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Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Nicholas Scott Cannon

Birth Date :

October 08, 1980

Birth Place :

San Diego, California, USA

Spouse :

Mariah Carey (singer, since 30-Apr-08)

Claim to fame :

As Devon Miles in "Drumline" (2002)


Widely perceived as a fine multi-talented figure due to his success in both music and film industry, Nick Cannon indeed possesses such rare quality that many can hardly match to thereby shine out brilliantly among other artists of his generation for sure. A San Diego native born Nicholas Scott Cannon on October 8, 1980 to James Cannon and Beth Hackett, the star initially began to compile experience in those two fields even before his teens when he without hesitation came onstage to do stand-up on his father's evangelical public-access show besides started to perform song at the age of 8. Chose to nurture first his knack in music, the boy then joined forces with best friend Steve Groves to form a rap duo called Da Bomb Squad which delightfully managed to open for notable names like Will Smith, Montell Jordan, LFO, also 98 Degrees, but as the urge to act took over, he later decided to change direction and boldly headed for Hollywood instead.

Only 16 at that time, Nick surprisingly was quick to make his way in comedy circuit through his stand-up routines at various clubs such as The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store to finally find himself becoming a regular cast member of Nickelodeon's hit program "All That" in the show's sixth season. However, it was his stints as the host of the network's "SNICK House" and "TEENick" that actually brought the Spring Valley's Monte Vista High School alumnus more public attention, leading him to have his own show there, "The Nick Cannon Show," plus to encounter his breakout film role in "Drumline," both came up by 2002. An enjoyable picture made on modest budget by Charles Stone III, "Drumline" really was a great vehicle to boost the guy's career as not only it turned out to be both commercial and critical success, but also directed him to land two MTV Movie Award nods for Breakthrough Male Performance and Best Kiss categories a year later.

Latest News

Nick Cannon to Visit 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' in Recurring Role

October 15, 2014 01:43:44 GMT

"" has booked for a multiple-episode arc. The multi-talented star will recur in season 2 of the FOX comedy series as Marcus, the "handsome, educated and charming" nephew of Captain Holt ().

Nick Cannon Talks About Mariah Carey Split, Defends Her 'Vocal Problems' in Japan Tour

October 10, 2014 02:04:17 GMT

opened up to Extra reporter A.J. Calloway when attending "" premiere in New York City on Wednesday, October 8 about his life after separating from his wife . He said, "I'm just taking everything one day at a time and just being the best person that I can possibly be at the end of the day."

Nick Cannon Covers Up Mariah Tattoo on His Back

October 08, 2014 07:23:49 GMT

has covered his Mariah tattoo following split from his wife . The "" host has a big tattoo honoring his wife on his back, but now the multitalented star has covered the ink work with an even bigger crucifixion tattoo.

Nick Cannon Slams 'Gossip Outlet' for Reports About Mariah Carey Split

September 04, 2014 05:03:07 GMT

has slammed media following constant reports about his marriage to . The "" host, who is having marriage problems with his wife, took to Twitter on Wednesday, September 3 to tell people to respect their privacy during the difficult time.

Nick Cannon to Publish Collection of Children's Poem

September 03, 2014 07:25:16 GMT

is going to release a book of children's poem. The host of "" is now working on the book which is titled "Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems" and it is set to hit the stores in March 2015.

Nick Cannon's Dad Shares Cryptic Messages About Relationship Amid His Son's Split From Mariah Carey

August 26, 2014 04:55:39 GMT

's father, James Cannon, shared on Facebook a series of cryptic messages about relationship which seemingly referred to his son and 's marriage breakdown, Radar Online reported. James wrote, "Here a thing to talk about if the wife love sex and the man can't stand making love to her. What should that women do?"

Mariah Carey Focusing on Her Kids and Career After Nick Cannon Confirms Split

August 22, 2014 21:45:09 GMT

is radio silent after confirmed "there is trouble in paradise." "I don't comment on Mariah's personal life," her representative said, before adding, "but Mariah is focusing on her children and her upcoming tour."

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Reportedly Sign Confidentiality Agreement

August 22, 2014 09:09:24 GMT

and apparently will not say much about their marriage trouble to public. According to a recent report by TMZ, the pair whose marriage is currently on the rocks have signed a confidentiality agreement which bans them from revealing anything about their separation.

Nick Cannon Confirms Separation From His Wife Mariah Carey

August 21, 2014 22:36:55 GMT

confirms "there is trouble in paradise" amidst rumors that a divorce is imminent between him and his wife of six years, . "We have been living in separate houses for a few months," the "" host revealed to The Insider With Yahoo.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Reportedly Have Been Living Separately Since May

August 21, 2014 09:12:45 GMT

and have been hit with rampant reports suggesting their marriage is on the rocks. Rumor has it, the pair have been dealing with marriage problems and living separately for months. A report by TMZ claims that divorce lawyers have been negotiating property settlement and arranging custody of their kids since their separate living arrangement in May.

Video: Nick Cannon Fools 'America's Got Talent' Judges With Epic Prank

May 28, 2014 09:30:27 GMT

pulled an impressive prank that fooled and scared the judges on the premiere of "" season 9 on Tuesday, May 27. The husband of put on whiteface clown makeup and auditioned for a spot on the talent show under the fake moniker "Larry the Mime".

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Twins Get New Rides as Birthday Presents

May 02, 2014 02:23:16 GMT

and celebrated their children's 3rd birthday on April 30, which also coincided with their 6th anniversary. The celebrity couple took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of the family as well as giving a glimpse at their celebrations.

