LL Cool J

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: James Todd Smith
  • Birth Place: Bay Shore, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/14/1968, Capricorn
  • Profession: Rapper; actor
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LL Cool J Fast Facts:
  • Stage name was shortened from the original "Ladies Love Cool James."
  • 1985 debut single "I Need a Beat" was also the first song released on the Def Jam recording label.
  • Appeared in the 1985 hip-hop movie Krush Groove; first lead role was in the 2003 comedy Deliver Us From Eva.
  • Has written several books, including an autobiography in 1998, I Make My Own Rules.
  • Launched his own clothing line, Todd Smith, in 2008.
  • LL Cool J Relationships:
  • Ondrea Smith - Mother
  • Samaria Smith - Daughter
  • Simone I. Johnson - Wife
  • James Smith - Father
  • Nina Simone Smith - Daughter
  • Najee Smith - Son
  • Italia Smith - Daughter
  • LL Cool J Awards:
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Male Rap Solo Performance - Winner
  • 1991 Grammy: Best Male Rap Solo Performance - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class Programs - Nominee

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