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His ex wife Kimberly was granted physical custody of their 5-year-old daughteruntil 2001.

Dr. Dre is his mentor.

Raised in Detroit, Michigan. (imdb.com)

He wanted to be a comic book artist in his childhood besides a rapper when he was younger.

He wears glasses (imdb.com)

cuts his own hair (imdb.com)

Has a tattoo of his daughter on his right lower shoulder (imdb.com)

Favorite movie of all time is Scarface (1983). (imdb.com)

Is a Detroit Pistons fan (imdb.com)

His ancestry is partly German and Swiss-German. (imdb.com)

His "D 12" band mate Proof was best man at his second wedding to Kim Matters. (imdb.com)

Cuts his own hair. (imdb.com)

Created his own fashion line called Shady Limited. (imdb.com)

Eddie Guzelian, a producer on the hit Disney Channel show American Dragon: Jake Long, wrote in his blog for the show that the character of Jake's little sister was named after Hailie, Eminems daughter. Eddie is a big Eminem fan and was actually listening to one of his albums while creating the character. (imdb.com)

The name 'Eminem' came from his initials M(arshall) M(athers). (imdb.com)

2000 Album "The Marshall Mathers LP" sold a reported 7 million copies. [January 2001] (imdb.com)

Won a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy Awards) for International Album of the Year. (imdb.com)

Has his own record company called Shady Records (imdb.com)

Failed the 9th grade three times until finally dropping out. He said that he was not stupid [which is evident from interviews and his obvious success], but said that he lacked an interest in school. All he wanted to do was rap. (imdb.com)

Has custody of his niece Lainie (short for Alaina). Lainie and his daughter Hailie have been brought up together and are considered sisters and he refers to both as his daughters. Lainie was mentioned in the song Mockingbird on the "Encore" album. (imdb.com)

Adopted his ex-wife's, Kim, other daughter Whitney, who Kim had with another man when he was not married to Eminem anymore the first or secound time in a row.

At the 1997 Rap Olympics in Los Angeles, he came in second. (imdb.com)

Has said that he would like his daughter, Haile Jade, to become an actress. (imdb.com)

Filed for divorce less than 3 months after re-marrying his ex-wife. (imdb.com)

Has a younger half-brother called Nathan (his mother's son from a later marriage), born in 1986. (imdb.com)

Was the only guest artist appearing on Jay-Z's album, "The Blueprint." (imdb.com)

Is good friends with Jay-Z. (imdb.com)

January 2008 - Released from a Detroit hospital after being rushed there during Christmas 2007. His publicist attributed this to a bout with pneumonia. (imdb.com)

In his 2004 song, "Like Toy Soldiers", he stated he no longer wants to argue with Ja Rule and other members of Murder Inc. (imdb.com)

To help support his mother, young Marshall worked as a short-order cook at a Michigan family restaurant called Gilbert's Lodge (imdb.com)

His 2000 album, "The Marshall Mathers LP", sold 1.76 million copies in the first week of release in the U.S., a record for a solo artist. (imdb.com)

Filed for divorce from Kimberly Anne Scott after only 82 days after marrying her for the second time. (imdb.com)

He adopted his niece Alaina after her parents did want her for Hailie.

He has sold over 65 million records worldwide (February 2006). (imdb.com)

His "D 12" band mate Proof was killed in a night club shooting at 5 am. [11th April 2006] (imdb.com)

3rd January 2001: Album "The Marshall Mathers LP" nominated for 4 Grammy awards at The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards (2001) (TV), including: Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for the track "Forget About Dre" with Dr Dre. (imdb.com)

He was voted the 82nd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone. (imdb.com)

The Eminem Show has sold more than eight million albums (imdb.com)

Hired young actress Karli Filips twice to portray his daughter, Hailie Jade in his music videos for "Lose Yourself" and "Like Toy Soldiers". When they shot the Toy Soldiers video, Eminem had to be reminded Karli had played his daughter once before. (imdb.com)

Son of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and wife Deborah R. Nelson (later remarried). (imdb.com)

He has had an operation on his knee, which led to his awkward stance at numerous performances. (imdb.com)

