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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameO'Shea Jackson
Nickname Cube
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 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 (28 November 1992 - present) ( 4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Dark menacing scowling eyes
More often than not sports a beard

Trivia (20)

Rapper/actor, and ex-N.W.A. member.
Attended the 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).
Legally changed his name to Ice Cube.
Attended and graduated from William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. Attended alongside fellow rapper Danny Boy O'Connor of House of Pain.
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). However, he failed to receive a nomination.
Appeared on Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Kings" list with $13 million in earnings. [2007]
Said (08.07.08) during an interview with Mark S. Allen on the GoodDay Sacramento morning show that his favorite movie is Jaws (1975). He mentioned that someone added Pretty Woman (1990) down as his favorite on IMDb as a joke.
Owns and operates his own record label, Lench Mob Records; and production company, Cube Vision.
He was considered for the role of Max Durocher in the crime drama Collateral (2004), which went to Jamie Foxx.
His favorite films are The Godfather (1972), Citizen Kane (1941), Trading Places (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Jaws (1975).
Is a supporter of the Oakland Raiders American Football team. Additionally, he performed their anthem 'Come and get it'.
He was born four months and four days after fellow Los Angeles native Jennifer Aniston.
Is mentioned in the song "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by The Offspring.
Endorses Coors Light beer and St. Ides malt liquor.
His estimated net worth is $140 million.
Has appeared in at least six different sequels.
First ever album he bought was Run-D.M.C.'s 1984 release.
Friends with Ice-T and Kevin Hart. Cousin of rapper Del.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 12, 2017 (three days before his 48th birthday).

Personal Quotes (4)

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.
[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.

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