Demetrius Shipp Jr.

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Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Born (1988-11-20) November 20, 1988 (age 28)
Carson, California[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, music producer
Years active 2009–present
Notable work All Eyez on Me
Parent(s)
  • Demetrius Shipp Sr. (father)

Demetrius Shipp Jr. (born November 20, 1988) is an American actor. He portrayed rapper and actor Tupac Shakur in the 2017 biopic All Eyez on Me.[2][3][4]

Shipp was cast in the role of Tupac in 2011, although principal photography for the film did not begin until 2015.[5] Shipp's father worked with Tupac Shakur on the album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory on the song "Toss It Up".[6][7]

Shipp worked at Target and Dish Network prior to his acting career.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 #unlock'd Marcus
2017 All Eyez on Me Tupac Shakur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demetrius Shipp Jr. Has The Hardest Job In Hollywood—Playing 2Pac". Complex. 
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (December 24, 2015). "Tupac Biopic Casts Lead Roles for Shakur, Biggie Smalls". Variety. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ A. Lincoln, Ross (December 24, 2015). "Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. Cast As Tupac As Biopic Begins Filming". Deadline. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ Pologod (December 25, 2015). "JAMAL “GRAVY” WOOLARD CAST FOR THE ROLE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. IN TUPAC BIOPIC". The Source. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ Powell, Kevin (June 17, 2017). "All Eyez On Him: Demetrius Shipp Jr. Against The World". Vibe. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory - Makaveli,2Pac - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  7. ^ Gotty, John (September 14, 2016). "Demetrius Shipp Jr. Wants You To Know He His Portrayal Of Tupac In ‘All Eyez’ Biopic Is Going To Be A Hit". Uproxx. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ TMZ (December 28, 2015). "DEMETRIUS SHIPP JR. – THEY CALLED ME 'PAC' When I Worked at Target". TMZ. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 

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