Nicholas Scott Cannon, or very well known for his celebrity name ‘Nick Cannon’ is an American Musician, Rap Artist, Comedian, TV Host, Film Writer, Television Producer, and Film Director. 

Personal Details

Stage Name: Nick Cannon
Full Name: Nicholas Scott Cannon
Gender: Male
Birthday: October 8, 1980
Place of Origin: California, United States
Age: 40
Height: 6’
Nationality: American
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Status: Single
Spouse: Mariah Carey from 2008 to 2016
Profession: Musician, Singer, Rap Artist, Actor, Comedian, TV Personality, Writer, Television Producer, Presenter, and Record Producer
Total Net Worth: $30 million

Personal Life

Nicholas Scott Cannon was born in San Diego, California, United States, on October 8, 1980. He is now 40 years old. 

Nick grew up and was raised by his paternal grandfather, which he and his father referred to as ‘dad’. They have lived in a gang-related community in the Southeast part of San Diego, in Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects. Because of this, Nick in his teens got affiliated with the local street gang ‘Lincoln Park Bloods’. He stated that he already cut connections with the gang after an unfortunate event of losing a close friend. 

He had his education in Monte Vista High School, in Spring Valley, where he graduated in 1998. Nick was active in school by participating as the president of the African Student Coalition and in sports by joining the track and field team. During his teen days, he had his first stage debut by doing stand up comedy in his father’s local cable access show. 

Nick was married to famous celebrity ‘Mariah Carey’ in 2008. The couple have 4 children, fraternal twins, a daughter, and a son. The couple initially had separated in 2014, but got back together in 2015. Sadly, the couple finalized their divorce in 2016. 

In 2012, Nick was having challenges with his health concerning ‘mild kidney failure’ and ‘pulmonary embolism’, he also shared that his kidney problems were due to his ‘lupus nephritis’. 

Nick was inspired that he continued and graduated his education in Criminology/Administration of Justice in a minor African Studies, in Howard University, 2020. 



Nick continued his first passion on stage as a stand up comedy by going on a comedy tour in 2010, starting at the ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, in Montreal. 

He produced in 2011, his first stand up comedy special ‘Mr. Showbiz’, filmed in Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas. It was then premiered in the same year of its filming, and made available on iTunes. 


Nick started his music career in 1999, when he belonged to a singing group called ‘Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad’, they presented show openings for well known artists like 98 Degrees, Montell Jordan, and Will Smith. 

He signed his first record label with Jive Records in 2001. In 2005, Nick finally had his own record label called ‘Can-I-Ball Records. 

In 2009, He cancelled his first record label and started a new one called N’Credible Entertainment. He was able to release his debut mixtape ‘Child of the Corn’ in 2011. 

Up until the present time, Nick continued his career and passion in singing and rap. 


Nick’s career in filmatography started in 2000 with his first film role as a chess club kid in ‘Whatever It Takes’. He has a total of 25 films with minor to major roles. His recent film was Nick Cannon: The Vlad Couch in 2017. 

He had roles in voice acting for shows ‘Garfield: The Movie’, ‘The Adventures of Brer Rabbit’, and ‘Monster House’. 

He also wrote, produced, and directed movies like, ‘Underclassman’, ‘Day of the Dead’, ‘School Gyrls’, ‘Drumline:A New Beat’, ‘King of the Dancehall’ and ‘School Dance’.


His television roles and appearances started in 1998 with several minor roles in television series ‘All That’ and ‘Kenan & Kei’. He has a total of 26 Television roles. His recent television project is the host of ‘The Masked Singer’ in 2019 up to present time. 

His notable TV works are ‘The Nick Cannon Show’, ‘Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out’, ‘Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz’, ‘Incredible Crew’ and ‘Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon’, where he plays the lead role, writer, and executive producer. 

He also hosted in 2009 to 2016 America’s Got Talent, 2009 to 2019 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, 2010 The Nightlife, and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. 


Nick has a great personality and stage appearance. This is why he became an icon in hosting famous shows like America’s Got Talent, Ebony Magazine Power 100 Awards, MTV shows, Nickelodeon Awards Ceremony, and several of his own television and film series. 

Radio Host

In 2010, Nick also expanded his hosting to radio morning shows. He also has a weekly program on CBS Radio, called Cannon’s Countdown.

However, in 2012, he stepped down from his role because of health issues. 

This current time, he is still hosting his own radio shows at Power 106, Los Angeles, called ‘Nick Cannon Mornings’. 

Awards and Nominations

All throughout his career as a musician, actor, and multimedia personality, he has received several awards and nominations. 

He has received nominations in Black Reel Awards for his movies in Drumline (2003) and Roll Bounce (2006), Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actor in 2001 and 2003, MTV Movie Awards in 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards for the film Bobby in 2007, Teen Choice Awards in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007. 

He has won awards in NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2012, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actor in 2002, and Hollywood Film Festival for Ensemble of the Year in 2006. 

Nick Cannon total net worth

Nick Cannon is one of the most famous artists during his generation. He has been well known for his music, comedies, roles in movies, and tv appearances in shows. His personalities in shows are very diverse and unique that many fans, celebrities, and critics admired him for it. 

He has a total net worth of $30 million.


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