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MC Lyte

Reared in Brooklyn, New York, Lyte is keeping her finger on hip-hop's pulse while she also seriously pursues an acting career. Lyte just wrapped filming on Playa's Ball, which tells the story of the NBA's newest rookie whose life is turned upside by a paternity suit and rape charge. Lyte also show's what's really going down in an all female prison in the Trimark/Lions Gate feature release entitled Civil Brand.

She was also a familiar face on television with her recurring character Lana on the WB's long running comedy, For Your Love. Lyte can also dish up the drama as evidenced in her roles on the crime dramas, CBS's The District, FOX's New York Undercover and Get Real.

Lyte has also landed roles in feature films including Extreme Pictures Train Ride, Cinergi Picture's Burn Hollywood Burn, Warner Brother's Fly By Night, and the independent features, Luv Tales and Short Handed.

With Lyte's signature style and recognizable voice it only makes sense that she would be tapped for national voiceover campaigns. She has been the voice behind Wherehouse Music, Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Nike's national campaigns. She has also represented Mattel in the same capacity by giving her voice to the overwhelmingly popular Mattel Diva Stars Chat Doll—Tia. Lyte can also be heard hosting her own radio show on Sirus Radio.com.

Additionally, Lyte is a well renowned and established rap artist in hip-hop world of music. She is the first rap artist ever to perform at Carnegie Hall and the first female rapper to ever receive a gold single, selling over 500 thousand copies. Lyte's inspiring anthem to the boyz, the classic Ruffneck, was also nominated for a Grammy, for Best Rap Single.

It's been an incredible ride for MC Lyte. To date, she has released eight albums as well as co-wrote and performed the television theme songs for FOX's Dark Angel, and BET's Holla. She shows no signs of slowing down on the music, film or television scene. Lyte is also very active in many social projects, involving herself in anti-violence campaigns, Rock The Vote, and contributing her time and expertise to several AIDS events.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

MC Lyte Facts

Birth NameLana M. Moorer
OccupationMusician, Actress
BirthdayOctober 11, 1971 (51)
BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.