May 27, 1975 in Atlanta
Spring Valley, New York, United States
AndrÃ© Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name AndrÃ© 3000 (formerly known as AndrÃ©), is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being part of hip-hop duo OutKast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and the leading role of Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side. In addition to music and acting, Benjamin has also been an active entrepreneur.