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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 June 1969Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameO'Shea Jackson
Nickname Cube
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ice Cube 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 Outta Compton" (Ruthless/Priority, 1989), including the title track, "Gangsta Gangsta" and "Express Yourself". He quit the band over business differences in 1990 and began a still-growing series of commercially and critically acclaimed solo albums, starting with "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" (Priority, 1990). His second solo album, "Death Certificate" (Priority, 1991), a concept album about the fall and rise of the Black man, sold two million copies, and his subsequent solo output (six albums to date total) has sold over ten million copies. He has also discovered Yoyo, Del, K-Dee and Mack 10. He has also produced, written, toured and recorded with Public Enemy, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Clinton, The D.O.C., Michel'e, Big Daddy Kane, WC & The Madd Circle (which spawned the solo career of Coolio), former N.W.A. bandmate Dr. Dre and Cypress Hill. He has also recorded with two post-N.W.A. side-project bands, Da Lench Mob ("Guerillas In Tha Mist", Street Knowledge/East-West, 1991) and Westside Connection ("Bow Down", Priority, 1996). His movie career has been no less stellar. Ice Cube's debut in Boyz n the Hood (1991) led to more roles in such films as Trespass (1992), Dangerous Ground (1997) and Anaconda (1997). He also appeared as himself in the comedy CB4 (1993). He is also no stranger to the other side of the camera, directing videos for himself as well as Prince and Color Me Badd, as well as co-writing his screenwriting debut, Friday (1995).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: CJ Marsicano <irieduck@ptd.net>

Spouse (1)

Kimberly Woodruff (26 April 1992 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Dark menacing scowling eyes
More often than not sports a beard

Trivia (13)

Rapper/actor, and ex-N.W.A. member.
Education: Phoenix Institute of Technology.
Children: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (B. February 24, 1991) Darryl Jackson (B. December 29, 1992) Kereema Jackson (B. February 17, 1994) and Shareef Jackson (B. November 17, 1995).
Began Cubevison production Company.
Cousin of rapper Del.
Legally changed his name to Ice Cube.
Graduated from William Howard Taft High school in Woodland Hills, California.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actor category for his performance in the film xXx: State of the Union (2005). He failed to receive a nomination, however.
Appeared on Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Kings" list with $13 million in earnings.
Said (08.07.08) during an interview with Mark S. Allen on the GoodDay Sacramento morning show that his favorite movie is Jaws. He mentioned that someone added Pretty Woman down as his favorite on IMDb as a joke.
Owns and operates his own record label, Lench Mob Records; and production company, Cube Vision.
Was considered for the role of Max in Collateral (2004).
His favorite films are The Godfather (1972), Citizen Kane (1941), Trading Places (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), and Jaws (1975).

Personal Quotes (3)

I'm not the type of actor who is trying to do a whole bunch of different shit, you know what I mean?
I think reading is important in any form. I think a person who's trying to learn to like reading should start off reading about a topic they are interested in, or a person they are interested in.
If you think about stuff that happened when you were young, it stays with you forever. South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don't wanna move out. They don't want to and they don't have the means to sustain it. That's where my heart is and that's what I think about all the time.

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