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Artis Leon Ivey Jr., known professionally as Coolio was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States, on August 1, 1963, was an American rapper and actor. Young Coolio first started rapping as a teenager. He recorded his first single "Whatcha Gonna Do?" in 1987. He made his big screen debut in comedy film Dear God (1996) in role as Gerard. He got his television debut in The WB sitcom The Parent 'Hood (1995) in episode "Trust a Move", in role as The Gangster. Coolio's breakthrough came as as a member of gangsta rap group "WC and the Maad Circle". He released his debut studio album "It Takes a Thief" in 1994.

How tall was Coolio and what was his weight? Coolio's height was 5' 9" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 175 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 176.5 іn pоunds or 80 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.


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Birth Date

August 1, 1963


September 28, 2022


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 9 in | 175 cm


80 kg | 176.5 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Best Movies

He won the Golden Reel International Film Festival April Award for Best Ensemble Cast for his role as Roger in drama history film Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves (2008).

He played Jonathan Crane in superhero movie Batman & Robin (1997).

He voiced Kwanzaa-bot in animated science fiction comedy adventure film Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007).

Judgment Day (1999) science fiction action as Luther / 'Lucifer'

Leprechaun in the Hood (2000) black comedy slasher as Himself

Red Water (2003) horror as Ice

Stealing Candy (2003) thriller as Brad Vorman

Dracula 3000 (2004) science fiction horror as 187

A Wonderful Night in Split (2004) drama as Franky

Pterodactyl (2005) horror as Capt. Bergen

Three Days to Vegas (2007) comedy as The Flow

Best TV Shows

He created and starred in web series Cookin' with Coolio (2008).

He starred in MuchMore reality TV show Coolio's Rules (2008).

He played Irwin in CBS sitcom The Nanny (1998).


Studied at Compton Community College.

Had African American ancestry.

He released studio albums:

It Takes a Thief (1994)

Gangsta's Paradise (1995), for which he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album

My Soul (1997) (2001)

El Cool Magnifico (2002)

The Return of the Gangsta (2006)

Steal Hear (2008)

From the Bottom 2 the Top (2009)

He won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for single "Gangsta's Paradise" in 1996.

He released a cookbook Cookin' with Coolio in 2009.

He won the American Music Awards for Favorite Rap / Hip-Hop Artist in 1996 and 1997.

He was spokesperson for Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Coolio died on September 28, 2022, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 59.


He was married to Josefa Salinas (1996-2000) they had four children: Artisha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Artis Ivey and Jackie Ivey.


He dated singer Adina Howard.