Ludacris performs on the main stage at Strawberries & Creem festival at Childerley Orchard on June 18, 2022 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Ludacris On His Acting Career: 'I Always Give Credit To John Singleton'

Ludacris On His Acting Career: 'I Always Give Credit To John Singleton'

Published Mon, November 20, 2023 at 4:50 PM EST

Ludacris is starring in the new Disney Christmas movie, Dashing Through The Snow, and he says it's all ultimately because of Academy Award nominated director, the late John Singleton.

In an interview with TheWrap, Luda said acting was never initially part of his career plan.

“No, it was not part of the plan. I always give credit to John Singleton, who has taken people like Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut (Boyz N the Hood), so many different people, even Tyrese [Gibson] (Baby Boy), and put them in film – we all came from music, apart from Morris Chestnut," Ludacris said. "But [Singleton] is very famous for taking people from music and putting them in films."

Since his fateful role in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Luda has launched his acting career appearing in films and TV shows including Crash, Max Payne, Doc McStuffins, and of course, several of the The Fast and the Furious sequels where he's participated in some truly wild scenes. He's also the executive producer of John Henry and the animated Netflix series, Karma's World.

Catch Dashing Through The Snow, which also stars Lil Rel Howery, Madison Skye Validum, Teyonah Parris and Oscar Nuñez, now on Disney+.

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