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FULL NAME: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
BIRTHDAY:October 17, 1972
BIRTHPLACE:St.Joseph, MO
HEIGTH: 5' 9"


MAINLY FROM: Detroit, MI (EM moved constantly from Missouri to Warren to Kansas City...) The house on the white cover of the Marshall Mathers LP was where EM spent most of his adolescence. It's located in Dresden, Michigan.
PARENTS: Deborah Mathers-Briggs and Marshall Mathers II (left EM and his mom when he was 6 months old) He's now a factory worker in San Diego
SIBLING: (Half Brother) Nathaniel Briggs (AKA Nate & Lil' Nate Dogg)
EX-WIFE: Kimberly Anne Scott (EM & Kim tried to work out their differences but filed for divorce a second time, official date of divorce-March 1, 2001)
SCHOOLS: Dort Elementary School, Osbourne Junior High School, Lincoln High School-Dropped out after failing 9th grade 3 times. Mainly because he skipped school too many times to battle kids on the street corners.
EM wanted to concentrate a lot more on his rap. Kim also attended Lincoln High, but eventually dropped out with EM
Em's fav drink is mountain dew

Eminem is left-handed

Eminem wears glasses

Eminem cuts his own hair

His fav color is light-blue

Before he heard rap, Em wanted to be a comic book artist

The first rap song em ever heard was from the soundtrack "breakin" and the song was called "reckless" by: ice-T

Better Information,Some of it is the Same, *SrY*
Birth Name
Marshall Bruce Mathers III
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Nickname
Slim Shady
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Height
5' 9"
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Mini biography
Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri. Spent childhood moving back and forth between Kansas City and Metro Detroit. Attended Lincoln High School in Warren 1986-89. Hustled self-made cassettes of his work to places like Record Time in Roseville. His girlfriend (now wife) Kimberly gave birth to daughter Haile Jade on Dec. 25, 1995. He worked at Gilbert's Lodge (a family restaurant) in St. Clair Shores from 1996-1998. Full-length debut, Infinite, released in 1996. The Slim Shady EP was released in 1998. Later that year, Dr. Dre signed Eminem to his Aftermath label after hearing the rapper freestyling on a Los Angeles radio station. The Slim Shady LP was released on Feb. 23, 1999 and hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts within weeks. The Slim Shady LP was 3 times platinium. Eminem has now put out his second full length cd, entitled The Marshall Mathers Lp.


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IMDb mini-biography by
Anonymous
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Mini biography
Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on the 17th October 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Son of a fifteen-year-old mother at the time of his birth and a father who left six month later never to return, Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit. He settled on the Eastside of Detroit when he was 12. Switching schools every two to three months made it difficult to make friends, graduate and to stay out of trouble. Being a rap fan for most of his life, Marshall began rapping at the early age of 4. Rhyming words together, battling schoolmates in the lunchroom brought joy to what was otherwise a painful existence.

At the age of 14 he began to get very serious about his rapping but it wasn't until he was 17 that he actually made a name for himself, becoming M&M, which he would later respell as "Eminem". Being rejected by most fellow rappers because of his race, Marshall grew an anger that flows through his music to this day. After failing the 9th grade for three times in a row he quit school, but remarks that he doesn't consider himself stupid and doesn't advise that people should follow his example. He says that it just wasn't for him. Forcing himself on radio shows, freestyle battles, Marshall threw himself head first into the rap game, where he was swallowed up most of the time. His very first album was titled "Infinite" and while the album sold less than a thousand copies it was the gearing up stages for the rapper who became a millionaire. It was then that his daughter, Hailie Jade Scott was born on December 25th of 1995 with long time girlfriend Kim Scott.

