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     Fred Wallace Jr. was born November 29, 1977 in Baltimore City in the Edmondson Village neighborhood. His father, Fred Wallace Sr., was a police officer and his mother, Jeannette Davis, was a school teacher. Wallace reminisces, “We didn’t have much, but we had each other.” He graduated from Mount Saint Joseph high school and attended Saint Pauls college in Lawrenceville, Virgina. He began to take an interest in music during this time period. He returned to Maryland where he pursued his passion for music with friends Sonny Brix and Maxx Raven. In the entertainment industry, he obtained adequate success not only with music, but also in acting. Wallace secured a role as a principal character in season two of HBO’s “The Wire”. Desiring a change in pace, Wallace started his own tractor trailer business in 2008. 


     Although Wallace remained absent from the entertainment scene for nearly a decade, his artistic aptitude led him down another path – writing. In the summer of 2012, Fred’s life would be forever changed. His mom, who was his best friend and number one 

cheerleader was diagnosed with a life ending disease. She was given one year to live and actually lived a bit longer. During their last year together, Wallace grew closer to his mother than they had ever been before. She made him promise to fulfill the dream they began when he was just 15 – writing being the mainstay of that dream. Fred decided that telling his mother’s story would be the first step to completing that dream, penning the novel “Sometimes A Guy Just Wants His Mom.”

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