Donald Joseph Qualls (born June 10, 1978) from Nashville, Tennessee, is an actor, better known as DJ Qualls.
Qualls was raised in Manchester, Tennessee, as one of five children. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, at age 14. After two years of surgery (including the removal of his spleen), chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, Qualls's cancer went into remission, which lent him his famous thin stature. As a teenager, Qualls went to Camp Horizon, where he later volunteered as a counselor until his celebrity status made him a distraction.
He has since been an advocate for cancer research.
After graduating from Coffee County Central High School in 1992, Qualls enrolled in King's College London studying English language and literature. Returning to Tennessee three years later, he worked as a paralegal, and then, in 1997, he enrolled at Nashville's Belmont University. At a performance in a local theatre he was discovered by David LaChapelle and became a model...
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Hustle & Flow is an Academy Award-winning 2005 film written and directed by Craig Brewer, and produced by Stephanie Allain and John Singleton.A Memphis hustler called DJay aspires to become a rapper and struggles against the many obstacles between him and his goal.DJay is a petty drug dealer and a pimp with three prostitutes in his charge, but he is dissatisfied with his life. After acquiring a keyboard and meeting an old friend from school, Key, who has become a sound technician, DJay decides to try making hip hop songs. Key and his friend Shelby help DJay put together a hit song. DJay proves to have a real talent for lyrics, in which he expresses the frustrations of a small-time hustler struggling to survive.The group experiences many setbacks throughout the creative process. DJay must hustle those around him in order to procure proper equipment and recording time. Key's relationship with his wife becomes strained, while DJay throws out one of his prostitutes for ridiculing his...
The Core (2003) is a science fiction disaster film very loosely based on the novel Core by Paul Preuss. It concerns a team that has to drill to the center of the Earth and set off a series of nuclear explosions in order to restart the rotation of Earth's core. The Core was directed by Jon Amiel, and starred Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo, Tchéky Karyo, Hilary Swank, DJ Qualls, and Stanley Tucci.
Despite being a big budget sci-fi flick in the vein of Armageddon, The Core flopped at the box office, earning only US$74 million worldwide.
Strange things are happening on Earth's surface: A number of people within a 10-block radius in Boston die simultaneously with no immediate explanation.
Geology professor Josh Keyes and nuclear physicist Serge Leveque are brought together by Gen. Purcell of U.S. government to determine a cause for the deaths in Boston. Keyes deduces that the people who died had one thing in common - they had artificial pacemakers. He initially believes the cause to be...,
The New Guy is a 2002 American teen comedy film directed by Ed Decter. It tells the story of a high school loser, Dizzy Gillespie Harrison, that desperately wants to change his image and become the cool kid.
Tagline: Popularity isn't a contest, it's a war.The movie stars DJ Qualls as Dizzy Harrison, a 18-year-old high school senior and nerd who always gets hassled by the jocks. In his younger days, he used to dance to 1970s funk music in gold shorts. He was tied once to a chair with fake plastic breasts on his chest; the incident was videotaped.
He starts the first day of senior year by helping the head cheerleader get her car alarm to stop. He asks her to go out, but is rejected. He attempts to ask her out again, when the two jocks who constantly harass him point out that at the girl's touch he immediately becomes erect. An old teacher in a wheelchair, believes his penis to be a weapon, at which point she grabs it and is going to, "take it to the principal." He tries to get her...
Road Trip is a 2000 comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scott Armstrong and directed by Todd Phillips. The film was based on life experiences by Todd Phillips.
The film begins at the fictional University of Ithaca with Barry (Green) giving a tour around the campus to a crowd of uninterested individuals.
Eventually one of the tour members questions whether anything interesting happens at the university. Barry begins to tell them about his friend, Josh Parker (Meyer), a university student who had been continuously faithful to his long-distance love Tiffany (Blanchard), who was studying at the fictional University of Austin (based on the University of Texas at Austin).
The story fades into a nightmare Josh is having about Tiffany cheating on him with a fellow student. Right after Tiffany and her new boyfriend begin kissing, Josh wakes up abruptly and calls Tiffany, leaving a message for her and then filming a videotaped message to her. While filming this, Josh's friends Rubin and...,
D. J. Qualls was born in Nashville, Tennessee, Davidson County