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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Music Department | Soundtrack | Actor
Top Five (2014) | Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– ) | Brown Sugar (2002)
1 win & 2 nominations More »
?uestlove | ?ustlove | Ahmir | ?uest Love | Quest Love | QuestLove | Questlove | Quest | Roots | Ahmir '?Questlove' Thompson | Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson | Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson | Ahmir Questlove Thompson | Ahmir Thompson  Less
Brother ?uestion, ?uestlove, Questlove
Jan 20, 1971 (age 44)
6' 1½" (1.87m)

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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (22 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Top FiveTop Five Composer (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson), Executive Music Producer (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson), Performer ("It Ain't Easy") (as Questlove), Producer ("How I Got Over"), Writer ("It Ain't Easy") (as Questlove)  Less 2014 $25MM
  • Primary photo for Grudge MatchGrudge Match Writer ("Here I Come") (as Ahmir K. Thompson)  Less 2013 $40MM $30MM
  • Primary photo for The Tournament Challenge ChallengedThe Tournament Challenge Challenged (Short) Actor  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Alabama Face Guy: Los AngelesThe Alabama Face Guy: Los Angeles (Short) Questlove  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Mississippi I AmMississippi I Am Special Thanks  Less 2012 $250K
  • Primary photo for No Strings AttachedNo Strings Attached Writer ("TAKE YOUR TIME") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2011 $25MM $71MM
  • Primary photo for Rabbit HoleRabbit Hole Writer ("Lay It Down") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2010 $5MM $2.2MM
  • Primary photo for Step Up 3DStep Up 3D Writer ("Here I Come") (as Ahmir K. Thompson)  Less 2010 $30MM $42MM
  • Primary photo for The Karate KidThe Karate Kid Writer ("Here I Come") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2010 $40MM $177MM
  • Primary photo for The SoloistThe Soloist Writer ("Who Am I?") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2009 $60MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for He's Just Not That Into YouHe's Just Not That Into You Writer ("Stay with Me (By the Sea)") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2009 $40MM $94MM
  • Primary photo for SuperbadSuperbad Writer ("Here I Come") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2007 $20MM $121MM
  • Primary photo for Stomp the YardStomp the Yard Writer ("In the Music") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2007 $14MM $61MM
  • Primary photo for Code Name: The CleanerCode Name: The Cleaner Performer ("That Lady") (as Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson)  Less 2007 $20MM $8.1MM
  • Primary photo for Rock the BellsRock the Bells Writer ("Speakin' the Truth", "War", "I'll Bee Dat") (as Ahmir K. Thompson)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Block PartyBlock Party Himself (as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson), Writer ("You Got Me") (as Ahmir K. Thompson)  Less 2005 $3MM $12MM
  • Primary photo for Brown SugarBrown Sugar Himself - The Roots (as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson), Writer ("Act Too (Love of My Life)") (as Ahmir Thompson), Writer ("Nowhere Fast") (as ?uestlove)  Less 2002 $8MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for Brooklyn BabylonBrooklyn Babylon Member of The Lions  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for BamboozledBamboozled Alabama Porch Monkeys: Levi - Musical Director (as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson), Writer ("Burn Hollywood Burn") (as Ahmir Thompson), Writer ("Mantan Show Music" (2000)) (as Ahmir "?Uestlove" Thompson)  Less 2000 $10MM $2.2MM
  • Primary photo for High FidelityHigh Fidelity Writer ("The Anti-Circle") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 2000 $20MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for In Too DeepIn Too Deep Writer ("Unconventional Ways") (as Ahmir Thompson)  Less 1999 $7MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for High School HighHigh School High Writer ("The Good, The Bad And The Desolate") (as Thompson)  Less 1996 $21MM
Past Television (23 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Himself - The Roots: Drums / Black Garfunkel (60 episodes, 2014–2015), Musician (The Roots) (25 episodes, 2014–2015), Performer ("Family Tree") (1 episode, 2014), Performer ("UpTown Funk!") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2014–2015 78
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  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Himself - Performer: Everything Is Awesome (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson), Special Appearances (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson), Performer ("Everything Is Awesome") (as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation (TV Series) LeVondrious (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Donna and Joe (Feb 3, 2015) LeVondrious (as Questlove)  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Writer ("The Charade") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Lucas Bros Moving CoLucas Bros Moving Co (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Lucas Burgers (Jan 22, 2015) Actor (voice) (as Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson)  Less
  • Primary photo for It's Never Just a Movie: Chris Rock and Top FiveIt's Never Just a Movie: Chris Rock and Top Five (TV Movie) Special Thanks (as Questlove)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Inside Amy SchumerInside Amy Schumer (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (1 episode, 2013), Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2013–2014 2
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Corpse (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for The Underground KingsThe Underground Kings (TV Series) Writer ("Clones") (4 episodes, 2014), Special Thanks (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 4
    • The Reveal (Feb 12, 2014) Writer ("Clones") (as Questlove), Special Thanks  Less
    • The Setup (Feb 2, 2014) Writer ("Clones") (as Questlove)  Less
    • The Beginning (Jan 20, 2014) Writer ("Clones") (as Questlove)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Yo Gabba Gabba!Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series) Questlove (1 episode, 2009), Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2009–2013 2
  • Primary photo for The Eric Andre ShowThe Eric Andre Show (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Musical Director (197 episodes, 2009–2010), Himself - The Roots: Drummer / The Nephew / The Newphew (as Questlove) / The Vanilla Wombats / Ladysmith Snack Mambazo / Vending Machine Staffer / The Missing Husband / Higgins' Father (80 episodes, 2009–2013), Musician (The Roots) (19 episodes, 2009–2011), Writer ("Dear God 2.0") (1 episode, 2010), Performer ("Fight the Power") (1 episode, 2011), Performer ("Tonight, I Celebrate My Love") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2009–2013 291
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  • Primary photo for 2012 Soul Train Awards2012 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) Composer (additional music) (as ?uestlove)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Cleveland ShowThe Cleveland Show (TV Series) Questlove (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 2012), Self (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Philly's 4th of July JamPhilly's 4th of July Jam (TV Special) Music Director  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for VH1 Rock DocsVH1 Rock Docs (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 2010), Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Nickelodeon Presents History and HeritageNickelodeon Presents History and Heritage (TV Movie) Composer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Performer ("Rising Up") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Chappelle's ShowChappelle's Show (TV Series) Original Sketch Music (12 episodes, 2004), Himself / Himself - D.J. (4 episodes, 2004), D.J. (1 episode, 2006), Composer (1 episode, 2004), Performer ("Diff'rent Strokes", "The Facts of Life", "Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004–2006 14
    • Episode #3.1 (Jul 9, 2006) D.J. (uncredited)  Less
    • Music Jump-Off (Apr 27, 2004) Himself (as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)  Less
    • Episode #2.13 (Apr 14, 2004) Original Sketch Music (as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Street TimeStreet Time (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Born to Kill (Sep 10, 2003) Composer (as Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Chris Rock ShowThe Chris Rock Show (TV Series) Performer ("Lady") (1 episode, 1997), Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • Episode #1.2 (Feb 14, 1997) Himself (as ?uestlove), Performer ("Lady") (as ?uestlove)  Less
  • Primary photo for SoundClashSoundClash (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2014– 
Self (74 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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