Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

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Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as Questlove, is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. The Roots has been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014. Questlove is also one of the producers of the cast... read more

Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as Questlove, is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. The Roots has been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014. Questlove is also one of the producers of the cast album of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the co-founder of the websites Okayplayer and OkayAfrica. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

Birth Name

Ahmir Khalib Thompson

Born

Wednesday, 20 January 1971

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Actor Filmography

Soul Curly (voice) / Curley (voice) 2020
One World: Together at Home Himself 2020
The Oscars Self - Performer 2020
Devil's Pie: D'Angelo Self (as Questlove Gomez) 2019
Someone Great Questlove / Questlove (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2019
Boy Band Alien / Alien (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2019
Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me Self - The Roots (as Questlove) 2019
7 Days Out Self - Musician, Author, Producer (Questlove) (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2018
The 2000s Himself - Musician and Record Producer (as Questlove) 2018
Rock Rubber 45s Himself 2018
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Actor Filmography

Soul Curly (voice) / Curley (voice) 2020
One World: Together at Home Himself 2020
The Oscars Self - Performer 2020
Devil's Pie: D'Angelo Self (as Questlove Gomez) 2019
Someone Great Questlove / Questlove (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2019
Boy Band Alien / Alien (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2019
Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me Self - The Roots (as Questlove) 2019
7 Days Out Self - Musician, Author, Producer (Questlove) (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2018
The 2000s Himself - Musician and Record Producer (as Questlove) 2018
Rock Rubber 45s Himself 2018
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Himself (as Questlove) 2018
The Nineties Himself - Musician and Record Producer (as Questlove) 2017
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music Himself (as Questlove) 2016
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac Self (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2016
The $100,000 Pyramid Self - Celebrity Player 2016
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping The Roots (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson) 2016
The Eighties Himself - Musician and Record Producer (as Questlove) 2016
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Himself (as Questlove) 2016
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records Himself 2015
The Jim Gaffigan Show Questlove 2015
Amy Himself (as Questlove) 2015
The Seventies Himself - Musician and Record Producer 2015
808 Himself 2015
Empire Questlove (voice) (as Questlove) 2015
HuffPost Live Conversations Himself - Guest 2014
Finding Fela! Himself 2014
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Himself (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson) 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself - The Roots: Drums (as Questlove), Himself - The Roots: Drums (as Quest), Himself - The Roots: Drums, Himself - The Roots: Drums / Black Garfunkel (as Questlove), Himself (as Questlove), Himself - The Roots: Drums (as Ahmir), Himself - The Roots: Drums (also archive footage) (as Questlove), Himself - The Roots: Drums (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson), Himself - The Roots: Drums / Franklin (as Quest) 2014
Lucas Bros Moving Co (voice) (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson) 2013
The Sixties Himself - Musician & Record Producer, Himself - Musician / Record producer 2013
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Himself 2013
Sample This Himself 2013
Drunk History Self - Narrator (as Questlove) 2013
A Band Called Death Himself, musician, The Roots (as Questlove) 2013
The Being Experience: The Prologue Himself 2013
Inside Amy Schumer Himself 2013
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Himself (as Questlove) 2013
Finding the Funk Himself - Narrator 2013
Bad 25 Himself 2012
The Eric Andre Show Himself - Special Guest (as Questlove) 2012
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Self (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson), Self 2012
The Chew Himself - Guest (as Questlove), Himself (as Questlove) 2011
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation 2011
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Himself 2011
Big Morning Buzz Live Himself 2011
Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone Himself (as Questlove) 2011
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Himself (voice) (as Ahmir Questlove Thompson) 2011
Bowlive: Soulive Live at The Brooklyn Bowl Himself (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2010
The Cleveland Show Questlove 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self - Guest (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 2009
Parks and Recreation LeVondrious 2009
Am I Black Enough For You Himself 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself - The Roots: Drummer (as Questlove), Himself - The Roots: Drummer 2009
Unsung Self (as ?ustlove) 2008
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee Himself 2008
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub Himself 2008
Say Yes to the Dress Himself (as Questlove) 2007
iCarly Questlove 2007
Yo Gabba Gabba! Questlove, Himself 2007
VIP Lounge Himself 2007
Before the Music Dies Himself - Musician: The Roots (as Questlove) 2006
Rachael Ray Self (as Questlove) 2006
Top Chef Restaurateur (as Questlove) / Musician / Self - Guest Judge 2006
Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself (as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson) 2005
Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker Himself 2005
Black in the 80s Himself 2005
Fade To Black Himself 2004
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop Himself 2004
The Soup Himself - Guest 2004
The Apprentice Himself (as Questlove) 2004
I Love the '70s Himself 2003
Chappelle's Show Himself 2003
Brooklyn Babylon Member of The Lions 2001
All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Himself 2001
Bamboozled Alabama Porch Monkeys: Levi - Musical Director 2000
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Himself (as ?uestlove) 2000
Independent Lens (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 1999
The Chris Rock Show Himself 1997
Theater Talk Self (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson) 1996
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson), Self 1996
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Saturday Night Live Himself (as Questlove) 1975

Producer Filmography

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