Nick Cannon was born on October 8, 1980, and rose to fame as a teenager when he starred in the Nickelodeon series, “All That.” As a musician, he has released two studio albums, while his other talents have allowed him to shine in roles such as a T.V. host and actor in major films. Come along as we celebrate his birthday.
Nicholas Scott Cannon
October 8, 1980
Nick Cannon is a famous American television host, rapper, actor, and comedian, born in San Diego, California. Growing up in Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects, Cannon was mainly raised by his paternal grandfather. In 1994, as a teenager, Cannon was cast in the show “All That,” and in 1998, he graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley. In 2001, Cannon began his musical career when he signed to Jive Records with a singing contract and released his self-titled studio album in 2003.
In 2005, Cannon created, produced, and hosted the M.T.V. improv comedy series “Wild ‘N Out,” which is still running to this day. In 2014, Cannon released his second studio album, “White People Party Music,” which featured the likes of Afrojack, Pitbull, and Future. Cannon has also starred in many movies, from “Men in Black II” to “Day of the Dead,” and had several business ventures. In 2016, Cannon enrolled at Howard University and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Administration of Justice and a minor in Africana Studies.
Cannon’s personal life is somewhat of an eventful one; he was married to singer Mariah Carey and has had seven children with several different women. There is no doubt that this Hollywood legend is a jack of all trades, and he continues to shine, even after a long and fruitful career. Let’s continue to celebrate his birthday today with some interesting facts.
Cannon is cast in the T.V. show “All That.”
He releases his first self-titled studio album.
Cannon graduates from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Administration of Justice and a minor in African Studies.
Cannon’s most popular show “Wild ‘n Out” is still running and is still a huge hit.
Why We Love Nick Cannon
He encourages the youth
Cannon served as the spokesperson for ‘Do Something,’ an initiative encouraging youths to take action in their communities and find a cause that they are passionate about. He cares about the young, which reflects his good nature.
He is a humanitarian
Cannon has been involved with many organizations throughout his career, such as the Feeding America foundation, which he says is “close to his heart” as he, too, had to seek help with food when he was younger. Such noble interests make us think of him as a great humanitarian who cares about others.
He loves his kids
Even though Cannon has seven children, with four different women, he still finds the time and love to adore each and every one of them. We are sure that he is a great dad.
5 Surprising Facts
He started playing music early on
Cannon started playing music when his grandfather gifted him some instruments at age eight.
Cannon has been nominated for seven Teen Choice Awards but has yet to win one.
Young and famous
Cannon had his first taste of fame at age 11 when he did a stand-up comedy show on cable T.V.
He is multi-talented
He co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the comedy-drama musical “School Dance.”
His acting took center stage
There was another album that was supposed to be released by Cannon after his first, however, his acting career was more important.
Nick Cannon FAQs
Is Nick Cannon a billionaire?
Although Cannon is very wealthy, he has not reached the billionaire milestone.
Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon still friends?
Yes, Cannon has stated that he and Carey co-parent very well and have a good friendship.
How many baby mommas does Nick Cannon have?
Cannon has had seven kids with four women: Mariah Carey, Brittany Bell, Abby de la Rosa, and Alyssa Scott.
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