•Full Name: Aubrey Drake Graham
•Date of Birth: October 24, 1986 (age 23)
•Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
•Nationality: Black (Father) & White (Mother)
•Drake is the son of Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis and the nephew of musicians Larry Graham and Teenie Hodges.
•Drake’s parents divorced when he was 5 years old.
•Drake was raised by his mother in Toronto’s wealthy Forest Hill neighborhood but mostly stayed with his father in Memphis, Tennessee during the summer.
•Drake attended high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting, but did not graduate.
•Drake is mostly known for playing the role of Jimmy Brooks in Degrassi: The Next Generation as a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate.
•Drake was on Degrassi for 8 seasons from 2001-2009.
•Drake was inspired to become an actor because of Denzel Washington
•Drake has done commercial work for GMC, Sears, M.A.C. and Toys’R'Us.
•Drake likes Jay-Z, N.E.R.D, Pharell, Usher, Kanye West, Frank Sinatra and Al Green.
•Drake is good friends with many of his Degrassi cast-mates, particularly Shane Kippel, who played his best friend Spinner Mason on the show.
•Drake is a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and a friend to head coach John Calipari.
•Drake was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards without an album even being released.