Christopher Bridges, better known by his rapper name "Ludacris," is an African-American actor and musician.
Ludacris was born September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois. When he was in his mid-teens, Ludacris and his family moved to College Park, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. As a young adult, Ludacris worked for a local radio station where he recieved an offer from Timbaland to perform in the artist's 1998 album, "Tim's Bio."
In 2000, Ludacris released his first major album, "Back for the First Time," soon followed by "Word of Mouf" in 2001 and "Chicken-n-Beer" in 2003. Since then, the rapper has released several more albums, opened a restaurant, starred in films, and has even endeavored into television appearances.
Ludacris has won three Grammy awards and is by far the best-selling Southern hip-hop artist with over 15 million units sold in the US as of 2008.