LL Cool J News

LL Cool J is a famed rapper and actor who now stars as Sam Hanna on NCIS: Los Angeles.

LL Cool J stands for "Ladies Love Cool James."

As a musician he was known for romantic ballads such as "I Need Love," "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover" as well as pioneering hip-hop such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio," "I'm Bad," "The Boomin' System," and "Mama Said Knock You Out."

He has also appeared in several films.

LL Cool J is one of a few hip-hop stars of his era to sustain a successful recording career for more than two decades. He has released 12 studio albums and a greatest hits compilation so far, with his latest album being 2008's Exit 13, the last for LL's record deal with Def Jam Recordings.

He now resides in Manhasset, N.Y., with his wife and four children.

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Bay Shore, New York, U.S.

NCIS: Los Angeles Quotes

It's interesting, you administering that silly test all these years, never bothering to ask what HL stood for.


They spent six months digging through my life before I got the job offer to work here. Grade school report cards, interviewing neighbors, polygraphs, they did a full body cavity search...of my life.