Having nothing to lose at all, flat broke and not knowing where he would be living the next week, Marshall set out to rant about life in general, the set quickly caught the ear of hip-hop's difficult-to-please underground. What came out of this was the Slim Shady EP, the early work for the later Dr. Dre revised Slim Shady LP. Down to nearly his last dime he went into the 1997 Rap Olympics in Los Angeles, basically hoping to win the $1,500 cash price which he badly needed. After battling for an hour and throwing back every race diss thrown at him, Marshall made it to second place losing in a slip up. Furious that he had lost, Marshall didn't even notice that he had been spotted. In the crowd were a few producers from Interscope, and they were handed a copy of the "Infinite" tape by way of a demo. Dr. Dre got to hear it and eventually tracked him down. The two instantly hit it off, recording four songs in the their first six hours of working - three which made it to his first LP. After the album was finished Dre asked Marshall to come work with him on his new album. He helped produce several tracks and was on the best songs of the album.

Now officially making it, Marshall and Dre set to make his second LP. The album became the Marshall Mathers LP and won 3 Grammies and was the first rap album ever to be nominated "Album of the Year", selling more than 8 million records in the United States alone. He also stunned critics when he shot down all homophobic remarks by performing "Stan" with Elton John. Currently working on his third LP, Em has made a movie, 8 Mile (2002), and has gone back and brought his friend with him; D-12. Though 2001 was a rough year for the rapper, being charged with weapon offences, divorcing his wife, and almost going to prison, Marshall explains his life today in one word. "Claimer."


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IMDb mini-biography by
Rod Reece
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Spouse
Kimberly Ann Scott (14 June 1999 - 11 October 2001) (divorced) 1 child

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Trivia
His 2000 album, "The Marshall Mathers LP", sold 1.76 million copies in the first week of release in the U.S., a record for a solo artist.

His wife Kimberly Mathers was granted physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter, continued financial support, a personal driver, and reinstatement of her credit cards. [29 August 2000]

2000 Album "The Marshall Mathers LP" sold a reported 7 million copies. [January 2001]

Nominated for 4 Grammy awards on January 3, 2001.

Featured in the Entertainment Weekly Magazine (December 22/29, 2000) and he is voted Number 03 for Entertainer of the Year.

Dr. Dre is Eminem's mentor.

Father of Hailie Jade (b. Christmas Day, 1995)

Raised in Detroit, Michigan.

Got joint custody of daughter Haley Jade. [2001]

With the band D12, Eminem has had a number 10 hit with S**t on you, and a number 2 hit with Purple Hills (originally titled Purple Pills).

The name 'Eminem' came from his initials M(arshall) M(athers).

He has had an operation on his knee, which led to his awkward stance at numerous performances.

Refuses to use the 'N' word in any of his songs.

Wanted to be a comic book artist

Emienm's ex-wife, Kim, has a twin sister named Dawn.

Eminem wears glasses

Cuts his own hair.

Parodied on Saturday Night Live by Chris Parnell.

has said that he would like his daughter, Haile Jade, to become an actress.

Has a younger half brother called Nathan.


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Personal quotes
"I don't want them once they turn 18" - On Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera

"At this point, I'm like "Come up with something new." I hate the same old questions. But it seems like "white" magazines such as Spin and Rolling Stone focus on my "whiteness" more than Black magazines" --On his colour

"Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn't say I lived in a ghetto, I'd say I lived in the 'hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now"

"There's a difference between realness and an act, and they're an act, and they know they're an act, and they even say they're an act, they even say they're cornballs, they admit it." --On ICP

"I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit."

"My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we're blood." --On his family

"Some asshole kept throwing oranges and other fruit at me while I was onstage. Fucker had an arm like a major league pitcher..." --About one of his concerts.

"Don't do drugs, don't have unprotected sex, don't be violent. Leave that to me."

"I had too much NyQuil and Vivarin again. Lost my stomach all over the place."

"Never take ecstasy, beer, baccardi, weed, pepto bismol, vivarin, tums, tagamet hb, xanax, and valium in the same day. It makes it difficult to sleep at night."

"Sometimes I'm real cool, but sometimes I could be a real asshole. I think everyone is like that."

"I would never fucking put them in a rhyme. I don't even want them wondering if I was trying to diss them. I got a lot of love for them. I grew up on that shit. The other rappers, whatever." --On the Beastie Boys.

