|Born:||December 11, 1973|
|Occupation:||Recording artist, actor, activist|
|Known For:||Ford Prefect|
Yasiin Bey (also known by his stage name Mos Def) is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist. He portrayed Ford Prefect in the 2005 film adaption of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
He has been nominated for six Grammy awards, an Emmy award, a Golden Globe award, and three NAACP Image awards. He has been nominated for five Black Reel awards and won Best Indie Actor in 2005 for The Woodsman.In 2011, he began a multi-episode appearance on the sixth season of Showtime television series Dexter. In March 2016, it was announced that he had been attached to star in "his last live-action film", The Disconnected, a science fiction thriller dealing with policing, identity, and the intersection of technology and humanity.
As Ford Prefect
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy