Ludacris turns 36 years old today (Wednesday).

  • Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois.
  • He released his debut album, Back for the First Time, in 2000. It spun off the singles "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy." 
  • Subsequent albums included 2001's Word of Mouf, 2003's Chicken-n-Beer and 2008's Theater of the MindHis latest record, Battle of the Sexes, was released in 2010.
  • Luda is slated to release Ludaversal on September 24th.
  • His acting resume includes 2 Fast 2 FuriousHustle and Flow and Max Payne.
  • Non-rap fans probably know Ludacris best for his feud with conservative talk-show hostBill O'Reilly
  • Ludacris's awards include a Screen Actors Guild award, a Critic's Choice award and three Grammys.