L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, to James and Ondrea Smith. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries, his mother began to date a young physical therapist she met while in the hospital. The therapist treated Ondrea kindly, but for years he abused Todd physically and verbally, which resulted in Todd becoming a bully himself. It was during this period that he started wearing hats all the time (one of L.L. Cool J's trademarks is the fact that people never see him without a hat on--until recently). Fortunately, Ondrea finally discovered what this man was doing to her son and left him.
LL Cool J , star of CBS’s hit series NCIS: Los Angeles , was at Comic-Con 2011 to do a panel about the tech gadgets used on the show. Before taking the stage with some of his fellow cast mates, the star sat down to answer some quest more
NCIS: Los Angeles will shed further light on Sam next season in an episode that also highlights LL Cool J's background, Matt Webb Mitovich of TV Line reveals. “It is a very, very powerful episode, one that reveals something about [LL's] character,” NCIS a more