LL Cool J & Chris O'Donnell

Video: A chat with LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell


"Reznikov, N." - The NCIS: LA team finds themselves in danger while investigating a kidnapping case of a man claiming to be Callen's father, on the 100th episode of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Chris O'Donnell
Special Agent G. Callen in NCIS: LOS ANGELES
Chris O'Donnell made his motion picture debut with a critically acclaimed performance as Jessica Lange's rebellious son in the Paul Brickman feature "Men Don't Leave," followed by a memorable cameo in Jon Avnet's Academy Award-nominated "Fried Green Tomatoes," and the romantic drama "Mad Love," opposite Drew Barrymore.
In 1993, O'Donnell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won the Chicago Film Critics Award for his starring role opposite Al Pacino in the multi-Academy Award-winning "Scent of a Woman." He then played swashbuckling D'Artagan in "The Three Musketeers," for which he was named the NATO/ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow in 1994. O'Donnell adopted an Irish accent to star in the romantic comedy "Circle of Friends," and won over audiences with his performance as Robin in "Batman Forever."

His other film credits include the independent drama "Max Payne," "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," "The Sisters," the Golden Globe-nominated film "Kinsey," "Vertical Limit" and the romantic comedy "The Bachelor." Additional film work includes the legal thriller "The Chamber," the period romance "In Love and War," and Robert Altman's "Cookies' Fortune." O'Donnell appeared in the comedy "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" in July last year and will soon be seen in the independent film "A Little Help," opposite Jenna Fischer.
O'Donnell's TV credits include the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominated mini-series, "The Company," "Grey's Anatomy," and a guest starring role in the hit comedy "Two and a Half Men," on the Network.
His Broadway credits include a starring role in Arthur Miller's "The Man Who Had All the Luck."
O'Donnell was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and his five children. His birth date is June 26. He can be followed on Twitter at @ChrisODonnell.

LL Cool J
Special Agent Sam Hanna in NCIS: LOS ANGELES
Two-time Grammy Award winner and three-time NAACP Image Award winner LL COOL J is an entertainment icon who has championed every possible field, from music, film, television, publishing, fashion and philanthropy.

First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums, while 2004's The Definition and 2006's Todd Smith both went gold. He is a multi-platinum artist who is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper. In 2008, he released his critically acclaimed album Exit 13, his appropriately titled 13th and last album for the only label he has called home - Def Jam Recordings.
Continuing his musical expedition three decades after he first released music, LL recently released his critically acclaimed 14th studio album, Authentic. With this new album, the multi-platinum artist returned to the studio and kicked up volume to create a powerful album that came from his true passion for music and would speak to his fans. LL scored his 13th Top-10 Album on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart with Authentic.

Expanding into the digital world, LL founded Boomdizzle Networks (www.boomdizzle.com), which integrates patented collaborative technology with innovative digital marketing to change how music is recorded, distributed, and shared all over the world.

His starring film credits include "The Deal" opposite William H. Macy and Meg Ryan, the "Last Holiday," opposite Queen Latifah, and "Edison," starring Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Justin Timberlake. He will be seen next opposite Robert De Niro in "Grudge Match," to be released Christmas Day 2013.
LL has appeared in more than 30 films and starred opposite acclaimed actors such as Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell in "S.W.A.T.," Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz in "Any Given Sunday" and Gabrielle Union in "Deliver Us from Eva." Other film credits include "Rollerball," "Charlie's Angels," "Kingdom Come," "In Too Deep," "Toys" and "Slow Burn" with Ray Liotta. He has also received a Blockbuster Award for best comedic performance as the "Chef" in Renny Harlin's action film "Deep Blue Sea."

LL transitioned to television with a dramatic performance on the second season premiere of "House" and a comedic guest-star role on "30 Rock" as hip hop mogul Ridiculous
Also an author, his fitness book LL COOL J's Platinum Workout was a New York Times bestseller, and in spring of 2010 he released his second fitness book, LL COOL J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle. In 2002, he released a children's book, And the Winner Is, as part of Scholastic series of books and CDs by today's hottest rap stars called "Hip Kid Hop." LL's book tells the story of a young basketball player who learns the importance of winning and losing gracefully. He also penned a 1997 autobiography, I Make My Own Rules.

In 2012, LL hosted "The GRAMMY® Awards" to rave reviews, and he has produced and hosted "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live Special" for the past five years, on the Network.
LL has always been an avid philanthropist involved in numerous causes, including literacy for kids as well as music and arts programs in schools. Celebrating its eighth anniversary, his charity "Jump & Ball," aims to give back to his local community by offering a five-week athletic and team building program dedicated to bringing wholesome fun to young people. He is also a member of the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet which raises funds and awareness for initiatives tied to the organization.

LL is from Long Island, N.Y. and his birth date is Jan. 14. He resides in New York and Los Angeles with his wife, Simone, and their four children. He can be followed on Twitter at @LLCOOLJ.


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