MOS DEF, a native Brooklynite, has been
acting since the age of nine. He has
starred in NBC's "Cosby Murder
Mysteries" and appeared in films
including Spike Lee's Bamboozled,
Monster's Ball and the upcoming
Showtime and Brown Sugar.
He is currently host/co-executive
producer/music supervisor for
HBO's "Def Poetry" series and was also
a producer/writer/actor for the MTV
series "Lyricist Lounge." As a hip-hop
artist, he has released two albums,
Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black
Star ('98) and Black on Both
Sides ('99). His third album is set
for release this season.
Topdog/Underdog marks his return
to theatre and his Broadway debut.