Sunshine (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1997 Foxy Brown Feat. Jay-Z: I'll Be (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1996 Jay-Z Feat. Foxy Brown: Ain't No... (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1995 Eyes on Hip Hop (Video)
Rapper
 1995 Jay-Z: In My Lifetime (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1994 Jay-Z: I Can't Get Wit That (Music Video)
Jay-Z
 1990 The Jaz Feat. Jay-Z: The Originators (Music Video)
Jay-Z
Show Show Producer (41 credits)
Show Show Composer (39 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (254 credits)
Show Show Music department (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (252 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (82 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Beyoncé: "All Night" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Apple Music | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shaen 'Jay Z' Carter | Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter | Shawn C. Carter | Shawn Carter | The Carters | JAY-Z | Jay Zee

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Beyoncé  (3 children)

Children:

Blue Ivy Carter

Parents:

Carter, Gloria | Reeves, Adnis
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #10 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists. See more »

Nickname:

S-dot See more »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed