Andre Harrell- Wiki, Biography, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wife, Net Worth

Andre Harrell

Andre Harrell was a media personality in the United States. Andre Harrell was a musician and multimedia producer from the United States of America.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Andre Harrell
Born Date: 26 Sep 1960
Age: 61 years
Horoscope: Libra
Lucky Number: 6
Lucky Stone: Peridot
Lucky Color: Blue
Best Match for Marriage: Gemini
Death Date: May 7, 2020
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor
Country: United States of America
Divorce Wendy Credle
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Birth Place Bronx, New York City
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Religion Christian
Education Graduate
Father Bernie Harrell
Mother Hattie Harrell
Kids One

Andre Harrell Biography

Andre Harrell, full name Andre O’Neal Harrell, was born on September 26, 1960. His zodiac sign was Libra because he was born in late September. Similarly, Andre was born in the Bronx, New York City, USA, and was of American nationality. Similarly, in terms of ethnicity and religion, he belonged to the African American ethnic group and practiced Christianity.

Similarly, Andre was born to Bernie Harrell, who used to work at a produce market in Hunts Point, Bronx. Likewise, his mother, Hattie Harrell, worked as a nurse’s aide. When it comes to his childhood, he has always been interested in rap. Similarly, as a teenager, he formed Alonzo Brown with a high school friend to form the rap duo ‘Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde.’ In 1981, they had a minor hit with ‘Genius Rap,’ and in 1984, they had a minor hit with ‘AM/PM.’

Andre Harrell Education

In addition, when it comes to his educational background, he graduated from Charles Evans Hughes High School in 1978. Following that, he attended Baruch College and then Lehman College, where he majored in communications and business management.

Andre Harrell Height, Weight

Unfortunately, there is no information available in the media about his height, weight, or vital status. When it comes to his physical appearance, he has dark skin, dark brown hair, and brown eyes.

Andre Harrell
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In terms of his professional life, Andre met Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, in 1983. Similarly, he went to work for Def Jam, where he quickly rose to the position of vice-president and general manager. Similarly, after a few years at Def Jam, he left to start his own label, ‘Uptown Records.’ Similarly, Andre discovered Sean Puffy Combs and was credited with signing Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs in 1988.

In 1988, Harrell was offered a record deal by MCA Music Entertainment Group. After a string of successful releases, MCA offered Harrell a multi-media deal that included film and television productions in 1992. They collaborated on the feature film Strictly Business and FOX’s hit cop drama series New York Undercover, which aired from 1994 to 1998.

Harrell renamed Uptown Records Uptown Enterprises, and its records were featured in Universal Pictures and Universal Television projects. In 1994, Harrell and Wendy Credle, a music attorney, had a son. His name was Gianni Credle-Harrell. Harrell was named CEO of Motown Records in 1995 and remained in that position until 1997. On Sunday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., he hosted Champagne & Bubbles on Emmis Urban AC WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM)/New York.

Andre Harrell Death

Regrettably, the founder of influential R&B and hip-hop label ‘Uptowns Records’ died on May 8, 2020, at the age of 59. However, the cause of his death has yet to be revealed in the media.

Andre Harrell Wife, Marriage

Andre’s relationship status was straight and he was in a marital relationship. He married Wendy Credle and they had a son named Gianni Credle Harrell. Unfortunately, the couple later divorced.