Jamal Woolard

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Jamal Woolard
Birth name Jamal Woolard
Born (1975-07-08) July 8, 1975 (age 39)
Origin Long Island, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) actor, rapper, comedian
Years active 2001–present
Labels Dirty Money Entertainment / Warner Bros. Records
Website http://www.gravynyc.com

Jamal "Gravy" Woolard (born July 8, 1975),[1] is an American actor, rapper, and comedian. He is best known for portraying The Notorious B.I.G. in Notorious.[2]

Woolard, like Christopher Wallace, is from Brooklyn, specifically L.G., Lafayette Gardens.[3] In real life he raps under the name "Gravy".[4] He is featured in the song "Untouchable" by Tupac Shakur on the Pac's Life album. He had to add over 50 pounds to his already large frame to play The Notorious B.I.G. in the film Notorious.

Woolard was previously known for being shot near radio station Hot 97 in 2006 and giving an interview on the Funkmaster Flex show directly afterwards.[5] His music was later banned from play at the station as a result of a policy that bans "music by any artist who is involved in an altercation at the station."[6]

Recently, Woolard has been considering getting back into the film industry after taking time off to spend with his daughter. Sources say he has been linked with the newly formed Diamantaire Management Inc., who also has unreleased Alex "Chae" Muniz, Marc Anthony's son, as a signed client.


  • Who Shot Mayor Goonberg? Polotics As Usual Vol.1 (2006)
  • Mayor Goonberg Visits Africa (2006)
  • The Come Up Mixtape (2006)
  • N.Y. Target (2007)
  • Notorious Gravy (2009)

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  1. ^ Free Birthday Database. Birthdatabase.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-23.
  2. ^ "Jamal Woolard is 'Notorious' – Cinematical". Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ Kam Williams (2009-01-08). "Jamal Woolard: The Notorious Interview". KamWilliams.com. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  4. ^ Gravy on Myspace
  5. ^ "The Role of Notorious B.I.G. to Be Played by That Guy Who Got Shot in the Ass". March 6, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  6. ^ Reid, Shaheem (May 18, 2006). "Gravy Wonders Why Hot 97 Banned Him, Not 50, After Shooting". MTV.com. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

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