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Also Known As: Method Man & Redman, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Clifford Smith Died:
Born: March 2, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, USA Profession:

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Clifford Smith - a.k.a. Method Man - attained lasting fame as a founding member of one of hip-hop's most celebrated acts and as a solo artist, prior to entering a prolific second career as a film and television actor. Exploding onto the N.Y. hip-hop scene in the early 1990s as part of the seminal rap group the Wu-Tang Clan, Smith went on to release both solo efforts and collaborate with other well-known artists, such as Mary J. Blige. As more music industry triumphs followed, the rapper also made early forays into the world of acting, appearing in projects like the Wayans Brothers' comedy "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996) and the hip-hop/crime thriller "Belly" (1998). The neophyte actor also earned high marks for his recurring roles on acclaimed TV dramas like "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) and "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), in addition to partnering up with fellow rapper Redman for such comedic offerings as "How High" (2001) and the short-lived sitcom "Method and Red" (Fox, 2004). As he moved into the next decade, Smith recorded with members of his old Wu-Tang crew on 2010's Wu-Massacre and appeared in the George Lucas-produced World War II adventure "Red Tails"...

Clifford Smith - a.k.a. Method Man - attained lasting fame as a founding member of one of hip-hop's most celebrated acts and as a solo artist, prior to entering a prolific second career as a film and television actor. Exploding onto the N.Y. hip-hop scene in the early 1990s as part of the seminal rap group the Wu-Tang Clan, Smith went on to release both solo efforts and collaborate with other well-known artists, such as Mary J. Blige. As more music industry triumphs followed, the rapper also made early forays into the world of acting, appearing in projects like the Wayans Brothers' comedy "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996) and the hip-hop/crime thriller "Belly" (1998). The neophyte actor also earned high marks for his recurring roles on acclaimed TV dramas like "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) and "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), in addition to partnering up with fellow rapper Redman for such comedic offerings as "How High" (2001) and the short-lived sitcom "Method and Red" (Fox, 2004). As he moved into the next decade, Smith recorded with members of his old Wu-Tang crew on 2010's Wu-Massacre and appeared in the George Lucas-produced World War II adventure "Red Tails" (2012). While never forgetting his urban hip-hop roots as an artist, Smith increasingly courted mainstream respectability in the studios of Hollywood.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Trainwreck (2015)
2.
 Cobbler, The (2014)
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 Wackness, The (2008)
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 Venom (2005)
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 Garden State (2004) Diego
9.
 Soul Plane (2004) Muggsy
10.
 My Baby's Daddy (2004) No Good
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Spent childhood shuttling between the homes of his separated parents in Hempstead, Long Island, and the Staten Island Park Hill Projects
1992:
Formed the rap collective the Wu-Tang Clan with several Staten Island-based friends; members included RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard
1993:
Group released debut album <i>Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)</i>
1994:
Released debut solo album <i>Tical</i>, featuring collaborations with R&B singer Mary J. Blige and fellow solo artist Redman
1997:
Reunited with the Wu-Tang Clan for <i>Wu-Tang Forever</i>
1997:
Made feature acting debut with supporting roles in James Mangold's critically lauded "Cop Land" and opposite Samuel L. Jackson in "One Eight Seven"
1998:
Cast in first prominent film role in "Belly" alongside fellow rappers Nas and DMX
1999:
Released the collaboration album <i>Blackout!</i> with Redman
2001:
Landed a recurring role on prison drama "Oz" (HBO) as the ambitious and deadly Carlton 'Tug' Daniels
2001:
Co-starred with frequent collaborator Redman as a duo of slackers in "How High"
2003:
Acted in the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire"
2004:
Made a cameo in the indie hit "Garden State"
2008:
Appeared in the coming of age drama film "The Wackness," starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck
2011:
Landed a minor role in the comedy "The Sitter" opposite Jonah Hill
2012:
Cast in the WWII drama "Red Tails," about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program; executive produced by George Lucas
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