Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor from Hollis, New York.
He attended Junior High School in Floral Park, New York where in met his future wife Aiesha Thomas and they graduated in 1991. They attended Martin Van Buren High School together but he did not graduate.
When Atkins was five years old, his sister died from respiratory problems.
Atkins is married to his high school sweetheart, Aisha Atkins née Murray. The couple have three children: Brittney (11), Jeffrey Junior (6) and Jordan (3). He and his family live in a mansion in New Jersey.
Atkins appeared with 0-1 and Chris Black as part of Cash Money Click (not to be confused with Cash Money Records).
In 1998, he was signed to Def Jam Recordings, with his first major appearance alongside Jay-Z on the song "Can I Get A...". In 1999, he released his solo debut, Venni Vetti Vecci, and had a hit single "Holla Holla". The album went on to platinum status.
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Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action / thriller movie, directed by Jean-François Richet. It is a loose remake of the 1976 movie of the same name by John Carpenter, with an updated plot, and was distributed and produced by Rogue Pictures.
Tagline:With only a few hours until the new year, Detroit's oldest police station, Precinct 13, is about to close forever. Only a few officers are on duty for New Year's Eve, including Sergeant Jake Roenick (played by Hawke). Roenick is haunted by a botched undercover operation from eight months before that resulted in the death of the other two members of his team.
Meanwhile, crime lord Marion Bishop (played by Fishburne) is arrested after a confrontation results in the death of an undercover officer. Bishop is put on a prison bus with three other criminals. A raging snowstorm and treacherous road conditions force the bus driver to make a detour to Precinct 13, where the prisoners are to be held until the storm is over.
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The Cookout is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Lance Rivera. It is co-written by Queen Latifah, and is a feature film debut for her mother Rita Owens.
Todd Andersen (played by Pender) has just signed a $30 million contract with his hometown basketball team the New Jersey Nets. He buys a new house in a new, high class neighborhood, and he then decides to invite his family round for a cookout on the same day he has an endorsement interview.
The neighbors are drawn to the cookout, and Todd is concerned mainly about his image, as his family's antics are making a poor impression on his neighbors. When two criminals invade the cookout so they can get Todd's autograph, the ensuing chaos makes Todd realize how much he needs his family.
Tagline:This summer, get your grill on!...
Half Past Dead is a 2002 action movie in which a criminal infiltrates a prison to interrogate a prisoner about the location of a fortune in gold and an FBI agent has to stop him. The film stars Morris Chestnut, Steven Seagal, Ja Rule, Kurupt, and Claudia Christian. It is written and directed by Don Michael Paul and produced by Elie Samaha, Uwe Schott and Allison Semenza. Distributed and copyright held by Columbia Pictures.Sascha Petrosevitch (Steven Seagal) is a car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall (Richard Bremmer), who apparently shot and killed Sascha's wife.When FBI Special Agent Ellen "E. Z." Williams (Claudia Christian) and her team show up to nail Nick, but things go bad, and Sascha gets shot.After eight months of recovery following his brief bout of being clinically dead from the shooting, Sascha is incarcerated along with Nick in the newly reopened Alcatraz prison.Run by the charismatic warden,...,
Ja Rule was born