Questlove


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Questlove was born on January 20, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021), Top Five (2014) and Detroit (2017). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Top Five Music Department
(2014)
Detroit Soundtrack
(2017)
Zoolander 2 Soundtrack
(2016)

Filmography

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 2022 Rise Up, Sing Out (TV Series) (music)
 2021 The Oscars (TV Special) (musical director - as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
 2020 Soul (music consultant - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson a.k.a. Questlove)
 2020 High Fidelity (TV Series) (executive music producer - 10 episodes)
- The Other Side of the Rock (2020) ... (executive music producer)
- Fun Rob (2020) ... (executive music producer)
- Ballad of the Lonesome Loser (2020) ... (executive music producer)
- Me Time (2020) ... (executive music producer)
- Weird... But Warm (2020) ... (executive music producer)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (composer - 260 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (musician - 129 episodes, 2014 - 2018)
- Tom Cruise/Parker Posey/Jorja Smith #2 (2018) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Amanda Seyfried/Daveed Diggs/Wiz Khalifa feat. Swae Lee (2018) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Ice Cube/Dale Earnhardt Jr./The Internet (2018) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Armie Hammer/Meghan Trainor/Rupi Kaur/Bebe Rexha (2018) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
- Michael Strahan/Dave Matthews/Dave Matthews Band (2018) ... (musician: The Roots - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2017 Night of Too Many Stars (TV Special) (musical director - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
 2016 Hamilton's America (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
 2016 Roots (TV Mini Series) (executive music producer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 (2016) ... (executive music producer - as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
 2013-2015 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- 80s Ladies (2015) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
- Last F... Able Day (2015) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
- Bad Decisions (2013) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
 2015 The Oscars (TV Special) (special appearances - as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
 2014 Top Five (executive music producer - as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (composer - 609 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (musical director - 197 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (musician - 19 episodes, 2009 - 2011)
- Andy Samberg/The Muppets/Final Show (2014) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
- Colin Farrell/Chris Pratt/2 Chainz (2014) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Comedy Pieces (2014) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Digital Pieces (2014) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Musical Sketches (2014) ... (composer: theme music - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
 2012 2012 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (composer: additional music - as ?uestlove)
 2011 Philly's 4th of July Jam (TV Special) (music director - as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
 2004 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (original sketch music - 12 episodes)
- Lil Jon On Lil Jon & Black Bush (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Wayne Brady & Tyrone Biggums's Fear Factor (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Mandela Boot Camp & The Time Haters (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Kneehigh Park & Making Da Band (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
- Oprah's Baby Daddy & Jury Duty (2004) ... (original sketch music - as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Rap album with The Roots, "Things Fall Apart" (MCA Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Twitter

Alternate Names:

?uestlove | Ahmir | Questlove Gomez | Amir Kalib-Thompson | ?uest Love | Quest Love | Ahmir-Khalib Thompson a.k.a. Questlove | Quest | Roots | Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson | Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson | Ahmir-Khalib Thompson | Ahmir Thompson

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Parents:

Andrews, Lee | Andrews, Jacqui

Relatives:

Donn Thompson (sibling) | See more »
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Trivia:

Son of Lee Andrews (Lee Andrews & The Hearts), a popular Philadelphia doo wop group in the 1950s whose "Try The Impossible" reached No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958. See more »

Trademark:

His high pitched laugh

Nickname:

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