August 1, 1963
September 28, 2022
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
80 kg | 176.5 lbs
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.
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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
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)
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.