The Notorious B.I.G. (1972–1997)


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Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Jamaican parents, Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher, and Selwyn George Latore, a welder and small-time politician. He was raised in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Dropping out of high school at the age of ... See full bio »

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3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Bad Boys Soundtrack
(1995)
Notorious Soundtrack
(2009)
(1999)
Ocean's Eight Soundtrack
(2018)

Filmography

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 2017 The Notorious B.I.G.: Legacy (Video short)
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 1997 The Notorious B.I.G.: Hypnotize (Video short)
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 1997 Puff Daddy: It's All About the Benjamins, Version 1 (Video short)
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 1996 Total Feat. Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown & Da Brat: No One Else (Remix) (Video short)
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 1996 Gina Thompson: The Things That You Do (Bad Boy Remix) (Video short)
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 1996 Jay-Z Feat. Foxy Brown: Ain't No... (Video short)
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 1995 Da Brat: Give It 2 You (Video short)
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 1995 Eyes on Hip Hop (Video)
Rapper
 1995 Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat. The Notorious B.I.G.: Get Money (Video short)
Biggie Smalls
 1995 Faith Evans: You Used to Love Me (Video short)
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 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance (Video short)
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 1995 Various Artists: The Points (Video short)
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 1995 The Junior M.A.F.I.A: Player's Anthem (Video short)
Big Papa
 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Big Poppa (Video short)
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 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Warning (Video short)
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 1994 The Notorious B.I.G.: Juicy (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his album, "Ready to Die," on Bad Boy/Arista/BMG Records (78612-73000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Last.fm | See more »

Alternate Names:

Notorious B.I.G | Notorious B.I.G. | Notorious Big | Biggie | Biggie Smalls | Christopher Wallace

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Faith Evans  (his death)  (1 child)

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Personal Quote:

Growing up in the streets of Bed-Stuy, it was hard, yo. See more »

Trivia:

Frequently referred to himself as "the black Frank White" in his raps. This name was taken from the drug lord character played by Christopher Walken in the film King of New York (1990). See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and heavy girth See more »

Nickname:

The King of New York See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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