Voletta Wallace Teacher

Voletta Wallace (born February 3, 1950) is the mother of the late rapper and icon The Notorious B.I.G. She is the founder of the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation in his memory, and remains a well-known figure in hip-hop, often appearing in documentaries and television specials about her son such as Vh1's Behind the Music. Voletta was born as an only child in Jamaica. Her mother Lauriya (born 1933) was 17 when Voletta was born and Voletta's father (born 1928, died 1991) was 21. Voletta's parents married shortly after her birth and divorced when she was 2. Voletta's mother remarried in 1954 and Voletta was estranged from both parents until 1971. On May 21, 1972, Wallace gave birth to an eight-pound baby, Christopher. She raised Christopher in Brooklyn (specifically Bedford Stuyvesant) while teaching pre-school and studying for a master's degree. She attended a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall at that time. After surviving two fights of breast cancer and her son's death, she took over her son's estate and started the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation to bring education to the inner city. She lived in the house her son owned in New Jersey, but recently moved to Pennsylvania.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 3rd, 1953
Jamaica,United States of America



Movie performances

1. Biggie & Tupac (2002)

Documentary, Biography, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Michele D'Acosta

Biggie & Tupac is a 2002 feature-length documentary film about murdered rappers Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace and Tupac "2Pac" Shakur by Nick Broomfield. Broomfield suggests the two murders were planned by Suge Knight, head of Death Row Records. Collusion by the LAPD is also implied. While the film remains inconclusive, when asked "Who killed Tupac?" in a BBC Radio interview dated March 7, 2005, Broomfield stated "The big guy next to him in the car... Suge Knight.


Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
The Notorious B.I.G.
Tupac Shakur
Christian Henson
Joan Churchill
United Kingdom

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
2009 USD 20M
Wayne Barrow
Edward Bates
Trish Hofmann
Mark Pitts
Cheo Hodari Coker

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