He was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario. His father, Dennis Graham, is an African American and a practicing Catholic from Memphis, Tennessee, and worked as a drummer and his mother Sandi Graham (née Sher), is a white Jewish Canadian who worked as an English teacher and florist. He attended a Jewish day school, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. At 15, he encountered an acting agent who was the father of a high school friend. The agent found him a role on Canadian teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation where he portrayed Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star who became physically disabled after he was shot by a classmate. In 2006, he launched his music career by releasing his first mix tape, “Room for Improvement” and has released eight albums since then. He has 3 Grammys and 6 JUNOs to his name.
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