Voletta Wallace is an American producer and actress known for her work in “The Notorious B.I.G.: Juicy,” “Notorious,” “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.,” and “Knocked Up.”

Voletta is best known as the mother of late American rapper and songwriter, Christopher Wallace popularly known as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, or Biggie Smalls.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Voletta Wallace
Birth Date
3rd February 1953
Birth Place
Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Current City
New York, United States
Jamaican Parents
Jamaican and American
Zodiac Sign
Selwyn George Latore
Divorced, Single
Christopher George Latore Wallace
aka The Notorious B.I.G. (1972-1997)
Grand SonChristopher George Latore Wallace Jr.
Social Media
Instagram, Twitter,
Teacher, Producer,
Net Worth$20 million
Voletta Wallace for the promotion
Voletta for the promotion of Knocked Up Source: Facebook


Voletta was born on 3rd February 1953 in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. She hasn’t shared any information regarding her childhood or about her parents. She has moved to New York, United States, and has been living here for a while. Hence, Voletta has both Jamaican and American nationality black ethnicity. She has Aquarius as her birth sign.



Wallace hasn’t disclosed any of her educational backgrounds. She was probably educated in her home country before immigrating to New York. She probably has a degree in teaching.


Relationship Status

Wallace tied her knot to a politician and welder, Selwyn George Latore. The couple immigrated to New York together. Voletta gave birth to her only child, Christopher George Latore Wallace, on 21st March 1972. When Christopher turned two years old, Voletta’s husband left the family.

Since then, Voletta has raised her son all alone. She used to work two jobs to raise her son. Voletta never got married for the second time. She raised her son and encouraged him to be the singer he is known to the people.

Voletta Wallace with her son Christopher Wallace or Biggie
Voletta with her son, Christopher Wallace or Biggie Source: Facebook

Voletta is a Catholic, and she raised her son in the neighborhood of Brooklyn, Clinton Hill. She enrolled Christopher at Queen of All Saints Middle School. Voletta attends a catholic church in the borough, St Peter Claver Church. Her son, Christopher, was overweight by the time he reached ten years old. Thus, she called her son “Big” as his nickname. Because of her busy schedule, Voletta did not have any time to spend with her son. Her son was already involved in drugs when he was 12 years old.


More about Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G & His Death

Christopher was a 3 Billboard Music Award, 4 The Source HipHop Music Awards, and 3 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards-winning artist. His album, “Ready To Die,” earned The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards for Album of the Year and Soul Train Music Awards in 1995 and 1998, respectively. In addition, he has been nominated with Grammy Awards four times.

Wallace’s son Christopher was murdered on 9th March 1997 through a gunshot. As of 2021, the murderer is still out there and has remained unidentified. It’s already been 24 years, and Voletta has still not given up on finding the murderer. Voletta has produced several documentaries like “Notorious,” “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G,” and “Biggie” in memory of his late son. During the promotion of the documentary “Biggie: I Have a Story to Tell,” Voletta Wallace said:

“As long as I have life there’s hope. I’ll never give up. And I hope when I’m not in this world anymore, my friends and family will carry on the fight. There is always hope.”


Physical Description

Voletta turned 68 years old in February 2021. She is a proud and fashionable grandmother. Additionally, Voletta has short grey hair and black eyes. She also prefers wearing makeup, and she has a lean body build.


Social Media

Voletta is an active social media personality. Despite her age, she is actively involved in social media platforms. She is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 88.2 thousand followers on Instagram, over 9 thousand followers on Facebook, and over 200 followers on Twitter. Most of her social media posts are related to her late son, and she is willing to keep his legacy alive.

Voletta Wallace in front of her son's wax figure
Wallace in front of her son’s wax figure Source: Twitter

Net worth

Wallace has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2021. She has made her earnings through her teaching career as well as producing and acting career. Voletta is also managing her son’s real estate, which has a value of over $160 million. Voletta is living a successful and luxurious lifestyle today.


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