Birth name Earl Simmons NationalityUSA Birth 18 december 1970 at Baltimore (USA) Death 9 april 2021 (at 50 years)
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage names DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. In 1999, DMX released his best-selling album ...And Then There Was X, which featured the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". He has acted in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, DMX published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. DMX has sold over 30 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time.
DMX is a Christian who reads the Bible every day. While in prison, DMX stated that he had a purpose for being there: "I came here to meet somebody...Don't know who it was, but I'll know when I see him. And I came here to give him a message. And that message is Jesus loves them." DMX is currently a transitional deacon in the Christian Church and aspires to become ordained as a pastor, stating that he received this call in 2012.
DMX is the father of twelve children. He was married to Tashera Simmons in 1999 and they were married for eleven years. In July 2010, Tashera announced their separation (two weeks following DMX's release from prison). DMX maintains that the two remain friends.
DMX had multiple extramarital affairs during his marriage to Simmons, some of which produced children. DNA testing confirmed that he is the father of at least two children; the first was born to Maryland resident Monique Wayne in 2004, the second to a different woman in late 2008. DMX and Wayne fought over her claim that he was the father of her son for years, during which she has sued him repeatedly for defamation of character, and for child support. After DNA testing proved DMX fathered Wayne's son in 2007, he was ordered to pay her $1.5 million.
In an interview, DMX has talked about having bipolar disorder.
On July 30, 2013, DMX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing his child support obligations as his priority claim. The filing was challenged by the Department of Justice's bankruptcy watchdog trustee program, and was later dismissed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan on November 11, 2013.
, 1h42 Directed byChris Rock OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy ThemesFilms about music and musicians, Films about television, Hip hop films ActorsRosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Doug Stanhope, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Sherri Shepherd Roles Self Rating63% New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown is spending a day interviewing comedian and recovering alcoholic Andre Allen, star of the hit film franchise Hammy The Bear, about a cop in a bear suit. He is attempting a foray into serious films with Uprize, in which he portrays Haitian Revolution figure Dutty Boukman, and sensitive to criticism, particularly by Times critic James Nielson, whose previous reviews of Andre's work have been negative and insulting. As the interview begins in his limousine, Andre recalls his lowest point, when he was in Houston in 2003 and met Jazzy Dee, who supplied him with drugs, alcohol and women. Yet after Jazzy refused to pay the women, they contended they were raped, leading to Andre's arrest.
Directed byVlad Yudin GenresDocumentary, Musical ActorsB-Real, Chuck D, DMX, Snoop Dogg, Sticky Fingaz, Rosie Perez Roles Self Rating70% The film contains multiple interviews with artists, actors, close friends and others whose lives were touched by Big Pun, as well as rare exclusive performances and scene interviews with Big Pun himself. The film also features appearances by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Method Man, U-God, Liza Rios, Xzibit, Cuban Link, Swizz Beatz, DJ Skribble, Chino XL, Redman, papoose, Sticky Fingaz, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Killer Mike and many more. The Soundtrack was released through Legacy Recordings/Columbia Records.
, 1h23 GenresThriller, Action ActorsDMX, Kris Kristofferson, Alec Rayme Roles Thorn Rating25% Nouvelle Orléans, Aout 2005. Au lendemain de l'ouragan Katrina, la cité est en proie au chaos. Des bas fonds surgissent les nouveaux seigneurs de la ville : les gangs surrarmés prennent le pouvoir. Dans ce chaos urbain, un baron de la drogue mexicain recherche 15 millions de dollars afin de mettre la ville à sa merci. Deux flics au-dessus des lois ont carte blanche pour éliminer…
, 1h30 OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Adventure ActorsDMX, Lou Diamond Phillips, Leila Arcieri, Alec Rayme, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jessica Heap Roles The Dog (Narrator) Rating24% A powerful drug dealer has taken control of New Orleans, but as the authorities scramble to stop the bloodshed things only get worse on the streets. "The Dog" (DMX) is a drug dealer who will stop at nothing to be the number one bad boy in the Big Easy. His ruthlessness is legendary, and his power far reaching. But the authorities are onto "The Dog," and now the time has come to put this pit-bull to sleep. Will they accomplish their mission before any more innocent lives are lost, or could it be that New Orleans' top dog is truly above the law?
, 1h28 Directed byErnest R. Dickerson OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime ActorsDavid Arquette, DMX, Michael Ealy, Drew Sidora, Antwon Tanner, Reagan Gomez-Preston Roles King David Rating55% Hardened criminal and drug dealer King David (DMX) returns to his unidentified East Coast city, where he can find redemption by settling an old score with drug lord Moon (Clifton Powell). He keeps tape-recorded journals about his life and is always talking about a woman named Edna. Upon David's return, he meets up with Jasper (Luenell), a barkeep who expresses a strong dislike towards him. She contacts Moon to inform him of his return and willingness to pay his debt, as well as momentarily passing by Paul (David Arquette), a struggling writer.
, 1h41 Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak OriginUSA GenresThriller, Comedy, Action, Crime ActorsSteven Seagal, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Isaiah Washington, Tom Arnold, Jill Hennessy Roles Latrell Walker Rating56% Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is a cop in Detroit's 21st precinct, who saves the Vice President of the United States (Christopher Lawford) from a right-wing Michigan militant group trying to kill him. As Boyd saved the Vice President's life by disobeying orders and killing all the militants, Captain Frank Daniels (Bruce McGill), who is also a long-time friend of Boyd, is forced to fire Boyd, but still tells him to talk with police chief Hinges (Bill Duke) who dislikes Boyd (because Boyd gives the police a bad name by disobeying orders) and has repeatedly tried to fire him, only for Boyd to be returned to duty by his friends in the trade union. Despite Boyd once again being returned to duty, Hinges transfers Boyd to the 15th precinct — Detroit's arguably worst police precinct.
, 1h32 Directed byHype Williams OriginUSA GenresDrama, Musical, Crime ThemesMedical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films ActorsNas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Method Man, Tionne Watkins, Hassan Johnson Roles Tommy 'Buns' Bundy Rating61% The film begins in early 1999, with two young New York street criminals Tommy Bunds ("Bundy") (DMX) and Sincere ("Sin") (Nas), along with their associates in crime Mark and Black. The four violently rob a nightclub, murdering five people. Escaping in a stolen car, they cheer their success. Black goes to dump the car while the rest retreat to Tommy's house, where they celebrate and joke around (The movie Gummo is playing on the tv), waking Tommy's girlfriend Keisha (Taral Hicks). Sincere soon leaves and is followed in gesture by the others. He returns home to his girlfriend Tionne (Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins) and infant daughter Kenya. Meanwhile, Tommy learns of a new form of heroin which he takes as a lucrative business opportunity.