Nick Cannon

American rapper, actor and comedian

Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, rapper and radio/television personality. He is known for his roles in Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. He also hosted his own show The Nick Cannon Show. He also hosted America's Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, and The Masked Singer.

Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon at Time 100 Gala on May 7, 2010
Nick Cannon at Time 100 Gala on May 7, 2010
Background information
Birth nameNicholas Scott Cannon
Born (1980-10-08) October 8, 1980 (age 43)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Rapper, comedian, actor, television host, radio personality
Years active1998–present
  • Jive (2003)
  • Columbia (2005–2006)
  • N'Credible Entertainment (2011–present)

Early life


Cannon was born on October 8, 1980 in San Diego, California.[1] He was raised in San Diego, California and in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Personal life


Cannon has been married once and has had eight children with five women.[2]

Cannon married Mariah Carey in April 30, 2008. On their third wedding anniversary, Carey gave birth to the couple's twins, a boy named Moroccan Scott and a girl, named Monroe. Cannon has lupus nephritis which can cause kidney problems.[3] He divorced Carey in 2014 and then finalized two years later.

Cannon has two children with model Brittany Bell.[4][5][6] In June 2021, his twin sons, Zion and Zillion, were born to DJ Abby De La Rosa.[7][8] Later that month, his seventh child, a son named Zen, with model Alyssa Scott, was born.[9][10] Zen died of brain cancer at five months old.[11] In January 2022, Cannon announced he is expecting a boy with model Bre Tiesi.[12] Cannon is reportedly expecting his ninth child with De La Rosa.[13]


  1. LeVasseur, Andrea. "Nick Cannon — Biography". Allmovie. Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
  2. Toyin Owoseje (June 8, 2022). "Nick Cannon says he's having more children this year". CNN. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  3. "Lupus 'attacking my kidneys,' Cannon says". 5 March 2012. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  4. Cannon, Nick (February 22, 2017). "Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning!". Nick Cannon verified Instagram page. Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  5. Bacardi, Francesca (February 22, 2017). "Nick Cannon Welcomes Son Golden "Sagon" Cannon With Brittany Bell". E! News. Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  6. Guy, Jack (December 28, 2020). "Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell announce the arrival of baby Powerful Queen". CNN. Archived from the original on July 26, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  7. Uwumarogie, Victoria (May 21, 2021). "Lucky Number 7: Is Nick Cannon Having Another Baby?". Essence.
  8. Boucher, Ashley (June 16, 2021). "Nick Cannon and Abby De La Rosa Welcome Twin Boys, Zion and Zillion". People.
  9. "Nick Cannon Is Expecting His 7th Child, a Baby Boy With Alyssa Scott". Us Weekly. 2021-06-21. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  10. Santoro, Alessia (July 4, 2021). "Nick Cannon Is a Father of 7! He and Model Alyssa Scott Welcomed a Son Named Zen". Yahoo!. Verizon Media. Archived from the original on August 10, 2022. Retrieved August 1, 2022.
  11. "Nick Cannon on Possibly Having More Kids and New Talk Show (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. September 23, 2021. Retrieved 2022-06-08.
  12. Segarra, Edward (2022-01-31). "It's a boy! Nick Cannon reveals he's expecting a child with model Bre Tiesi, his eighth". USA Today.
  13. "Nick Cannon is the Father of Abby De La Rosa's Baby on the Way". TMZ. Retrieved 2022-06-08.

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