"All my life I've been dealing with my race because of where I grew up [Detroit] and being in the rap game. I'm at a boiling point...Anybody who pulls the race card is getting it right back in their face."

"I get offended when people say, `So, being a white rapper...and growing up white...after being born white...' It's all I ever hear!"

"You can't control who likes you. If I got Backstreet Boy fans what am I supposed to do? Turn them away? Whoever likes my stuff, likes my stuff but just know Slim Shady is hip hop, I grew up on hip hop, it's the music I love and it's the music I respect. I respect the culture...that's me"

"It doesn't exactly feel like a shock, but it's all new to me, and I'm taking it in as it comes." --On his rise to stardom.

"A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people. Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I'm joking and when I'm serious."

"A bunch of girls, swinging from a nice chandelier, landing on top of me naked...while I lay in a pool of steaming hot water!" --On his spring break fantasy

"I try not to look at it that way. Being white. I don't wake up every day and look in the mirror, 'Oh. I'm white'."

"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."

"Slim Shady is just the evil thoughts that come into my head. Things I shouldn't be thinking about. Not to be gimmicky, but people should be able to determine when I'm serious and when I'm fuckin around. That's why a lot of my songs are funny. I got a warped sense of humor I guess." --On his alter-ego, Slim Shady.

"There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'."

"When I was 9 years old, my uncle put me on to the Breakin' soundtrack. The first rap song I ever heard was Ice-T, 'Reckless.' From L.L. to the Fat Boys, and all that shit, I was fascinated. When L.L. first came out with 'I'm Bad', I wanted to do it, to rhyme. Standing in front of the mirror, I wanted to be like L.L." --On his influences.

"I'm not alone in feeling the way I feel. I believe that a lot of people can relate to my shit--whether white, black, it doesn't matter. Everybody has been through some shit, whether it's drastic or not so drastic. Everybody gets to the point of 'I don't give a fuck'."

"It was an honor to hear the words out of Dre's mouth that he liked my shit. Growing up, I was one of the biggest fans of N.W.A, from putting on the sunglasses and looking in the mirror and lipsinking, to wanting to be Dr. Dre, to be Ice Cube. This is the biggest hip-hop producer ever."

"Infinite was me trying to figure out how I wanted my rap style to be, how I wanted to sound on the mic and present myself. It was a growing stage. I felt like Infinite was like a demo that just got pressed up."

"I had nothing to lose, but something to gain. If I made an album for me and it was to my satisfaction, then I succeeded. If I didn't, then my producers were going to give up on the whole rap thing we were doing. I made some shit that I wanted to hear. The Slim Shady EP, I lashed out on everybody who talked shit about me."

"I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don't do things to shock people. I'm not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don't know how long I'm going to be on this planet. So while I'm here, I might as well make the most of it."

"Anybody with a sense of humour is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end."

"Saving Private Ryan was probably the illest, sickest movie I've ever watched, and I didn't see anybody criticizing that one for violence."

"I grew up listening to 2 Live Crew and N.W.A. and I never went out and shot nobody."

"I don't like rap anyways, I'm just trying to get my porno career started."

"We just kept moving back and forth because my mother never had a job. We kept getting kicked out of every house we were in. I believe six months was the longest we ever lived in a house."

"I had this whole Slim Shady concept of being two different people, having two different sides of me. One of them I was trying to let go, and I looked at the mirror and smashed it. That was the whole intro of the Slim Shady EP. Slim Shady was coming to haunt me, was coming to haunt Eminem."

"Whoever likes my stuff, likes my stuff. But just know Slim Shady is hip hop. I grew up on hip hop, it's the music I love and it's the music I respect. I respect the culture...that's me."

"If I said in one of my songs that my English teacher wanted to have sex with me in junior high, all I'm saying, is that I'm not gay, you know? People confuse the lyrics for me speaking my mind. I don't agree with that lifestyle, but if that lifestyle is for you, then it's your business." --On homosexuality.

