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Ice Cube


Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many of the classic cuts from their debut LP "Straight ... See full bio »

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8 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Friday
Friday Producer
(1995)
Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood Doughboy / Darren
(1991)
22 Jump Street
22 Jump Street Captain Dickson
(2014)
Straight Outta Compton
(2015)

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 2017 xXx: Return of Xander Cage (performer: "Thank God") / (writer: "Thank God" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut (performer: "Real People") / (writer: "Real People" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2016 Keanu (writer: "Fuck Tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2016 Dirty Grandpa (writer: "It Was a Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015/II The Night Before (writer: "Check Yo Self" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (performer: "The Nigga Ya Love To Hate", "No Vaseline") / (writer: "Straight Outta Compton", "Gangsta Gangsta", "The Boyz-N-The-Hood", "Dopeman", "Fuck Tha Police", "8 Ball", "The Nigga Ya Love To Hate", "No Vaseline" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015 Southpaw (writer: "RNS" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2015 Get Hard (writer: "Bow Down" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 Get Santa (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2 (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 Sex Tape (performer: "It Was A Good Day") / (writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 22 Jump Street (performer: "Drop Girl") / (writer: "Drop Girl" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2014 Ride Along (writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2013 In a World... (performer: "It Was A Good Day") / (writer: "It Was A Good Day" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012/I The Watch (writer: "The Boyz In The Hood", "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything (performer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit") / (writer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2012 21 Jump Street (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2011/I Bridesmaids (performer: "Natural Born Killaz") / (writer: "Natural Born Killaz")
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Straight Outta Compton" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2010 Due Date (performer: "Check Ya Self 2010") / (writer: "Check Ya Self 2010" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2009 Fame (writer: "The-Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (performer: "Check Yo Self (Remix)") / (writer: "Check Yo Self (Remix)" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2008 Street Kings (writer: "This Is Los Angeles")
 2007 Who's Your Caddy? (writer: "Straight outta Compton")
 2006 Beerfest (writer: "Dr. Bombay" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2006 Waist Deep (performer: "Child Support") / (writer: "Child Support" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2005 Harsh Times (writer: "Boyz-N-The-Hood" - as O. Jackson)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (performer: "Anybody Seen the Popo's?!") / (writer: "Anybody Seen the Popo's?!" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2003 Hollywood Homicide (performer: "Get 'Em Up") / (writer: "Get 'Em Up" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Dark Blue (writer: "F... tha Police" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "Bow Down" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Friday After Next (performer: "Big Boys") / (writer: "Big Boys", "It's the Holidaze" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse ("STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
 2002 Blade II (performer: "Right Here, Right Now") / (writer: "Right Here, Right Now" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2002 All About the Benjamins (performer: "$100 Bill Y'all") / (writer: "$100 Bill Y'all" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2001 How High (writer: "Chin Check")
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (writer: "Fuck Tha Police")
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (writer: "If I Had No Loot" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 2001 Save the Last Dance (as O'Shea Jackson, "You Can Do It") / (performer: "You Can Do It")
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (performer: "Roll All Day") / (writer: "Roll All Day")
 2000 Next Friday (performer: "You Can Do It") / (writer: "You Can Do It", "Chin Check" - as O. Jackson)
 1999 Office Space (performer: "Down for Whatever" (1993)) / (writer: "Down for Whatever" (1993) - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1998 I Got the Hook Up (performer: "Ghetto Vet")
 1998 Bulworth (performer: "Maniac in the Brainiac", "Wrong Nigga to F*** Wit") / (writer: "Maniac in the Brainiac") / (writer: "Wrong Nigga to F*** Wit" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1998 The Players Club (performer: "You Delinquent", "We Be Clubbin'", "Who Are You Lovin'", "You Know I'm a Ho") / (writer: "You Delinquent", "We Be Clubbin'", "Who Are You Lovin'", "You Know I'm a Ho")
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (writer: "BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "If I Had No Loot") / (writer: "If I Had No Loot" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1997 Anaconda (writer: "Foe Life")
 1997 Dangerous Ground (performer: "The World Is Mine") / (writer: "The World Is Mine")
 1995 Friday (performer: "Friday") / (writer: "You Got Me Wide Open", "Friday")
 1995 Higher Learning (performer: "HIGHER") / (writer: "HIGHER" - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1994 Street Fighter (performer: "Street Fighter") / (writer: "Street Fighter")
 1994 Blankman (producer: "Talk of the Town")
 1993 Menace II Society (writer: "DOPEMAN" (REMIX) - as O'Shea Jackson)
 1993 CB4 (performer: "Steady Mobbin'") / (writer: "Straight Outta Compton", "Steady Mobbin'")
 1992 Trespass (performer: "Trespass") / (writer: "Trespass")
 1991 Grand Canyon (writer: "F*** the Police")
 1991 Boyz n the Hood (performer: "How to Survive in South Central") / (producer: "Mama Don't Take No Mess", "Every Single Weekend", "How to Survive in South Central") / (writer: "Mama Don't Take No Mess", "Every Single Weekend", "How to Survive in South Central")
 1991 New Jack City (writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
 1990 The Freshman (writer: "STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Recorded "Children of the KoRn with Korn for their album "Follow the Leader". Also appeared on Korn's "Deuce" DVD. See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 12 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Westside Connection | O'Shea Jackson | NWA | Ice Cube Nwa

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on hip-hop] The Beastie Boys broke all the walls for me. They were the introduction of "rap is for everybody." You know, it's not just a black thing. When we came out, it was already a foregone conclusion that all types of life listen to rap. All cultures. But we never knew that "Straight Outta Compton" would blow up like it did. See more »

Trivia:

Began Cubevison production Company. See more »

Trademark:

More often than not sports a beard See more »

Nickname:

Cube

Star Sign:

Gemini

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