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13 Black Celebrities Who Went From Making Music To Major Acting Roles



Sean Combs

Bad Boy Records mogul and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, born Nov. 4, 1969, is best known as a rapper and record producer, rising to fame in the early 1990s for his work with The Notorious B.I.G. In 2001, he appeared in the film Made. That same year, he co-starred with Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton in the movie Monster’s Ball.


Snoop Dogg

Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. on Oct. 20, 1971, Snoop Dog, later Snoop Lion, is most notably a rapper and singer-songwriter who contributed to the rise of West Coast rap.

Snoop Dogg has appeared in numerous films and television shows including Mac and Devin Go to High School (2012), and the horror film Bones (2010).

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