Nick Cannon, January 2007
|Born||October 8, 1980
San Diego, California,
|Occupations||Rapper, comedian, record producer, actor, television host|
|Labels||Jive, Can I Ball, Columbia|
Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, rapper, and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenage sketch comedian on All That before going on to host shows The Nick Cannon Show and Wild 'N Out and the fourth season of America's Got Talent. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. As a rapper, he released a self-titled debut album in 2003 with the hit single "Gigolo", a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2006, Cannon recorded singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for a planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married singer Mariah Carey in 2008.
Cannon was born in San Diego to Beth Gardner and James Cannon, a televangelist who hosted a public access TV ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a child, Cannon divided his time with his mother and grandmother in San Diego, and with his father in Charlotte. He began performing at the age of eight, and at the age of eleven, he landed a spot on his father's cable access program performing stand-up comedy. When Cannon was in his mid-teens, he moved to Hollywood, where he performed stand up at The Improv, The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Store. Nick attended Quail Hollow Middle School. He graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1998. When he was cast for the movie Drum Line, he was residing in Southside Terrace off of Nellieville Road in Augusta, Georgia.
Cannon scored his television debut on Nickelodeon's All That. In 2002, he was featured in his own series, The Nick Cannon Show. Later that year, he had his first starring role in Drumline, followed by the 2003 comedy Love Don't Cost a Thing. In 2005, he appeared in Roll Bounce with fellow actor and rapper Bow Wow. That same year, Cannon starred in and executive produced the comedy Underclassman. In 2006, Cannon lent his voice for the animated feature Monster House, followed by a role in the drama Bobby.
His successful sketch comedy show Wild 'n Out ran for 4 seasons on MTV from 2005-2007. The following year, Cannon created Short Circuitz, a sketch comedy series that also aired on MTV, but it was not well received and cancelled shortly after it premiered.
Most recently, he has appeared in the Direct-to-DVD remake of Day of the Dead and the independent drama American Son. He will return to Nickelodeon in the TV movie The School Gyrls, starring the band of the same name created by him.
In 2005, Cannon produced and hosted the MTV improv comedy series Wild 'N Out. In 2009, He hosted the fourth season of America's Got Talent. He also hosted the first and only season of Nickelodeon's Friday Night Slimetime. He also was the DJ on Ellen DeGeneres's Bigger, Longer, And Wider show. In 2009, Cannon hosted the HALO Awards along with Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, LeBron James, and Alicia Keys which premiered on December 11th.
After signing with Jive Records in 2001, he was featured alongside Lil' Romeo and 3LW on the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius soundtrack with a cover of the 1988 hit song "Parents Just Don't Understand". His debut self titled album was released in 2003 and included the single "Your Pops Don't Like Me".
In 2005, Cannon formed his own record label, Can I Ball Records, with plans to release his second album, Stages, later that year. The album's first single, "Can I Live?" was released in July 2005 followed by the second single "Dime Piece" in March 2006. His second album has been shelved and has not seen release as of 2009.
Cannon started hosting a morning show (6-10AM) at 92.3 NOW FM (WXRK-FM) in New York on January 19, 2010.
Cannon dated Grammy-nominated singer and actress Christina Milian  Cannon began dating Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks in February 2007 and just six weeks later on May 7, 2007, Cannon proposed to Ebanks via the Times Square jumbotron. The couple called off their engagement five months later in October 2007.
|Year||Title||Chart positions||Certifications and sales|
|US Hot 100||US
|2003||"Your Pops Don't Like Me"||—||—||—||Nick Cannon|
|"Feelin' Freaky" (with B2K)||92||46||—|
|"Gigolo" (with R. Kelly)||24||21||9|
|2005||"Can I Live?" (with Anthony Hamilton)||—||85||—||Stages|
|2006||"Dime Piece" (with Izzy)||—||70||—|
|2000||Whatever It Takes||Chess Club Kid|
|2002||Men in Black II||MIB Autopsy Agent||Alternative titles: MIB 2
|2003||Love Don't Cost a Thing||Alvin Johnson||Alternative title: Love Don't Co$t a Thing|
|2004||Garfield: The Movie||Louis||Voice|
|Shall We Dance?||Scott|
|2005||The Beltway||Executive producer|
|Underclassman||Tracy "Tre" Stokes||Writer, Executive producer|
|2006||The Adventures of Brer Rabbit||Brer Rabbit||Voice|
|Even Money||Godfrey Snow|
|Monster House||Officer Lester||Voice|
|Goal! 2: Living the Dream...||TJ Harper|
|Day of the Dead||Salazar||Direct-to-DVD release|
|Ball Don't Lie||Mico|
|2010||School Gyrls||Lunch Ladie & Director|
|1998-2000||All That||Various||33 episodes|
|1998-1999||Kenan & Kel||Uncredited/Pizza Boy||4 episodes|
|2000||The Parkers||Garland||1 episode|
|2002-2003||The Nick Cannon Show||Himself||22 episodes
|2004||Chappelle's Show||Himself||1 episode
|2005-2007||Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out||Himself||Writer
|2007||Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz||Himself||8 episodes
|2009-present||America's Got Talent||Himself||Host|
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|2003||Nominated||Black Reel Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance — Viewer's Choice||Drumline|
|2006||Nominated||Best Ensemble||Roll Bounce (Shared with cast)|
|2007||Won||Cannes Film Festival||Male Revelation||
|2006||Won||Hollywood Film Festival||Ensemble of the Year||Bobby (Shared with cast)|
|2001||Nominated||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Television Actor||All That|
|2002||Won||Favorite Television Actor||The Nick Cannon Show|
|2003||Nominated||Favorite Television Actor||The Nick Cannon Show|
|Nominated||MTV Movie Awards||Breakthrough Male Performance||Drumline|
|Nominated||Best Kiss||Drumline (Shared with Zoe Saldana)|
|2007||Nominated||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Bobby (Shared with cast)|
|2003||Nominated||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor — Drama/Action Adventure||Drumline|
|Nominated||Choice Movie Breakout Star — Male||Drumline|
|2004||Nominated||Choice Movie Liplock||Love Don't Cost a Thing (Shared with Christina Milian)|
|Nominated||Choice Movie Liar||Love Don't Cost a Thing|
|Nominated||Choice Movie Chemistry||Love Don't Cost a Thing (Shared with Christina Milian)|
|2006||Nominated||TV — Choice Personality||Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n Out|
|2007||Nominated||TV — Choice Personality||Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n Out|
|Host of America's Got Talent