Ice Cube Biography

Ice Cube is famous American rapper and actor. He became well-known in the late 1980s when he was a member of the popular ‘gangsta’ group N.W.A. After the separation from the group in 1989, Ice decided to pursue solo career as an actor and rapper.

The controversial rapper was born in South-Central Los Angeles on June 15, 1969, as O’Shea Jackson. His father Hosea Jackson was a ground-keeper at the University of California, Los Angeles, while his mother Doris worked as a hospital clerk.

As a young child, Cube was growing up in the borough of LA surrounded by drug dealers, guns and street violence, however, Jackson, managed to stay a good student, passionate about music and sports.


Chris Tucker, Ice Cube, and Bernie Mac in “Friday”

After separating from the group in ’89 Ice Cube has put together a successful career as an actor and musician, and he appeared in the movies Friday (1995), Barbershop (2002) and 21 Jump Street (2012).

Partner and Family – Is Ice Cube Married?

O’Shea Jackson, alias Ice Cube, is married to a beautiful woman named Kimberly A. Woodruff. The happily married couple has four children together.

Kimberly is a director and actress. The audience knows her for movies Hunger (2012) and Bombshell Bloodbath (2014).

It wasn’t that easy for a popular musician to begin a relationship with his future wife. Namely, when the young rapper and his wife met, she was in another relationship. However, couple of months later the two of them met again and began their affair. They got married on April 26, 1992. Nevertheless, Ice Cube and Kimberly had their first son a year earlier. The boy was born on February 24, 1991. Names of their sons are O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Darrel Jackson.


Ice Cube and his wife Kimberly A. Woodruff

Cube’s wife Kimberly Woodruff gave birth to their second son Darrell on December 29, 1992. The Jackson-Woodruff family extended for a first daughter on February 17, 1994. The couple named her Kareema. To follow, on November 27, 1995, Kimberly gave birth to the youngest child to the family, another boy, named Sharif.

The family lives in Encino, California.

What About Ice Cube Height and Weight?

It is hard to find the exact information on rapper’s body measurements, however, it looks like Cube is 173 cm or 5’8” tall. He weighs around 88kg or 194lbs and has a relatively vast body.

How Old is Ace Cube?

As for Cube’s age, he was born on June 15, 1969, which means that exact age of the rapper is 48 years.


Young Ice Cube in high school

Ice Cube Education

Ice Cube’s parents did the smart move and enrolled him to a suburban high school in the San Fernando Valley. Consequently, this opened a new prospective in young Cube’s life and threw a new light on the violence and drugs h was surrounded by as a child.

He became determined to pursue a better future for himself and his family. Many of his friends either got killed or went to jail, which only made his determination not to look back stronger.


Ice Cube and Anthony Anderson in Barbershop

After graduating from high school, Ice Cube enrolled at the Phoenix Institute of technology. Eventually, in 1988 he obtained his two-year degree in architectural drafting.

Ice Cube N.W.A. Career

In the mid-1980s Ice Cube started a group called CIA together with Dr. Dre. This group soon caught audience’s attention. In consequence, the two young rappers united with other fellow rap musicians, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Together, they formed a controversial rap group called N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitude).

Most people consider N.W.A. as one of the pioneers of ‘gangsta’ rap. After the groups’ second album, Straight Outta Compton, published in 1988, young rappers’ fame skyrocketed.

However, the harmony in the group didn’t last too long.

Solo Career of Ice Cube

Towards the end of 1980’s Ice Cube became frustrated with the amount of money he was earning in the group. Thus, he decided to leave N.W.A. and start a solo career.


O’Shea Jackson

In 1990 Cube released his first solo album, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.

Furthermore, he gained success with his partnerships as a rapper and producer. In addition, he even worked with such performers as David Bowie and Trent Reznor.

Around the same time, Ice Cube launched his movie career. Audience showed lots of admiration for his performance in the John Singleton’ s  movie, Boyz n the Hood (1992). Moreover, he landed major roles in some other popular films, like Friday (1995), Three Kings (1999) and Barbershop (2002).

How Much is Ice Cube Net Worth 2017?

According to some reports, Ice Cube net worth 2017 is about $140 million, additionally,  making a great income of $30 million.


Mimi Faust & Ice Cube

Nationality and Ethnicity

Ice cube belongs to American nationality, for the reason that he was born in the United States. He is of Afro-American ethnic group, proud of his ancestry.

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Born:,June 15 1969
Profession:,Rapper and actor
Net Worth:,$140 million
Hair Color:,Black
Eye Color:,Dark brown
Height:,173 cm or 5’8”
Weight:,88 kg or 194 lbs
Married to:,Kimberly A. Woodruff
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,4 (3 boys and 1 daughter)
Birth Sign:,Gemini
Education:,Phoenix Institute of technology

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