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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Drummer / Disc Jockey / Musician / Record Producer / Composer / Actor / Film Director | * 01/20/1971 (50)
Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American musician, songwriter, disc jockey, author, music journalist, and film director. He is the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the hip hop band the Roots. The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014. Questlove is also one of the producers of the cast album of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the co-founder of the websites Okayplayer and OkayAfrica. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University. Questlove has produced recordings for artists including Elvis Costello, Common, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa, and more recently, Booker T. Jones, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, and John Legend. He is a member of the production teams the Soulquarians, the Randy Watson Experience, the Soultronics, the Grand Negaz and the Grand Wizzards. As an author... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | Comedies

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Movies with Ahmir-Khalib Thompson as Actor(32)

as Curly (voice)2021 Untitled Pixar Animation Project
as himself2020 Siempre, Luis
as Alien2019 Boy Band
as Questlove2019 Someone Great
as Self (as Questlove)2019 Devil's Pie: D'Angelo
as himself2018 Mr. SOUL!
as himself2018 Rock Rubber 45s
as Himself (as Questlove)2016 Hamilton's America
as himself2015 All Things Must Pass
as himself2013 SampleThis
as himself2013 A Band Called Death
as himself2013 A Band Called Death
as himself2012 Bad 25
as himself2009 Downtown Calling
as Self - Musician: The Roots (as Questlove)2006 Before the Music Dies
as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party
as himself2002 Brown Sugar
as Alabama Porch Monkeys: Levi - Musical Director2000 Bamboozled

TV Shows/Series with Ahmir-Khalib Thompson as Actor(7)

as Himself - The Roots: Drums2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
as himself2012 The Eric Andre Show
as LeVondrious2009 Parks and Recreation
as Questlove2007 iCarly
as Musical Guest1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself??? Sesame Street

Movies with Ahmir-Khalib Thompson as Crew(4)

Sound/Music2019 Stucco
Crew/Executive Music Producer2014 Top Five
Sound/Original Music Composer2014 Top Five

TV Shows/Series with Ahmir-Khalib Thompson as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America
Crew/Executive Music Producer2016 Roots

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Born: Wednesday, 01/20 1971 (January) in Philadelphia (current age: 50 years + 195 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Member of: Kappa Alpha Psi
Father: Lee Andrews
Other names for Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Questlove"
"Ahmir Thompson"
"?uestlove"
"Quest Love"
"?uest Love"
"Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson"
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (31x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (19x, Actress)
Will Forte (14x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
Jimmy Fallon (10x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (8x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (7x, Actor)
Bobby Moynihan (7x, Actor)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (7x, Actor)
Dan Schneider (6x, Crew)
Nasim Pedrad (6x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:61425, Added: 05/21/2018, Last updated: 07/10/2021