|LL Cool J|
|Born||January 14, 1968|
|Birthplace||Bay Shore, NY|
Cool J has been one of the leading rap artists since his 1985 debut Radio. He has released a dozen albums since and has been one of the few rap artists to maintain consistent popularity for a period of almost thirty years.
He is also an accomplished actor, having over twenty film and television credits since his debut playing a rapper in Wildcats in 1986. From 1995 to 1999, he starred in In The House as Marion Hill. Perhaps his best known role was in the re-make of Rollerball as Marcus Ridley.
He currently stars with Chris O'Donnell in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of the original NCIS series as Sam Hanna, a former Navy SEAL and NCIS Special Agent.