Tracy Lauren Marrow is the real name of which US rapper and actor?
Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and producer. He began his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album "Rhyme Pays". It is reportedly the first hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker. The following year, he founded the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records (named after his collective of fellow hip-hop artists called the "Rhyme $yndicate") and released another album, "Power", which would go platinum. He also released several other albums that went gold.
As an actor, Ice-T played small parts in the films "Breakin'" and its sequels, "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" and "Rappin'", during the 1980s, before his major role debut, starring as police detective Scotty Appleton in "New Jack City" (1991). He received top billing for his role in "Surviving the Game" (1994) and continued to appear in small roles in TV series and other films throughout the 1990s.
Since 2000, he has portrayed NYPD Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on the NBC police drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". A reality television show titled "Ice Loves Coco" ran for three seasons (2011–2013) on E!, featuring the home life of Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin. In 2018, he began hosting the true crime documentary "In Ice Cold Blood" on the Oxygen cable channel, which as of 2020 is in its third season