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Snoop Dogg Biography

Birth Name:
Calvin Cordozar Broadus
Birth Place:
Long Beach, California, United States
Hip-hop artist, producer, actor, entrepreneur

Fast Facts

  • As a child, he played piano and sang in a church choir
  • Got his nickname Snoop Dogg from his mother because she thought he looked like Snoopy from Peanuts
  • Began making homemade tapes with friend Warren G, who gave the tapes to his stepbrother Dr
  • Dre
  • Big break came when he collaborated with Dr
  • Dre on the theme song for the movie Deep Cover and on Dre's 1992 album, The Chronic
  • Became an overnight sensation with the release of his 1993 debut album Doggystyle
  • In 2005, founded the Snoop Youth Football League for disadvantaged kids in South L
  • A
  • and coached one of its teams, the Pomona Steelers
  • Starred in the reality series Snoop Dogg's Father Hood in 2007
  • Is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Southern California Trojans


  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated


  • Cori Broadus--Daughter
  • Vernall Varnado--Father
  • Vernell Varnado--Father
  • Beverly Broadus Green--Mother
  • Beverly Tate--Mother
  • Corde Calvin Broadus--Son
  • Cordell Broadus--Son
  • Calvin Broadus Sr.--Stepfather
  • Shante Broadus--Wife (separated)