‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: How Old Is LL Cool J and How Many Children Does He Have?

NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J is known not only for his acting and rapping skills but also his good looks. One thing a lot of people have commented on his how the entertainer never seems to age. How old is LL Cool J and how many children does he have? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows.

LL Cool J’s workout regimen

LL Cool J | Roy Rochlin/Getty Images
LL Cool J | Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

During most interviews, LL Cool J’s physique becomes a topic of conversation. It’s hard not to see what great shape he’s in. One way LL Cool J stays in top condition is by working out. During a CBS This Morning interview, the rapper/actor tells host Gail King he stays in shape by working out four to five times each week.

“I hit the gym really hard,” LL Cool J told King. “I work out four to five times a week. I do boxing, and I do weights. I do a combination. I do free weights and a lot of cardio because you need stamina.”

How old is LL Cool J?

So, how old is the “Mama Said Knock You Out” singer? LL Cool J was born on January 14, 1968. As of this writing, he is 52 years old.

How many children does LL Cool J have?

LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith reportedly have four children. Their son’s name is Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith and their daughters’ names are Nina Simone Smith, Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith, and Italia Anita Maria Smith.

Why LL Cool J joined the ‘NCIS LA’ cast

LL Cool J withe the NCIS LA cast | Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images
LL Cool J with the NCIS LA cast | Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images

During a 2009 interview with Harry Smith, former host of CBS’ The Early Show, LL Cool J says he decided to join the cast because he was looking to do something different with his career. “You could do a bunch of different things,” says the host. “You had so much success doing many different things. To hitch yourself, your identity, your future, to something like this is not a decision that’s easily made. Why did you do it?” asked the host. LL Cool J spoke about an acting experience he had that swayed him:

I had a great experience on another drama. I did the season opener of another drama a few seasons ago and I caught the bug. I really wanted to act, and I wanted to act on a regular basis. And I wanted to challenge myself and allow myself to go on another level and allow myself to mature and experience something new in my life.

And part of that maturity process is not continuing to do the same things that you’ve always done. So, I decided to commit to this show, commit to what I thought was a great team. I believe in the NCIS brand and hopefully people will enjoy the show.

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