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Aubrey Drake Graham's Degrassi: The Next Generation

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“…Being different from everyone else just made me a lot stronger…” were words spoken by Aubrey Drake Graham, known to the world as rapper Drake. He was born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. His mother is a white Canadian Jew and father is an African-American Catholic. Drake’s heritage makes him unique.
Drake attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he felt alone due to it being a predominantly white-high school. It was during his time there when he was introduced into the entertainment business, through a classmate. He got a role on Degrassi: The Next Generation, as Jimmy Brooks, a basketball star who becomes wheelchair bound after being shot. He continued to star on this show from (2001-2009). He received a Young Artist Award
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