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


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.