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Name in Native Language: "Artis Leon Ivey Jr." (English/EN)
Actor / Musician | * 08/01/1963 (57) | Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), popularly known by his stage name Coolio, is an American rapper, actor, chef, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta's Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997). He is best known for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single "Gangsta's Paradise", as well as other singles "Fantastic Voyage" (1994), "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (1996) and "C U When U Get There" (1997). He was also known for rapping the theme song ("Aw, Here It Goes!") for the mid-to-late 1990s Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel. Coolio has since gone on to release albums independently and has also become a chef, creating a web series titled Cookin' with Coolio and releasing a cookbook. Ivey originally rose to fame as a member of the Gangsta rap group WC and the Maad Circle alongside WC and his brother, Crazy Toones. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Science Fiction

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Movies with Coolio as Actor(31)

as Kwanzaa-bot (voice)2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score
as Michael Adkins2006 Grad Night
as Capt. Bergen2005 Pterodactyl
as Emcee2005 The Beat
as 1872004 Dracula 3000
as Dunzio Day2004 Gang Warz
as himself2003 Stupidity
as Cool2003 Tapped Out
as Ice2003 Red Water
as Brad Vorman2003 Stealing Candy
as himself2002 Media Whore
as Outlaw2002 Storm Watch
as Carl Wright2001 In Pursuit
as himself2001 Get Over It
as Officer Harris2001 Gangland
as Jeff Cort2000 Submerged
as Officer Starkey2000 The Convent
as Himself (uncredited)2000 Leprechaun in the Hood
as himself2000 China Strike Force
as Lt. Gil Suggs1998 On The Line
as Luther / 'Lucifer'1998 Judgment Day
as Banker1997 Batman & Robin
as himself1996 Phat Beach
as Gerard1996 Dear God

TV Shows/Series with Coolio as Actor(32)


Full Name: Artis Leon Ivey
Born: Thursday, 08/01 1963 (August) in Compton (current age: 57 years + 85 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: El Camino College Compton Center
Record Label: Tommy Boy Records, Warner Bros. Records
Coolio frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
Alex Hirsch (10x, Actor)
Fran Drescher (8x, Actress)
Matt Chapman (8x, Cast)
Scarlett Johansson (7x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (7x, Actor)
Martin Short (7x, Actor)
Jim Belushi (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6210, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/07/2020