Photo: Mariah Carey Celebrates Easter With Nick Cannon and Their Children

April 21, 2014 02:03:55 GMT

, and their children apparently had some fun celebrating Easter. On Sunday, April 20, the singer took to Instagram to share some Easter family photos. In a snap featuring Carey and her family, the "#Beautiful" singer and her daughter Monroe can be seen sporting bunny-eared headbands and matching outfits. The 2-year-old girl sits on her mother's shoulders.

Nick Cannon Responds to Controversy Over His 'Whiteface' Stunt

April 01, 2014 03:11:55 GMT

recently sparked racial controversy after he sported lighter skin to promote his new album, "". The rapper/TV host defended his action when he visited "" on Monday, March 31.

Mariah Carey Gets Diamond Bracelet From Nick Cannon for Birthday

March 29, 2014 02:10:35 GMT

, who celebrated her 44th birthday on Thursday, March 27, took to Instagram to show off a beautiful present from her husband . The host of "" gave his singer wife a diamond bracelet featured with butterfly-shaped details for her birthday.

Nick Cannon's Whiteface Stunt to Promote New Album Sparks Racial Controversy

March 26, 2014 03:25:34 GMT

has been slammed as racist after he shared an Instagram photo of him introducing his white alter ego Connor Smallnut. The picture, which features the TV star donning red wig, beanie hat and a plaid shirt, was originally meant to promote the TV star's new album, "".

Fine Bros. and Nick Cannon to Turn YouTube Series 'React' Into TV Show for Nickelodeon

February 20, 2014 07:09:26 GMT

Nickelodeon is turning to YouTube for an idea for a new project. The network has tapped Benny and Rafi Fine, better known as The Fine Brothers, and to adapt popular YouTube franchise "React" into a TV show.

Nick Cannon Debuts Brand New Twerking-Filled Video for 'Dance Floor'

January 13, 2014 08:56:06 GMT

debuted a twerking-filled music video for his "Dance Floor" back in December. However, the TV personality/rapper has decided to treat fans with another visuals for the same song.

Nick Cannon Slams Kanye West's 'Genius' Self Declaration

November 29, 2013 00:15:25 GMT

slammed best buddy via Twitter for his constant "genius" remarks. The "" host took it to his microblogging site on late Wednesday, November 27 to remind West that "real geniuses don't have to tell everyone that they are a genius."

Nick Cannon Debuts 'F#ck Nick Cannon' Video

October 18, 2013 08:53:10 GMT

Haters can hate and he won't care about it. That is what the 33-year-old rapper apparently tries to say in the music video for his "F#ck Nick Cannon". The black-and-white clip, which runs for four minutes, sees the "" host mocking the haters.

Nick Cannon Reviving 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'

August 01, 2013 05:00:36 GMT

has added another hosting gig to his already busy schedule. The multi-talented artist is signed on as the host of Style Network's "", a reboot of the 1980s and '90s series of the same title.

Nick Cannon Hits the Club Following Cyst Surgery

July 30, 2013 07:58:10 GMT

is doing fine after his doctor removed a grape-sized cyst from his cheek. The husband of even refused to let the surgery's wound slow him down. Putting a small bandage over the wound, Cannon attended a party over the weekend.

Nick Cannon Premieres 'Me Sexy' Music Video

July 27, 2013 05:13:35 GMT

Multi-media personality premieres the funny, fashion show-themed music video for his new single "Me Sexy". The track is the first cut off his forthcoming second studio album "" that combines two of his passions, music and comedy, and will feature such collaborators as , , Polow Da Don and .

Nick Cannon Details Mariah Carey's 'Pretty Serious' Injuries

July 10, 2013 04:24:56 GMT

addresses his singer wife 's injuries, after she fell on the set of her music video. Saying it was "pretty serious," he explains during a visit to "" show, "Not only did she dislocate her shoulder, she actually cracked a rib and ... she chipped her shoulder bone."

'America's Next Top Model: All-Stars' Winner Lisa D'Amato Expecting Baby Boy

May 29, 2013 06:47:21 GMT

Model Lisa D'Amato is over the moon. The winner of ": All-Stars" is expecting her first child with husband Adam Friedman or with Jesus, she jokes, "because we were using birth control." She's currently five-month pregnant with a baby boy.

'America's Got Talent' Season 8 Promo: Howie Mandel Is Naked as Nick Cannon Introduces Show

May 29, 2013 06:40:02 GMT

is excited about finding new talents on "" as shown in a new promo for the show's season 8. The "AGT" host gets out of his limo, lip syncing and dancing to 's "Living in America" on his way to the studio in the video.

Nick Cannon Blasts 'American Idol' Producers for Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Feud

May 07, 2013 08:35:31 GMT

has blasted FOX and "" producers for perpetuating a feud between his wife and another "Idol" judge . Stopping by "", the "" host called the situation "kind of unfortunate."

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Renew Wedding Vows on Twins' Birthday at Disneyland

May 01, 2013 06:47:27 GMT

and had a double feast at Disneyland Tuesday night, April 30. The couple celebrated their twins' 2nd birthday, which happened to be on their fifth wedding anniversary, and marked it by renewing their wedding vows.

Nick Cannon to Play Drug Kingpin 'Freeway' Rick Ross in Biopic

March 05, 2013 08:01:16 GMT

has secured a lead role in an upcoming biopic about notorious drug lord "Freeway" Rick Ross. The husband of announces the new big-screen project with the drug kingpin himself in a YouTube video.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Take Romantic Valentine's Day Ride on Horse-Drawn Carriage

February 16, 2013 03:49:38 GMT

shared photos of her romantic date with on Valentine's Day. The "" judge and her hubby enjoyed a ride on horse-drawn carriage in Central Park and exchanged a sweet kiss during the night out. She was a red hot in a strapless gown and a leather jacket, while he looked sharp in a tux.

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