Monday 26th Feb 2001: Winner of Best International Male at the 2001 Brit Awards. (imdb.com)

Featured in "Entertainment Weekly" magazine (December 22/29, 2000) and was voted #3 for Entertainer of the Year. (imdb.com)

Father of Hailie Jade (b. Christmas Day, 1995) (imdb.com)

His maternal grandmother Betty Hixson was married five times. He is her grandson from her first marriage. (imdb.com)

Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri.Son of a fifteen-year-old mother at the time of his birth and a father who left six month later never to return, he spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit. He settled on the Eastside of Detroit when he was 12. Switching schools every two to three months made it difficult to make friends, graduate and to stay out of trouble. Being a rap fan for most of his life, he began rapping at the early age of 4. Rhyming words together, battling schoolmates in the lunchroom brought joy to what was otherwise a painful existence.

At the age of 14, he began to get very serious about his rapping but it wasn't until he was 17 that he actually made a name for himself, becoming M& M, which he would later respell as "Eminem". Being rejected by most fellow rappers because of his race, he grew an anger that flows through his music to this day. After failing the 9th grade for three times in a row, he quit school, but remarks that he doesn't consider himself stupid and doesn't advise that people should follow his example. He says that it just wasn't for him. Forcing himself on radio shows, freestyle battles, he threw himself head first into the rap game, where he was swallowed up most of the time. His very first album was titled "Infinite" and, while the album sold less than a thousand copies, it was the gearing up stages for the rapper who became a millionaire. Having nothing to lose at all, flat broke and not knowing where he would be living the next week, Marshall set out to rant about life in general, the set quickly caught the ear of hip-hop's difficult-to-please underground. What came out of this was the Slim Shady EP, the early work for the later Dr. Dre revised Slim Shady LP. Down to nearly his last dime, he went into the 1997 Rap Olympics in Los Angeles, basically hoping to win the $1,500 cash price which he badly needed. After battling for an hour and throwing back every race diss thrown at him, he made it to second place losing in a slip up. Furious that he had lost,he didn't even notice that he had been spotted. In the crowd were a few producers from Interscope, and they were handed a copy of the "Infinite" tape by way of a demo. Dr. Dre got to hear it and eventually tracked him down. The two instantly hit it off, recording four songs in the their first six hours of working - three which made it to his first LP. After the album was finished, Dr. Dre asked Marshall to come work with him on his new album. He helped produce several tracks and was on the best songs of the album.

Now officially making it, heand Dre set to make his second LP. The album became the Marshall Mathers LP and won 3 Grammies and was the first rap album ever to be nominated "Album of the Year", selling more than 8 million records in the United States alone. He also stunned critics when he shot down all homophobic remarks by performing "Stan" with Elton John. Currently working on his third LP, Em has made a movie, 8 Mile (2002), and has gone back and brought his friend with him; D-12. Though 2001 was a rough year for the rapper, being charged with weapon offenses, divorcing his wife, and almost going to prison, he explains his life today in one word. "Claimer".
Spent childhood moving back and forth between Kansas City and Metro Detroit. Attended Lincoln High School in Warren 1986-89. Hustled self-made cassettes of his work to places like Record Time in Roseville. His ex Kimberly gave birth to daughter Haile Jade on Dec. 25, 1995. He worked at Gilbert's Lodge (a family restaurant) in St. Clair Shores from 1996-1998. Full-length debut, Infinite, released in 1996. The Slim Shady EP was released in 1998. Later that year, Dr. Dre signed him to his Aftermath label after hearing the rapper free styling on a Los Angeles radio station. The Slim Shady LP was released on Feb. 23, 1999 and hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts within weeks. The Slim Shady LP was 3 times platinum. He has now put out his second full length CD, entitled The Marshall Mathers LP. (lucywho.com)

The only white person to ever be on the cover of "The Source" and "XXL" magazines. (imdb.com)

Made $29,000,000 in 2002 with The Eminem Show LP, as the CEO of Shady Records, and the Anger Managment Tour '02. (imdb.com)

Born on the same day as Wyclef Jean. (imdb.com)

Ranked #6 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists. (imdb.com)


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