|NET WORTH:||$40 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Rapper|
|Born:||February 16, 1958|
|Children:||3 (Letesha, Tracy Jr, Chanel Nicole)|
|Birth Name:||Tracy Lauren Marrow|
|Height:||6ft. 1in. (1.8m)|
Ice T is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, and author. He is best-known for his controversial single Cop Killer. He started as an underground rapper in the 1980s before signing a contract with Sire Records in 1987.
Tracy Lauren Marrow was born on February 16, 1958 in New Jersey. At the age of eight, his mother died due to a heart attack. After four years, his father died in a car accident.
Being an orphan, Ice-T lived with his aunt in View Park-Windsor Hills. He went to Palms Junior High and later transferred to Crenshaw High School. His interest in heavy metal music was influenced by his cousin who is an avid rock fan.
From 1979 to 1983, he served the US Army to support his girlfriend and daughter. His earnings from selling stolen car stereos and cannabis were not enough.
After serving in the army, he recorded the rap called The Coldest Rap in 1983 for Saturn. He released his debut album entitled Rhyme Pays in 1987 under Sire. The album was certified gold.
Ice T Wife
Ice-T is happily married to actress, model, and dancer Nicole “Coco Austin” Marrow since 2002. They renewed their marriage vows on June 4, 2011 in Hollywood. They welcomed their daughter, Chanel Nicole, on November 28, 2015. The pair starred in Ice Loves Coco, a reality TV show that follows their daily lives. The show aired from June 12, 2011 until January 6, 2013. They’ve also hosted their talk show Ice & Coco in August 2015, but lasted for three weeks only.
Ice-T had two children from his past relationships. Letesha, who was born on March 20, 1976, with his ex-girlfriend Adrienne. She was followed by Tracy Jr., who was born in 1992, with Darlene Ortiz.
Ice-T Net Worth
As of January 2020, Ice-T’s estimated net worth is $80 million. Majority of his wealth came from his album sales. Home Invasion earned $567K, Rhyme Pays with $523K, and The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech… Just Watch What You Say! With $538K. He also earned from his movies, television shows, and books.
His album O.G. Original Gangster, which was released in 1991, made it to number 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It also peaked at number 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and went gold. Its total sales is $543K.
Aside from being a talented rapper, Ice-T has written some successful books. The Ice Opinion: Who Fives a F—? was released in 1994. It was followed by Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-From South Central to Hollywood. In the same year, he also published Kings of Vice. In 2013, he released Mirror Image.
Between 1987 and 1988, he recorded the title theme song for the film Colors. In 1992, he released his album Body Count. It includes his controversial song Cop Killer. The song was intended to share a criminal’s viewpoint on getting revenge on racist and brutal cops. It enraged various police advocacy groups, the National Rifle Association, and government officials. In line with the controversies, Time Warner Music refused to release his Home Invasion album.
Ice-T also appeared in various movies including Who’s the Man and Forbidden.
His breakthrough for the TV series came when he portrayed NYPD Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola in NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It focuses on the Special Victims Unit, squad trained to investigate sexually-related crimes. It ran from September 20, 1999 up to present.