Date of Birth: July 5, 1969
Leader and founder of the Grammy Award-winning rap group Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most influential producers in hip hop, Brooklyn-born RZA (real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) has been obsessed with martial arts movies since childhood.
He began acting with a small role in the 1999 film, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and continued to take periodic breaks from his music, appearing in films such as American Gangster (2007), Funny People (2009), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).
After he provided the score for Quentin Tarantino's movie Kill Bill, Quentin encouraged him to write his own movie. His obsession became a reality in 2010 when RZA began filming his directorial debut, the martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), which he also co-wrote and starred in opposite Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. He then starred in Brick Mansions (2014) alongside Paul Walker and most recently, played Shotgun Steve, a snarky hitman in the quirky comedy Mr. Right (2016).
RZA is married to model Talani Rabb, with whom he has a son. He also has children from his first marriage to Eboni Mills.
Mr. Right (2016)
Brick Mansions (2014)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
The Next Three Days (2010)
Repo Men (2010)
Funny People (2009)
Life is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Gospel Hill (2008)
American Gangster (2007)
The Box (207)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)