Making a name work: 14 celebrities with nicknames for 'James'
#14 - James Todd Smith "LL Cool J" »1 of 14 «
Smith, born in 1968, grew up in Queens, where he began rapping when he was nine years old. Using his stage name, LL Cool J (Ladies Love Cool James) Smith dropped out of high school to embark on a music career. In 2008 LL Cool J released his final album with Def Jam. LL Cool J also starred in the TV sitcom “In the House,” and later went on to appear in films “Rollerball,” “Deliver Us from Eva,” and “S.W.A.T.” He is currently working on the CBS series “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
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