You can call Chris “Ludacris” Bridges a number of things: Hip-hop superstar. Actor. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Online visionary. Multiple Grammy Award winner Ludacris is the highest-selling Southern hip-hop solo artist of all time, with more than 20 million records sold worldwide and multiple Grammy Awards to his credit.
His acting career remains on an enviable trajectory. After star-making appearances in the Oscar-winning Crash and the independent film sensation Hustle & Flow, Ludacris stands as one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. Ludacris has starred in a series of major motion picture releases: Max Payne, based on the popular video game, alongside Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Beau Bridges; Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, with Gerard Butler and Thandie Newton, Gamer the sci-fi thriller where he teamed up with Gerard Butler again, Ivan Reitman’s No Strings Attached alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, the box office hits 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious 6 and Furious Seven as well as Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve. He’ll next be seen on the Fox hit series Empire.
In addition to his phenomenal success, he has created the Ludacris Foundation in 2001, a non-profit organization, which has given more than $1 million to organizations that help children in need.