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LL Cool J


L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith, Jr. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries, his mother began ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea Preacher
(1999)
Mindhunters
Mindhunters Gabe Jensen
(2004)
S.W.A.T.
S.W.A.T. Deacon 'Deke' Kay
(2003)

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 2013 Grudge Match
Frankie Brite
 2008/I The Deal
Bobby Mason
 2006 Last Holiday
Sean Matthews
 2005 Slow Burn
Luther Pinks (as James Todd Smith)
 2005 Edison
Deed
 2004 Mindhunters
Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2003 S.W.A.T.
Deacon 'Deke' Kay (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2003 Deliver Us from Eva
Raymond 'Ray' Adams (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2002 Rollerball
Marcus Ridley
 2001 Kingdom Come
Ray Bud Slocumb
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Mr. Jones
 1999 Any Given Sunday
Julian Washington
 1999 In Too Deep
Dwayne Gittens / God
 1999 Deep Blue Sea
Preacher
 1998 Woo
Darryl
 1998 Caught Up
Roger
 1997 B*A*P*S
LL Cool J
 1997 Touch
LL Cool J
 1995 Out-of-Sync
Jason St. Julian
 1992 Toys
Captain Patrick Zevo
 1991 The Hard Way
Billy
 1986 Wildcats
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Other Works:

TV commercial for IKEA (2001) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J | L.L. Cool J | James Todd Smith

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[Lip Sync Battle] The freshest show on TV. See more »

Trivia:

Separated from girlfriend Simone Smith sometime after the birth of their second child. See more »

Trademark:

Always wears a hat or a beanie when off-camera See more »

Nickname:

Jack the Ripper See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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