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Who Exactly Is Rudy Ray Moore, the Visionary Performer 'Dolemite Is My Name' Is Based On?

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The 2019 Netflix comedy, Dolemite Is My Name chronicles the story of uniquely talented comedian, rapper and R&B singer, Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), who becomes a national phenomenon with his profanity-laden songs and unusual performing style. 

Rudy skyrockets to success by offering a fresh perspective on the harsh realities of sex work. Dolemite – true story or not – is a vital movie that's just as entertaining as it is relevant.

Is it based on an actual person though? Let's find out. 

Is Dolemite Is My Name a true story? It's based on the life of Rudy Ray Moore. 

"Dolemite is my name and f–-king up motherf–-kers is my game," shouts Rudy at his mirror reflection in a crucial scene of the 2019 Netflix movie. The flamboyant, larger-than-real life character is based on the true story of the comedian, singer, and multi-talent with the same name.