Questlove 1 of 10
Questlove 2 of 10
Questlove 3 of 10
Questlove 4 of 10
Questlove 5 of 10
Questlove 6 of 10
Questlove 7 of 10
Questlove 8 of 10
Questlove 9 of 10
Questlove 10 of 10


Most Popular
20, 1971
Philadelphia, PA
Birth Sign
20, 1971 (age 50)
Philadelphia, PA


Born Ahmir Khalib Thompson, he is the drummer for the hip-hop band The Roots, known for such albums as Things Fall Apart, Phrenology and The Tipping Point. The Roots also became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009.

Before Fame

He attended Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where he was classmates with future Roots co-founder Tariq Trotter.


He has produced songs and albums for a number of popular artists including Common, Jay-Z, John Legend, and Erykah Badu.

Family Life

His father Lee Andrews was the frontman for the 1950's doo-wop group Lee Andrews & the Hearts.

Associated With

He acted in multiple skits on the Dave Chappelle TV series Chappelle's Show as well as appeared in his 2006 film Dave Chappelle's Block Party.