RZA Biography

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Born: July 05, 1969


Date of Birth: July 5, 1969

Leader and founder of the Grammy Award-winning rap group Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most influential producers in hip hop, Brooklyn-born RZA (real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) has been obsessed with martial arts movies since childhood.

He began acting with a small role in the 1999 film, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and continued to take periodic breaks from his music, appearing in films such as American Gangster (2007), Funny People (2009), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).

After he provided the score for Quentin Tarantino's movie Kill Bill, Quentin encouraged him to write his own movie. His obsession became a reality in 2010 when RZA began filming his directorial debut, the martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), which he also co-wrote and starred in opposite Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.

RZA is married to model Talani Rabb, with whom he has a son. He also has children from his first marriage to Eboni Mills.

Filmography: (director)

The Man with the Iron Fists
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