Nick Cannon

Though he originally dreamed of having a music career as a child, actor Nick Cannon found Hollywood success through stand-up comedy. An overall entertainer capable of functioning in several different mediums, Cannon quickly rose up the ranks from warm-up comic to featured performer on the teenage sketch comedy show, "All That" (Nickelodeon, 1994-2005). Only on the show for a year, he nonetheless was a steady presence on the cable station geared for kids, serving as the host of numerous incarnations of "Snick," a programming block that often featured performances by musical guests. Not content with life on the small screen, Cannon ventured into feature films and delivered a good performance as the lead in the surprise hit, "Drumline" (2003). Along with appearing in films like "Love Don't Cost a Thing" (2003), "The Underclassman" (2005) and Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" (2015), Cannon moved into directing with TV musical "School Gyrls" (Nick 2010) and indie drama "King of the Dancehall" (2016). Despite his multitude of projects, including hosting the popular competition series "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 2006- ), Cannon became most famous for marrying and divorcing pop star Mariah Carey, and for engaging in a war of words with rapper Eminem, making him a tabloid staple more for his personal life than his actual work.