Howard Marks

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Birthday
13, 1945
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Apr 5, 2016 (70)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
13, 1945
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Apr 5, 2016 (70)

About

A one-time drug smuggler, he became the author of the bestselling autobiography, Mr. Nice (1996). Also an actor, he appeared in films such as I Know You Know (2009) and Human Traffic (1999).

Before Fame

While studying physics at Balliol College, Oxford, he was introduced to marijuana. He subsequently became a major, London-based drug dealer. He spent years in prison and was granted parole in 1995.

Trivia

He was featured on several music albums, including Fuzzy Logic (by the Welsh band, Super Furry Animals) and Angel Headed Hip Hop (Lee Harris and River Styx).

Family Life

He was married twice, to Ilze Kadegis and Judy Marks, and had four children. His daughter, Amber Marks, became an author and attorney.

Associated With

He was the subject of a film called Mr. Nice, starring Chloe Sevigny.