- Name: Vanilla Ice
- Age: 49 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $18 Million
- Status: Alive
Vanilla Ice is an American rapper and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1990s with the hit single “Ice Ice Baby”. Ice was born Robert Matthew Van Winkle on October 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas. He was raised by his mother Camilla Beth Dickerson and spent most of his time between Dallas and Miami. He attended R. L. Turner High School briefly before dropping out.
Ice practiced breakdancing and competed in motocross races during his early years. He was a regular performer at the City Lights nightclub where he met future manager Tommy Quon. He opened for a number of performers including MC Hammer, Public Enemy and The D.O.C. Ice’s debut studio album,To the Extreme, was released in September 1990 by SBK Records. The album spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard 200 and sold millions of copies. It featured the singles “Ice Ice Baby”, “Play That Funky Music”, and “I Love You”. Ice released a total of 6 studio albums which includes, Mind Blowin’ (1994), Hard to Swallow (1998), and more recently W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus) (2011).
Ice made his big screen debut in the 1991 live-action film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. He followed up with a lead role as John “Johnny” Van Owen in Cool as Ice (1991). Other film appearances include Da Hip Hop Witch (2000) with Eminem, That’s My Boy (2012) with Adam Sandler, and The Ridiculous 6 (2015) with Terry Crews. Ice hosts the reality show, The Vanilla Ice Project, on the DIY Network. He was chosen to compete on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season 23. His professional dance partner is Witney Carson.
Vanilla Ice is 5ft 11in tall and has a net worth of $18 million. He was romantically link to pop singer Madonna in the early 1990s. Ice wed Laura Giaritta in 1997 and they have two children, Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze. The two reportedly split in 2011 due to cheating allegations. Ice attempted suicide in 1994 in the midst of his failing career. He’s been arrested a number of times on charges ranging from illegal drag racing to grand theft.
Vanilla Ice Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Robert Matthew Van Winkle
- Birthday: October 31, 1967
- How Old : Age: 49 years old
- Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper, Actor, TV Personality
- Years Active: 1985-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $18 Million
- Marriage(s): Laura Giaritta
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: vanillaice.com