Ice Cube Biography

Updated On Dec 20, 2017 Published On May 16, 2016
Facts of Ice Cube
Date of Birth: 1969 , June-15
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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On 26th of April 1992, Ice Cube got married to Kimberly Woodruff. Kimberly Woodruff is a beautiful lady and a loving mother of five children. She is a lovely housewife and they are still strongly bonded into this married life. He is now aged 48 years old and his height is five feet and eight inches tall. His nationality is American.

When Ice Cube was in his early teens, he induced his interest in music, especially rap. He attended George Washington Preparatory High School's Los Angeles keyboarding class and there he used to write rap songs. He wrote his first rap song when he was in his 9th grade. He was just 16 when he sold his first rap. He was also enrolled at William Howard Taft High School. With the completion of his high school graduation, he joined Phoenix Institute of Technology where he majored in architectural drafting. In 1984, he and his friends K-Dee and Sir Jinx formed a hip-hop group named C.I.A. and they began performing in several events and parties.

During his time with C.I.A., he became close to Dr. Dre as Dr. Dre was fascinated his writing skills. He also began producing music videos since the mid-1980s. In 1987, he worked on the Dr. Dre’s single My Posse. He also became a member of N.W.A and began writing Dr. Dre's and Eazy-E's rhymes. From 1989, he began pursuing his solo career. His debut album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted was released on 16th of May 1990. His second solo album Death Certificate was released at the end of 1991.

Besides being well known as a rapper, he is also an actor. In 1991, he appeared in an American teenhood drama film Boyz n the Hood where he portrayed the role of Darin "Doughboy" Baker. In the 1990s, he appeared in several movies as an actor as well as a producer and director. Some of his best acting works, Lottery Ticket, which he also produced, 22 Jump Street, The Book of Life, XXX: Return of Xander Cage. In 2018, he will appear as Craig Jones in a movie Last Friday, which he will also produce and write.

In August 2016, Ice Cube tweeted over a fake Donald Trump endorsement. On 27 of August, he tweeted, "I will never endorse a mothafucka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!"

Ice Cube is a well-known face in the world of endorsements, he endorses brands like Coor Light and St. Les Malt Liquor. In the year 2017, his collection stands at $30 million, acting, albums, endorsements, which add to his annual income. Ice Cube owns a V8 Vantage Roadster, that is worth $140 thousand, Navigator Ultimate worth $70 thousand.

In 2016, he bought a mansion in Marina del Rey, California for $7.25 million. His millions worth house is made out a 7,575 square foot area which consists 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a formal dining room, a family room, a home theater and a bar area.

His net worth is $140 million as of 2017-18.

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Born in Baldwin Hills, California, United States

June 15 , 1969

Known for his dark menacing scowling eyes and his violent, confrontational, and aggressive character, Ice Cube was born by the name O'Shea Jackson in the late 1960s in Baldwin Hills, California, United States of America to Doris and Hosea Jackson. His father was a groundskeeper and a machinist. He is of black ethnicity.

Sold his first song

1985

When Ice Cube was in his early teens, he induced his interest in rap. He attended George Washington Preparatory High School's Los Angeles keyboarding class and there he used to write rap songs. He wrote his first rap song when he was in his 9th grade. He was just 16, when he sold his first rap.

Attended Phoenix Institute of Technology

1987

He was enrolled at William Howard Taft High School. With the completion of his high school graduation, he joined Phoenix Institute of Technology where he majored in architectural drafting. He earned a degree from there within a year. 

Formed a hip hop group CIA

1984

In 1984, he and his friends K-Dee and Sir Jinx formed a hip hop group named C.I.A. and they began performing in several events and parties. During that time, he became close to Dr. Dre as Dr. Dre was fascinated by the writing skills of Cube.

Released Dr. Dre's single My Posse

1987

He also began producing music videos since the mid 1980s. In 1987, he worked on the Dr. Dre’s single My Posse. He also became member of N.W.A and began writing Dr. Dre's and Eazy-E's rhymes.

Released his debut solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

May 16 , 1990

From 1989, he began pursuing his solo career. His debut album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted was released on 16th of May 1990. This album became massive hit but his album was also accused of misogyny and racism.

Began his acting career

1991

Besides being well known as a rapper, he is also an actor. In 1991, he appeared in an American teen hood drama film Boyz n the Hood where he portrayed the role of Darin "Doughboy" Baker.

Produced Friday

1995

He began his acting career in 1991 and he produced his first film in 1995. He made his production debut by producing an American stoner buddy comedy film Friday. He is also the producer of the movie Dangerous Ground. 

Married to Kimberly Woodruff

April 26 , 1992

On 26th of April 1992, Ice Cube got married to Kimberly Woodruff. Kimberly Woodruff is a beautiful lady and a loving mother of four children. She is a lovely housewife and they are still strongly bonded into this married life. 

First child, O'Shea Jackson Jr

February 24 , 1991

An American actor O'Shea Jackson Jr. is the first child of Ice Cube and his lovely wife Kimberly Woodruff. O'Shea Jackson Jr. was born from the romantic love affairs of his parents on 24th of February 1991. 

Second child, Darrel Jackson

December 29 , 1992

He became father for the second time in his life at the end of 1992. He and his loving wife Kimberly Woodruff welcomed their second child together on 29th of December and that time it was a son and they named him Darrel Jackson.

Won Image Awards

2011

He got his first nomination in Image Awards in 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. He also got his nomination in this award in 2003 and he was awarded with this award in 2011 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Won Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1992

In 1992, he got nominated in Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Most Promising Actor. He won this award from his later nomination. He has also once been honored with Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. 

Won AFI Awards, USA

2016

He got his first nomination in AFI Awards, USA in 2016 and that was for his work on the movie Straight Outta Compton. He was also honored with this award that year for Movie of the Year. He also won All Def Movie Awards in 2016.