Although he may be more famous than he's ever been at present due to his uber-famous wife, actor and rapper Nick Cannon has had a bust career on his own. Born on October 8, 1980 in San Diego, California, Nick is a natural comedian. By the time he was 11, he was performing stand-up routines on his father's cable access show. He also had the music in him, forming the rap duo Da Bomb Squad with a friend and landing opening gigs for such performers as Will Smith, LFO and 98 Degrees. In his teens, Nick moved to Hollywood and honed his comedy skills, taking the stage at legendary LA comedy clubs like The Improv and the Comedy Store. After graduating from high school in 1998, he joined the cast of Nickelodeon's popular sketch comedy show All That and in 2002 got his own, self-titled show on the kids' network. Later that year, he made his feature film debut in Drumline and followed that up with a reboot of the Patrick Dempsey comedy Can't Buy Me Love, Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003. 2005 brought Nick more box-office success with the retro roller skating comedy Roll Bounce and the comedy The Underclassman, which he also executive produced. Nick has since created two comedy shows for MTV, the improv competition Wild 'N Out and the sketch comedy series Short Circuitz and appeared in the critically-acclaimed film Bobby. On April 30, 2008, after only dating for a month, Nick wed singer Mariah Carey in a private beachfront ceremony on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. No matter what the future brings, Nick Cannon is ready to roll with the changes.
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