"I don't like to give the sob story: growing up in a single-parent home, never knew my father, my mother never worked, and when friends came over I'd hide the welfare cheese. Yo, I failed ninth grade three times, but I don't think it was necessarily 'cause I'm stupid. I didn't go to school. I couldn't deal."


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Salary
8 Mile (2002) $1,300,000

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Where are they now
(June 2002) The Eminem Show and 8 Mile
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September 1999
Eminem's mom sues him for over million, claiming that he portrayed her as an unfit, drug-using mother in the famous Rolling Stone interview.

November 1999
The NFL halts using My Name Is in their promo spots upon learning that Eminem's Slim Shady LP carries an adult advisory sticker.

December 1999
Emienm wants to use his uncle Ronnie's voice on his next Cd. The rapper's grand-mother refuses the idea, publicly stating, I will not let my grandson destroy my dead son with this garbage. He's a bitter boy with sad songs who wants to make fame.

June 2000
Mr. Mathers gets into a fight outside Hot Rock Sports Bar and Music Cafe in Warren, Michigan, when he spots a local named John Guerra kissing his wife Kim. Em is one of four arrested after reports that someone was toting a gun. Days later, he's brought up on two felony charges and then later dragged into a civil suit for the alleged attack.

July 2000
Eminem has his day in court for the guy-kissing-Kim incident and is charged with possessing a concealed weapon.
Kim attempts suicide by cutting her wrists at their Detroit home.

August 2000
More legal woes Em turns down an offer to settle the slander case filed by his mother.
Later that month, he files to divorce Kim and, in turn, she hits him with a million defamation suit.

October 2000
Due to Canda's hate-crime laws, the country tries to prevent him from performing live shows. The idea is dropped and he plays the gigs as planned.

November 2000
It's Eminem vs. Everyone! The trash-talking rapper wins a VH-1 Award for Most Entertaining Public Feud.

December 2000
Pranksters start posting fraudulent news bulletins on a fake CNN site claiming that Eminem was involved in a fatal car accident.

April 2001
Eminem pleads guilty to charges of carrying a concealed weapon. He's sentenced to two years of probation.

May 2001
Action Figure Express releases the Eminem doll chainsaw included. Woolworth stores in the U.K. ban the doll.

June 2001
A never-ending controversy: Colorado radio station KKMG-FM is fined ,000 by the FCC after playing The Real Slim Shady.
Em is slapped with yet another year of probation based upon a fight with the road manager of fellow Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse.

July 2001
Kim is arrested in Suburban Detroit on alleged cocaine possession.

November 2001
Unhappy with the way their hood is being portrayed by Hollywood, over 50 protesters from the Highland Park, Michigan area rally against plans to burn down Detroit suburban crack houses for Em's movie 8 Mile.

December 2001
His song Brain Damage brings about a $1 million lawsuit. DeAngelo Bailey, a former eighth-grade bully, is angered when he discovers his name used in Slim's turne. The lyrics: I was harassed daily by this fat kid named DeAngelo Bailey/An eighth-grader who acted obnoxious, cause his father boxes/so every day he'd shove me into the lockers, and he had me in the position to beat me into submission/He banged my head against the urinal until he broke my nose/Soaked my clothes in blood, grabbed me and choked my throat.

April 2002
A lawsuit involving the Kim kisser John Guerra is settled. Em lays out a hefty ,000.
Sixty-seven-year-old French classical/jazz pianist Jacques Loussier files a million copy-right infringement suit in a New York federal court accusing Em of sampling portions of his song Pul-sion for the rapper's Kill You.

May 2002
Thirty fans are injured during a stampede at Eminem's WHFS music festival in Washington DC.

June 2002
Rumors that he's targeted by Al Qaeda terrorists (he parodied Osama Bin Laden in the Without Me video) begin and Interscope is forced to make a statement to relieve worried fans.

August 2002
Girls Gone Wild tapes footage during the Anger Management Tour! Girls Gone Wild: Eminem, planned for a 2003 release, includes shots of female fans flashing the cameras along with voiceovers by the rapper himself.