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Biography #2 (for The Matrix Revolutions)Washington D.C. native Nona Gaye is best known for her acclaimed performance opposite Will Smith as Muhammad Ali's second wife in Michael Mann's Ali. Her film debut, the role prompted USA Today to call for an Oscar nomination, and Gaye went on to star in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. She recently wrapped production on The Polar Express, starring opposite Tom Hanks for director Robert Zemeckis.
Gaye appeared on stage for the first time with her father, soul legend Marvin Gaye, when she was three weeks old. She was 14 years old when she cut her first demo and was signed to Atlantic Records at 16. In 1992 she released her first album, Love for the Future, which received high praise from the music industry. In 2001 she returned to the recording studio, collaborating with Bono & Artists Against Aids Worldwide re-recording What's Going On as a call to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa.