Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1971-04-01 (49 years old)
50 Movies · 10 TV Series
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Clifford Smith Jr. (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man. In 1996, Smith won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By", featuring American R&B singer Mary J. Blige. Smith has appeared in films such as 187 (1997), Belly (1998), How High (2001), Garden State (2004), The Wackness (2008), Venom (2005), Red Tails (2012), Keanu (2016), and The Cobbler (2014). On television, he and frequent collaborator, fellow East Coast rapper Redman, co-starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom Method & Red. He has also had recurring roles in three HBO series, as Tug Daniels in Oz, Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff in The Wire, and Rodney in The Deuce. Method Man also appears in the TBS comedy The Last O.G..
He became engaged to Tamika Smith in 1999, and they married in 2001. His son Raekwon Smith will play football for Stony Brook University. Legal troubles. On May 17, 2007, Method Man was arrested in New York City for marijuana possession. His SUV was pulled over near the Battery Tunnel toll booths for having an expired inspection sticker. An unidentified source said, "It was like something out of Cheech & Chong. He rolls down the window and the smoke would choke a horse." The arresting officer noticed two blunts and a plastic bag containing marijuana in plain view. Upon further inspection more marijuana was found under the driver's seat. Method Man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of marijuana, DWI, and driving an uninspected motor vehicle. He reached a plea agreement to perform community service including rapping to young kids about the dangers of drugs.On October 5, 2009, Method Man was arrested at his home in Staten Island for income tax violations. He was accused of failing to file income tax returns for the state of New York between 2004 and 2007, and owes nearly $33,000 in taxes. On June 28, 2010, Method Man pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to a conditional discharge and paid a $106,000.00 fine.
Born on March 2, 1971, in Hempstead, Long Island, Smith divided his childhood between his father's Long Island residence and his mother's home in the Park Hill section of Clifton, Staten Island, locally known as Killa Hill. Growing up in Hempstead, Smith began playing lacrosse at a young age and continues to be a passionate supporter of the sport. He attended New Dorp High School, where he became friends with Remedy. He has two sisters, Terri and Missy.
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Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
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Marvel's Luke Cage
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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Seasons of Love
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The Indestructible Jimmy Brown
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Meet the Spartans
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Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan
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The Wire Odyssey
A retrospective documentary of the first four seasons of the acclaimed series The Wire.
Method Man: Live from the Sunset Strip
The first ever live DVD from the infamous Wu-Tang emcee!
Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life
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Wu-Tang Clan: Live at Montreux
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Hood of Horror
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Rock the Bells
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Letter to the President
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The Strip Game
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Method & Red
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My Baby's Daddy
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The Twilight Zone
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Xzibit: Restless Xposed
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Rhyme & Reason
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