American rapper, musician and actor born on 1st August 1963, his real name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.
Coolio's debut single "Fantastic Voyage" was released in 1994, then Gangsta's Paradise in 1995 which is part of the soundtrack to the film "Dangerous Minds".
His acting portfolio inlcudes:
Batman & Robin The Nanny Leprechaun: In The Hood
Coolio has also appeared in 'UK Celebrity Big Brother", "Celebrity Fear Factor" & "Celebrity Bootcamp".
He is often referred to in songs by rapper 'Snoop Dogg'.