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Ice T’s Net Worth, Height, Age, & Personal Info Wiki

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One of the most well-known hip-hop performers in America is Ice T. Rhyme Pays, his debut album, is well-known. More than 10 million copies were sold due to its enormous success.

The present generation is familiar with the 64-year-old actor because they have seen him on television, even though he had a very long career as a musician. He has appeared in nearly 500 “Law & Order” episodes.

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Ice T's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height5 ft 11 in
1.8 m
Weight200 pounds
90 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Body TypeAverage
Sexual OrientationStraight

Facts About Ice T

NationalityAmerican
Estimate Net Worth$70 million
ReligionAtheist
Zodiac SignAquarius
Birthplace

Newark, New Jersey

BirthdayFebruary 16, 1958

Ice T's Net Worth

Ice T’s estimated net worth as of January 2023 is about $70 Million. He is among the wealthiest hip-hop artists around. He is among the most costly live performers currently available. He has experience as a solo artist and a band member. He has been prosperous in each of those endeavors.

A “Law & Order: SVU” season pays Ice-T $250,000 for each episode or about $6 million before syndication royalties. In this field, Ice-T has been active for almost 40 years. He earns only $ 3 million a year from the royalties of law and order, which accounts for most of his income.

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Ice T's Early Life

On February 16, 1958, Tracy Lauren Marrow was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America. He is the son of Alice Marrow and Solomon, an African-American mechanic who worked for the Rapistan Conveyor Company. His mother, Alice Marrow, is a housewife. (1)

His lighter skin, inherited from his Creole mother, helped him avoid racism when he was a child, despite having experienced it. He had lost both of his parents by the time he was twelve. After his parents passed away when he was 12, he relocated to Los Angeles to live with his cousins. 

Younger Ice T

Due to the passing of his father, Marrow started collecting Social Security at the age of 17, and he also rented an apartment for $90 per month. He stole car stereos and sold marijuana to supplement his girlfriend’s pregnant income.

Ice T's Education

Ice T attended Crenshaw High School and distinguished himself from most classmates by abstaining from drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Although he never joined a gang, there was a lot of gang activity at his school, and many of his buddies belonged to the Crips. Marrow started singing with the Crenshaw High School ensemble, The Precious Few. (2)

Ice T's Personal Life

In 1976, Ice-T and his girlfriend, Adrienne, had a daughter named Lesha Marrow. They raised her while going to high school. Lesha is now an actress and a talk show host. (3)

In 1992, Ice-T dated with Darlene Ortiz for almost seventeen years and had a son with her named Tracy Marrow Jr.

In January 2002, he wed swimsuit model Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin. The couple had a daughter in 2015 named Chanel Nicole Marrow. The couple has been together for 22 years.

Ice T's Career

Music Career

Marrow started using the stage name Ice-T as an homage to Iceberg Slim. He began performing as a DJ at events, which helped him gain more recognition for his rapping. When he and his buddies started robbing jewelry stores, he returned to a life of crime. 

However, following a vehicle accident, he decided to give up his offense and pursue a career as a professional rap artist. His debut single, “Cold Wind Madness,” was released, and despite radio stations refusing to play it because of its explicit lyrics, it was a success in the underground. (4)

In 1984, Ice T released the first of his politically oriented rap singles, “Killers.” In 1987, Ice-T signed a deal with Sire Records, who distributed his debut album, “Rhyme Pays.”

Ice T’s first three albums, which were released in 1987, 1988, and 1989, were all given gold certification by the RIAA; nevertheless, his 1991 album “O.G. Original Gangster,” which is regarded as the first album of gangsta rap, has become his most well-known work. Ice-T earned a Grammy Award in 1991 for Best Rap Performance for “Back on the Block.” 

That same album also featured the introduction of his metal band Body Count, which eventually issued an album of its own and featured the contentious hit “Cop Killer.”

Instead of signing with Sire/Warner Bros., he chose Priority Records. He continued to put out albums with Body Count throughout the 1990s, but in 2006, with the release of “Gangsta Rap,” he returned to his rap roots.

Acting Career

Ice-T launched his acting career in 1984 with the release of the movies “Breakin'” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” in addition to a flourishing music career. These films were released before the release of his debut album (although he does appear on the “Breakin'” soundtrack). 

