Shad Moss (born Shad Gregory Moss and formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow), better known by his stage name, Bow Wow, is an American rapper, actor and television host. He plays Twinkie in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and will reprise the role in F9.
As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag in 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using Lil' in his name.
Bow Wow made his first film appearance in All About the Benjamins (2002) as a cameo. In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike. He later began to undertake lead roles in films, such as Johnson Family Vacation (2004) and Roll Bounce (2005). He also played a supporting role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). Bow Wow also appeared in five episodes of the HBO series Entourage. He is currently working on his new album entitled Underrated.
From 2012 to 2014, Bow Wow hosted BET's music video countdown 106 & Park for two years (alongside The Search and Canadian singer Keshia Chante)
In 2015, Bow Wow joins the cast of the CBS police drama CSI: Cyber.