Ahmir-Khalib Thompson


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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson was born on January 20, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Ahmir Khalib Thompson. See full bio »

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Known For

Top Five Music Department
(2014)
Detroit Soundtrack
(2017)
(2009)
Superbad Soundtrack
(2007)

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 831 episodes, 2014 - 2018) (performer - 9 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
- Drew Barrymore/Josh Radnor/Kelsey Cook (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - uncredited)
- Sterling K. Brown/Jack Antonoff/Bleachers (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - uncredited)
- John Cena/Katherine Langford/JD & The Straight Shot (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - uncredited)
- John Oliver/Lucy Hale/Marshmello & Anne-Marie (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - uncredited)
- Katie Holmes/Brian Tyree Henry/U.S. Women's Hockey Team/Meghan Trainor (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - uncredited)
 2017 Detroit (producer: "It Ain't Fair" - as Ahmir Thompson) / (writer: "It Ain't Fair" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2016 Atlanta (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Jacket (2016) ... (writer: "Other Side of the Game" - as Questlove, uncredited)
 2016 13th (Documentary) (writer: "Criminal" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2016 Zoolander 2 (writer: "Here I Come" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2015/II Creed (writer: "The Fire" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2015 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "Everything Is Awesome" - as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson)
 2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- J.K. Simmons/D'Angelo (2015) ... (writer: "The Charade" - uncredited)
 2014 Underground Kings (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Reveal (2014) ... (writer: "Clones" - as Questlove)
- The Setup (2014) ... (writer: "Clones" - as Questlove)
- The Beginning (2014) ... (writer: "Clones" - as Questlove)
- The Confusion (2014) ... (writer: "Clones" - as Questlove)
 2014 Top Five (performer: "It Ain't Easy" - as Ahmir Thompson) / (writer: "It Ain't Easy" - as Ahmir Thompson)
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 970 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Andy Samberg/The Muppets/Final Show (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- Colin Farrell/Chris Pratt/2 Chainz (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Comedy Pieces (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Digital Pieces (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Musical Sketches (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
 2013 Grudge Match (writer: "Here I Come" - as Ahmir K. Thompson)
 2013 Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- DJ Lance's Super Music & Toy Room (2013) ... (performer: "We're Gonna Party Today" - as Questlove)
 2012 The Central Park Five (Documentary) (writer: "Time Travelin' (A Tribute to Fela)" - as ?uestlove)
 2011 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Documentary) (performer: "A Riot" , "Calm Battle" , "Don't Stop", "Fabulous Demo", "Grand", "Rhodes", "Runaround", "Toyota", "Tresvant") / (writer: "A Riot" , "Calm Battle" , "Don't Stop", "Fabulous Demo", "Grand", "Rhodes", "Runaround", "Toyota", "Tresvant")
 2011/I No Strings Attached (writer: "Take Your Time" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2010 Rabbit Hole (writer: "Lay It Down" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Here I Come" - as Ahmir K. Thompson)
 2010 The Karate Kid (writer: "Here I Come" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2009 The Soloist (writer: "Who Am I?" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (writer: "Stay with Me (By the Sea)" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2008 Hancock (writer: "Here I Come" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2008 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.104 (2008) ... (performer: "Rising Up")
 2007 Superbad (writer: "Here I Come" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2007 Stomp the Yard (writer: "In the Music" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 2007 Code Name: The Cleaner (performer: "That Lady" - as Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson)
 2006 Rock the Bells (Documentary) (writer: "Speakin' the Truth", "War", "I'll Bee Dat" - as Ahmir K. Thompson)
 2006 Driver: Parallel Lines (Video Game) (writer: "Boom!" - as QuestLove)
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary) (writer: "You Got Me" - as Ahmir K. Thompson)
 2004 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- White People Can't Dance & The Three Daves (2004) ... (performer: "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Facts of Life", "Movin' On Up")
 2002 Brown Sugar (writer: "Act Too (Love of My Life)" - as Ahmir Thompson) / (writer: "Nowhere Fast" - as ?uestlove)
 2000 Bamboozled (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Ahmir Thompson) / (writer: "Mantan Show Music" (2000) - as Ahmir "?Uestlove" Thompson)
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "The Anti-Circle" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 1999 In Too Deep (writer: "Unconventional Ways" - as Ahmir Thompson)
 1997 The Chris Rock Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (performer: "Lady" - as ?uestlove)
 1996 High School High (writer: "The Good, The Bad And The Desolate" - as Thompson)
Show Show Music department (11 credits)
Show Show Actor (21 credits)
Show Show Composer (12 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (116 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Rap album with The Roots, "Do You Want More?!!!??!" (Geffen Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Official Sites:

Twitter

Alternate Names:

?uestlove | ?ustlove | Ahmir | ?uest Love | Quest Love | QuestLove | Questlove | Quest | Roots | Ahmir '?Questlove' Thompson | Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson | Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson | Ahmir Questlove Thompson | Ahmir Thompson

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Brother of Donn Thompson. See more »

Trademark:

His high pitched laugh

Nickname:

Questlove See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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