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Bow Wow (Shad Moss) Age, Height, Personal Life, Career, and Net Worth

Shad Moss, an American rapper, actor, and producer, gained attention during “The Chronic Tour” where he caught the eye of rapper Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg then nicknamed him Lil’ Bow Wow. Shad gained fame in 2000 with his first album, Beware of the Dog. Before being signed by Jermaine Dupri, he had made several TV appearances. Shad stepped into the big screen in 2002 with All About The Benjamins, followed by his first leading role in Like Mike, adopting the stage name Bow Wow.

NameShad Gregory Moss
Nick NameLil Bow Wow, Bow Wow, Kid Gangsta
ProfessionRapper, Actor and Producer
Well-Known forAlbum Beware of Dog

Discover fascinating details about his age, height, background, earnings, love life, and more! Delve into his family, ethnicity, nationality, and intriguing tidbits. Dive in for an immersive glimpse into his captivating life story!

Early Life of Bow Wow

Bow Wow entered the world on March 9, 1987, in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His dad is Alfonso Moss and his mom is Teresa Caldwell. Teresa is a film producer, fashion designer, and businessperson. He has a sister named Erica Caldwell. Bow Wow finished high school at Reynoldsburg High School. After that, he became a successful singer and rapper, and he’s still doing great in his career.

Date of Birth9 March,1987
Place of BirthColumbus, Ohio, United States
Current ResidencyAtlanta, Georgia, United States
EthnicityBlack African, American
Mother NameTeresa Caldwell 
Father NameAlfonso Moss 

Career Life of Lil

Career in Singing and Rapping

Shad Moss is a famous rapper. He started rapping when he was just three years old. At the age of six, he began rapping for fun using the nickname “Kid Gangsta”. He was a big fan of N.W.A’s music during this time. In 1993, he performed at a concert in Los Angeles, where he caught the attention of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. Snoop Doggy Dogg then gave him the stage name “Lil’ Bow Wow”. Shortly after, he made appearances on Snoop Doggy Dogg’s album “Doggystyle” and even on The Arsenio Hall Show. He also had a role in the music video for “Gin and Juice”. He was supposed to feature on the Murder Was the Case soundtrack with the track “After 3”, which included Kurupt, Jewell, and CPO Boss Hogg.

When Bow Wow was 11 years old, he got signed by the famous American record producer Jermaine Dupri. His debut album, “Beware of Dogs,” became a big hit. Since then, he has put out six studio albums, 26 singles, and 51 music videos. Let’s talk about a few of them.

From 2000 to Onward

When he was just 13 years old back in 2000, he came out with his first album called Beware of Dog, using the name Lil’ Bow Wow. The first song from that album was “Bounce with Me”, and it had the R&B girl group Xscape featured in it.

In 2001, Bow Wow kicked off his acting journey. His debut was on The Steve Harvey Show, and soon after, he landed his first movie role in A Hip Hopera, where he portrayed Jalil in Camen. Since then, he’s been in many movies and TV shows.

Bow Wow’s first album under his new name came out in 2003, titled “Unleashed.” The first song from it was “Let’s Get Down,” which featured Birdman, the founder of Cash Money Records. He also joined JoJo for a remix of her song “Baby It’s You” in 2004. Then, in 2005, he released “Wanted,” with the hit single “Let Me Hold You,” featuring Omarion. This song reached #1 on the rap chart and #4 on the Hot 100. The following year, 2006, saw the release of “The Price of Fame,” led by the single “Shortie Like Mine,” featuring Chris Brown. This track reached #9 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.

Acting Career

Shad has been seen on TV shows like Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, and Brothers Garcia. He started acting in the movie Like Mike, which came out on July 3, 2002. In it, he played a kid who dreams of being in the NBA. Before that, he had small parts in All About The Benjamins and Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Bow Wow also acted in Johnson Family Vacation with Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L. Williams, and Solange Knowles. After Like Mike’s success, he starred in more Hollywood movies like Roll Bounce, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Hurricane Season.

He appeared as a guest on TV shows like Smallville and Ugly Betty. In HBO’s Entourage, he portrayed Charlie, a promising comedian, in season five and became Eric Murphy’s new client. In 2010, he acted alongside Ice Cube in a comedy movie called Lottery Ticket. A documentary named Who Is Shad Moss? was released in 2011, exploring his life, including his stint with Death Row Records, as mentioned by Bow Wow.

Shad starred in the movie Madea’s Big Happy Family in April 2011. Then, in August 2014, he announced his part in a spinoff of CSI called CSI: Cyber. In 2021, he reprised his role as Twinkie in F9.

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Height, Weight, Star Sign, Age, and Net Worth

As of 2024, Bow Wow is 37 years old. He stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 67 kilograms. His astrological sign is Pisces, and he has a net worth of $3 million.

Age37 years (as of 2024)
Height5.7 feet
Star SignPisces 
Net Worth$3 million

Personal Life of Shad Moss

Shad Moss is not in a relationship right now. But in the past, he was involved romantically with a few people. He openly dated Ciara, and in 2011, he acknowledged having a child with someone whose name he didn’t disclose. He has two kids altogether. His first child, Shai Moss, was born on April 27, 2011. Her mom is Joie Chavis, and she’s 13 years old as of 2024. Additionally, in 2015, Bow Wow got engaged to Erica Mena.

Stone Moss son of Bow Wow, was born in 2020. There’s been some trouble about who his dad is, with Shad saying he’s not the father. But court papers say otherwise, confirming Shad as Stone’s dad.

Interesting Facts

  • He has 4.7 million followers on Instagram.
  • He has 3 million followers on Twitter (X)
  • Having 6.6 million followers on Facebook.
  • 1.37 million subscribers on YouTube.
  • In October 2008, Bow Wow organized a “Walk Across America” event in 15 cities to help people register to vote for the U.S. presidential election.
  • On March 15, 2017, Bow Wow reacted to President Donald Trump’s disapproval of Snoop Dogg’s music video for “Lavender (Nightfall Remix)” by posting a tweet. In the tweet, he made a threat towards Trump about his wife. However, Shad deleted the tweet within a day.
  • Back in 2017, a popular trend took over social media known as the “Bow Wow Challenge.”
  • Bow Wow faced backlash for appearing without a mask at Cle Houston nightclub in Houston, Texas, on January 15, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with many in the crowd also not wearing masks.
  • His hair colour is Black
  • His eye colour is dark brown.
  • He owns a clothing brand called Shago.
  • Moss doesn’t like being around dogs. He once mentioned in an interview that he only enjoys them from a distance.
  • On February 2, 2019, Bow Wow got into a fight with a woman in Atlanta, Georgia, and was later arrested for battery.


Studio Albums

Beware of Dog2000
Doggy Bag2001
The Price of Fame2006
New Jack City II2009


Title Year
Hip Hop Family Christmas Wedding2022
In Broad Daylight2019
Scary Movie 52013
The Family Tree2011
Lottery Ticket2010
Hurricane Season2009
Roll Bounce2005

TV Series

Celebrity Game Face2023
I Can See Your Voice2022
Growing Up Hip Hop2020
The Hollywood Puppet Show2018
Real Husbands Of Hollywood2013

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When was Shad Moss born?

He was born on March 9, 1987.

Q2. Where was Shad Moss born?

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

Q3. What is net worth of Bow Wow?

His estimated net worth is $3 million.

Q4. How much Bow Wow earn Monthly?

His Monthly salary is $20,000.

Q5. What is the height of Bow Wow?

He stands 5.7 feet tall.

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