LL Cool J

LL Cool J

James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J (acronym for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is one of the earliest rappers to achieve commercial success, alongside fellow new school hip hop acts Beastie Boys and Run-DMC. Signed to Def Jam Recordings in 1984, his breakthrough came with his single "I Need a Beat" and his landmark debut album, Radio (1985). He achieved further commercial and critical success with the albums Bigger and Deffer (1987), Walking with a Panther (1989), Mama Said Knock You Out (1990), Mr. Smith (1995), and Phenomenon (1997). His twelfth album, Exit 13 (2008), was his last in his long-tenured deal with Def Jam. A two-time Grammy Award winner, LL Cool J is known for hip hop songs such as "Going Back to Cali", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", "Rock the Bells", and "Mama Said Knock You Out", as well as R&B hits such as "Doin' It", "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover". In 2010, VH1 placed him on their "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time" list. In 2017, LL Cool J became the first rapper to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2021, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with an award for Musical Excellence. While he first appeared as a rapper in the movie Krush Groove (performing "I Can't Live Without My Radio"), his first acting part was a small role in a high school football movie called Wildcats. He continued to work in movies from then until 1995 when he landed his own television sitcom, In the House (1995-2000). He has appeared in numerous films, including Last Holiday, Edison, Mindhunters, S.W.A.T., Deliver Us from Eva, Rollerball, Charlie's Angels, In Too Deep, Any Given Sunday, Deep Blue Sea, Halloween H20, B.A.P.S., Toys, and The Hard Way. In 2005, he returned to television in a guest starring role on the FOX medical drama House. He also guest starred on 30 Rock in 2007, and on Sesame Street 's 39th season where he introduced the word of the day, "Unanimous” and performed "The Addition Expedition" in episode 4172 (Sept. 30, 2008). As of 2011, he stars as Special Agent Sam Hanna on CBS's police procedural NCIS: L.A., a spin-off of NCIS. He was also the host of MTV's Lip Sync Battle.
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1968-01-14
Place of Birth: Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, USA
Also Known As: L.L. Cool J, LL 쿨 J

Movies List of LL Cool J

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Edison

2005 Movie
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Charlie's Angels

2000 Movie
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In Too Deep

1999 Movie
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Rollerball

2002 Movie
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Toys

1992 Movie
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S.W.A.T.

2003 Movie
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Deliver Us from Eva

2003 Movie
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Any Given Sunday

1999 Movie
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Krush Groove

1985 Movie
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Touch

1997 Movie
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The Deal

2008 Movie
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Mindhunters

2004 Movie
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Last Holiday

2006 Movie
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B.A.P.S

1997 Movie
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Slow Burn

2005 Movie
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Kingdom Come

2001 Movie
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Grudge Match

2013 Movie
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Caught Up

1998 Movie
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Out-of-Sync

1995 Movie
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The Hard Way

1991 Movie
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Wildcats

1986 Movie
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Mayweather

2013 Movie
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Woo

1998 Movie
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Beef

2003 Movie
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Future Of The Funk

1991 Movie
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The Show

1995 Movie
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Deep Blue Sea

1999 Movie