Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known as Ice-T, began his career as a rapper in the early 80s, signing on to Sire Records in 1987. He went on to release multiple albums and later founded his own label, Rhyme $yndicate Records. In 1991, he introduced heavy metal band Body Count, which he cofounded.
In addition to releasing music, he began acting in the 80s, appearing in multiple movies including Breakin’, New Jack City and Tank Girl. In 1995, he landed a TV role on Dick Wolf’s New York Underground, which earned him an NAACP award. In 2000, he joined Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Odafin “Fin” Tutuola.
Ice-T married Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin in January 2002 and the couple welcomed daughter Chanel in 2015. He also has two children, LeTesha, 44, and Tracy, 29, from past relationships.