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Russell Simmons was born on October 4, 1957 in Queens, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Nutty Professor (1996), Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) and It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010). He was previously married to Kimora Lee Simmons. See full bio »

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 2017 Snap! (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2017 All Def Movie Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2017 Add-TV (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Fusion's Snoop Dogg Roast Snoop Dogg Smokeout (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 All Def Comedy (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 All Def Digital's Roast of America (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 Major Deal (executive producer)
 2016 Seeso Comedy Special: ADD Presents - Tyree Elaine (TV Special short) (executive producer)
 2016 Codes of Conduct (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 All Def Movie Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015 The Big Leaf (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2015 Romeo Is Bleeding (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Hungry (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2012 Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Owen Smith/Kareem Green/Capone (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 The House I Live In (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011/I Lemon (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 B-Rock (Short) (executive producer)
 2010 Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 American Mogul: Russell Simmons (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Daddy's Girls (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- What's in Store (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Hoop-LA (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Turning the Tables (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Model Behavior (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Mousewarming Party (2009) ... (executive producer)
  Run's House (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 53 episodes, 2005 - 2009) (field producer - 5 episodes, 2007)
- Hall of Fame (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Mother Smother (2009) ... (executive producer)
- An Office He Can't Refuse (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Tapper's Delight (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Blog Wild (2009) ... (executive producer)
  Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes, 2009) (co-executive producer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.7 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... (executive producer)
 1992-2008 Def Comedy Jam (TV Series) (executive producer - 35 episodes)
- Episode #8.10 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #8.9 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #8.8 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #8.7 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #8.6 (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2002-2007 Def Poetry (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 44 episodes)
- Episode #6.14 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #6.3 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #6.1 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Def Poetry Bay Area: Ise Lyfe (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Def Poetry Bay Area: Bootstraps (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Waist Deep (executive producer)
 2005 The History Makers (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Russell Simmons Presents: Hip Hop Justice (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2004 The Industry (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 It's Black Entertainment (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2000 Are You Hip-Hop's Biggest Fan? (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1997 How to Be a Player (producer)
 1997 Gridlock'd (executive producer)
 1996 The Funeral (associate producer)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (producer)
 1995 The Addiction (executive producer)
 1994 Def Comedy Jam: Primetime (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1990 The New Music Report (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1988 Tougher Than Leather (producer)
 1987 Oran 'Juice' Jones: Cold Spendin' My Money (Video short) (producer)
 1985 Krush Groove (co-producer)
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Other Works:

Release of his book, "Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money and God", by Russell with Nelson George. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

DefJam.com | Official Site | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've been meditating for 20 years. I've been practicing yoga for 20 years. I've been writing books on happiness for ten years. I think everyone in the hip-hop community knows Uncle Rush as a person who promotes well-being..I want to go to Chicago and get Rahm Emanuel to put meditation in the schools. See more »

Trivia:

Passed up on signing Madonna to his Def Jam Recordings in the early 1980s. See more »

Nickname:

Rush

Star Sign:

Libra

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