The 'Hey Ya' star is currently shooting the movie in Ireland and will tackle the fab four's 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.
The American rapper is best known as one half of hip-hop duo Outkast, alongside Big Boi. On a break since 2007, their hits include 'Hey Ya' and 'Ms. Jackson'.
Real name: André Lauren Benjamin
Born: May 27, 1975
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida, U.S.
Did you know?
- André has appeared in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro and Four Brothers.
- In the spring of 2008, he launched a clothing line called Benjamin Bixby.
- He's a vegan and an advocate for animal rights.
- He used to rap under the alias 'Dré' but changed his name to separate himself from rap legend Dr. Dre.
- André recently said that there are no plans for a new Outkast album but that he plans to release a solo album in 2012.