Ice T played a police detective in “New Jack City” in 1991, co-starred with Denzel Washington and John Lithgow in “Ricochet” in 1991, and went on to play various supporting roles throughout the 1990s. (5)

In 1999, Ice-T starred in the HBO film “Stealth Fighter,” and the following year, he appeared in “Sonic Impact.” In 2000, he made his television debut as detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the popular series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” 

Ice T received his second NAACP Image Award for his performance in the show. Ice-T received his first award for outstanding supporting actor. Ice-T has done some voice acting for video games and appeared on the MTV sketch comedy program “Short Circuitz” in 2007.

Producer

In 2018, Ice T founded two new businesses. The first business is a production house that makes TV series for various networks, while the second is a music studio that makes songs for upcoming performers.

In 2006, Ice T dabbled in reality television with “Ice-Rap T’s School.” Each week, Ice-T handed eight New York Preparatory School students homework, and they competed for a gold chain with a microphone. It was a knockoff of VH1’s British reality program “Gene Simmons’ Rock School.” The band supported Public Enemy as the opening act on the 2006 season finale. (6)

On E, he also had a reality program! The television program “Ice Loves Coco” focused on his marriage to Nicole “Coco” Austin.

Author

The books “The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a F—?,” “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-From South Central to Hollywood,” “Kings of Vice,” and “Mirror Image” were written by Ice-T in 1994, 2011, and 2013, respectively. (7)

Podcaster

When he signed a contract with Paragon Collective in December 2013, he debuted in the podcasting industry. Together with his lifelong buddy Mick Benzo, he co-hosts the podcast “Ice-T: Final Level.” 

With prominent guests from the entertainment industry, they debate current affairs, movies, video games, and “Law and Order: SVU” behind-the-scenes in the program. The podcast has garnered favorable reviews.

Ice T's Controversies

Conflict with Soulja Boy

According to Complex, Ice-T and Soulja Boy got into a verbal brawl in 2008 after Ice-T yelled, “F**k Soulja Boy!” in one of his mixtapes by DJ Cisco. According to the source, Ice-T allegedly uttered the phrase “Eat a d**k!” and even declared that Soulja Boy had “killed” hip-hop. (8)

Conflict with LL Cool J

The first of Ice-two T’s conflicts was with LL Cool J in the late 1980s. Ice-T recorded criticisms of LL and publicly derided his tracks, which was sparked by his assertion that he was “the deadliest rapper in the history of rap itself.” The conflict was over by 2012. 

Additionally, he has engaged in verbal combat with Soulja Boy Tell’ Em, accusing him of “destroying hip hop” and disparaging his song “Crank That.” The two rappers exchanged multiple tapes in which they criticized one another.

Body Count Album: "Cop Killer”

When a dispute over a protest song he wrote against police violence emerged in the summer of 1992, Ice-T had to learn this lesson the hard way. O.G., Ice’s fourth album, Body Count, a side endeavor of his, was first featured in Original Gangster. Since there was no rapping on the album, the group reflected Ice’s love of heavy metal and aggressively addressed societal problems, including racism and other racial issues. (9)

In March 1992, a few weeks before the cops accused of assaulting King were cleared, the Body Count album and “Cop Killer” entered the fray, sparking a series of riots around Los Angeles. Soon, other police organizations were urging a boycott of the record and Time Warner, the label’s parent firm and Ice T’s employer. 

While actor Charlton Heston, a Time Warner shareholder, put pressure on the firm at a stockholder’s meeting by reciting lyrics from the album to a group of TV teams, then-president George Bush even joined in on the dispute, calling the song “sick.”

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Ice T's Humanitarian Works

Ice-T established the Male Awareness Foundation and Chubb Rock, together with seasoned music manager Mickey Bentson, his wife, Toya Bentson, and Dr. Annie Ford, even though the two MCs have never worked together as emcees.

The charity promotes good health by conducting screenings for cancer, particularly for oral, testicular, colon, pancreatic, and other types of illness. (10) Ice T is also a big supporter of Creative Hope Studios. It is an organization that aims to put up recording studios in juvenile facilities.

Ice T's Real Estate & Other Properties

Ice T purchased a penthouse condo in New Jersey in 2006. He currently resides in Edgewater, New Jersey, with his family. His New Jersey property has an 11 million dollar price tag. The New Jersey neighborhood of Edgewater is regarded as one of the most costly ones. The residence offers a wide-angle view of the cityscapes, eateries, and other urban buildings. 

His Hollywood Hills home is well known for its design. There were five bathrooms and four bedrooms in this house. The featured home on “MTV Cribs” boasts a retractable roof, home theater, pool, and spa. Additionally, there are various patios, entire bars, and unique aquariums. (11)

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