Nick Cannon: The Inside Scoop About the Musician and Comedian who is Father to 8 Children

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Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 09:28 am

An American actor, musician, comedian, and more, Nick Cannon is a jack-of-all-trades with the many avenues he has gone down. From his start as a stand-up comedian as a kid to delving into the music and acting industry, he has done just about everything.

Most people know him from his relationship and short marriage to musician Mariah Carey, however, Cannon has made a name for himself overall. He is also known for producing and directing several projects and is a big believer in giving back to the community.

Want to know more about Nick Cannon and his many talents? Keep reading to find out.

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Nick Cannon at Time 100 Gala in 2010. Photo by David Shankbone.

Who is Nick Cannon?

Nicholas Scott Cannon was born on October 8, 1980, to James Cannon, who was a televangelist, and Beth Hackett, who was an accountant. Although his parents went their separate ways when he was young, he was able to follow his passions.

What started as music when his grandfather gave him musical instruments turned into an interest in comedy. It was during this time that he performed at one of his father’s events and evolved to later performing at other comedy clubs.

Since then, Nick Cannon has been involved in the music industry, performed stand-up comedy, acted in a variety of television shows and movies, and many other performance-based activities.

Where is Nick Cannon From?

Although he was born in San Diego, California, after his parent’s separation, he was often shuffled back and forth between his father and grandparents. This meant that Nick was often going to either California or North Carolina constantly.

It was during this time in his life that he started doing stand-up comedy after doing so on his dad’s public access show. He also became involved with the music industry during this time as well.

Nick Cannon’s Movies and More

While Cannon has always loved comedy, he also became an actor starring in several television shows and movies. His entry into the acting world came when he starred in Nickelodeon’s All That and moved on from there.

Here are some of Nick Cannon’s movies:

  • Men in Black II (2002) alongside Will Smith
  • Drumline (2002)
  • Shall We Dance? (2004)
  • Roll Bounce (2005)
  • Bobby (2006)

Check out these television shows Nick Cannon has been a part of:

  • The Nick Cannon Show
  • Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Appearances in The Real Husbands of Hollywood
  • The Masked Singer

While this is not an exhaustive list of Cannon’s acting, directing, and producing resume, it should give you an idea of how multi-talented he truly is.

How Tall is Nick Cannon?

As with many celebrities, the actual height and weight of Nick Cannon seem to fluctuate depending on the source you are reading. Although many reports have him being about 6 feet tall, most report that he is about 5’10” to be exact.

Who is Nick Cannon Dating?

When it comes to celebrities, many people are just as curious about their personal lives as they are about what they are doing in their professional lives. This is especially true when it comes to who celebrities are currently dating or have been seen with.

Nick Cannon has certainly had his share of relationships over the years, including the marriage to Mariah Carey. Since then, he has been connected with several other women, some of which he has had children.

Currently, in 2022, Nick Cannon is in a relationship with Bre Tiesi, who is a real estate agent and model. Their relationship has been on and off for many years, always seemingly coming back together.

@nickcannonIntroducing LEGENDARY LOVE CANNON! Aka LL COOL CANNON! Aka LLC! Aka YOUNG LE-LO! Aka BROTHER LOVE!♬ Eyes Closed – Nick Cannon


How Many Children Does Nick Cannon Have?

With the many relationships Nick Cannon has been known for over the years, it is no surprise that he has several children from different women. He currently has 8 kids through five women he has been involved with throughout his career.

Nick Cannon’s wife at the time, Mariah Carey, made him a father for the first time with the birth of their twins, Moroccan Scott and Monroe Cannon. 

Here is a list of Nick Cannon’s other children:

  • Golden “Sagon” and Powerful Queen 
  • Zion and Zillion Cannon 
  • Zen Cannon 
  • Legendary Cannon 

It is important to note that Nick Cannon’s son, Zen Cannon passed away when he was 5 months old from a brain tumor.

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How Many Baby Mommas Does Nick Cannon Have?

Many people love to gossip about the many women Nick Cannon has been involved with over the years. It was through many of these women that Nick Cannon became the father of currently eight children. 

Check out this list of Nick Cannon’s baby mommas:

  • Mariah Carey – Moroccan and Monroe
  • Brittany Bell – Golden and Powerful
  • Abby De La Rosa – Zion and Zillion
  • Alyssa Scott – Zen (who passed away)
  • Bre Tiesi – Legendary

What is Nick Cannon’s Net Worth?

Throughout his career, Nick Cannon has dove into many avenues of the celebrity world. From comedy to television and from movies to music, he has had an amazing career thus far and has the riches to prove it.

It is estimated that Nick Cannon’s net worth is currently about $30 million or more from the various activities he has participated in.

He not only has been involved in these different avenues of entertainment but is also said to be an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He owns and operates Ncredible Entertainment which is a multimedia corporation that focuses on launching projects in many entertainment industries.

Not only does he keep himself busy with his company, kids, and more, he always has time to give back to communities. He not only gives to various charities but also has his charitable foundation, the Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.


The bottom line is that from the moment Nick Cannon hit the entertainment world, he has not stopped even for a second. Whether he is starring in, hosting, or directing television shows and movies or running his company or foundation, Nick Cannon is one of the most influential celebrities of all time.

Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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