James Todd Smith III (nacido el 14 de enero de 1968) es un cantante de rap y actor estadounidense mejor conocido por su nombre artístico LL Cool J ("Ladies Love Cool James"). Es conocido por sus baladas románticas como "I Need Love" o por sus temas hardcore rap como "I Can’t Live Without My Radio", también por su rap cristiano "The Power of God". Además, LL ha actuado en varias series y películas y está visto ante el público femenino como un sex symbol. Es el primer artista de rap en conseguir seis discos de platino consecutivos y seis singles de oro. Representa una figura muy importante dentro del mundo del hip-hop ya que su exitosa carrera se remonta a la década de los años 1980.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1968-01-14
- Lugar de nacimiento: Long Island
James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J (acronym for Ladies Love Cool James) is an American rapper and actor. He has released twelve studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, with his final album being 2008's Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings. He has appeared in numerous films, and stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles. He was born on January 14, 1968 in St.Albans, While LL Cool J 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. In 1998 he had a role in the film Halloween H20. In 1999's Deep BlueSea. Later that year, he had a starring role in Any Given Sunday, in which he played Julian Washington, the talented but selfish running back on the dysfunctional Miami Sharks. Since then, LL Cool J has appeared in a variety of films, such as the 2002 remake of Rollerball, Deliver Us from Eva, and S.W.A.T. In 2005, he returned to television in a guest starring role on the Fox medical drama House. He also appeared as Queen Latifah's love interest in the 2006 movie Last Holiday. He also guest starred on 30 Rock in the 2007 episode "The Source Awards" as the hip hop producer Ridiculous. Next he appeared in Sesame Street 's 39th season where he introduced the word of the day, "Unanimous” and performing "The Addition Expedition" in episode 4172 (Sept. 30, 2008). As of 2011, LL Cool J is a series regular on the CBS police procedural NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS. He lives in Long Island, New York, with his wife and four children.