Taboo

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  • Birth Name: Jaime Luis Gomez
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Rapper, Dancer, Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • At age 5, danced at quinceañeras (birthday parties for turning 15). 
  • Took lessons in Jeet Kune Do, a martial art, as a child.  
  • Once worked at Disneyland cleaning up after horses. 
  • Joined music group Black Eyed Peas in 1995.
  • Made feature-film debut in the 2005 crime drama Dirty.  
  • Was a substance abuser until a car crash in 2007 resulted in jail time and prompted him to go into rehab for the addictions. 
  • In 2010 premiered a brand of footwear called Taboo Deltah 3008.
  • Released his autobiography, Fallin' Up: My Story, in 2011.
  • Has stated that acting, not music, is his main passion.

Awards

  • 2006, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2005, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
  • 2009, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 2009, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2009, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Album: Winner

Relationships

  • Journey Jameson Gomez — Son
  • Jalen Gomez — Son
  • Eddie Gomez — Half Brother
  • Luis Sifuentes — Grandfather
  • Joshua Gomez — Son
  • Aurora Acosta — Grandmother
  • Jaymie Dizon — Wife
  • Jimmy Gomez — Father
  • Aurora Sifuentes — Mother

Details

  • Birth Name: Jaime Luis Gomez
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Rapper, Dancer, Actor, Writer

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