Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born February 11, 1977) is a Japanese-American musician, record producer, and artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is famous for being the rapper, keyboard and piano player, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Linkin Park, and his side project, Fort Minor. He also does artwork, production and mixing for both groups.
Shinoda in 2008
|Birth name||Michael Kenji Shinoda|
|Born||February 11, 1977|
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.
|Genres||Hip hop, rap rock, nu metal, rap metal, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, musician, producer, graphic designer, visual artist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, sampler, organ|
|Years active||1994 – present|
|Labels||Machine Shop/Warner Bros.|
|Associated acts||Linkin Park, Fort Minor|
Mike Shinoda has been married to children's author Anna Hillinger since May 10, 2003. The couple have two children.