|Full Name||O’Shea Jackson|
|Birthdate||June. 15, 1969|
|Schools Attended||Taft High School, University of Phoenix Institute of Technology|
|Career||Actor, Rapper, Musician, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Net Worth||$145 million|
|Children||O’Shea Jackson Jr., Shareef Jackson, Karima Jackson, Deja Jackson, and Darrel Jackson|
Ice Cube is a famous American actor, film producer, record producer, director, rapper, and screenwriter. He is indeed a jack of all trades thanks to his sheer talent in different things, especially in the entertainment industry.
He is even a successful entrepreneur and owns a number of highly profitable businesses. He is also considered as a good example of a rags to riches story of an African American rapper who once struggled and finally found the career break they dreamed of.
As of now, Ice Cube belongs to the top ten list of best musicians of all time.
Childhood and Early Bio
Ice Cube was born as O’Shea Jackson on June. 15, 1969 in L.A., California. He grew up in the south central area of Los Angeles, specifically in the Compton neighborhood. His mother was a clerk for a hospital, while his father worked as a University of California groundsman.
One of the first moments when Ice Cube’s music genius bloomed was during the typing course he took in school. It was when he wrote down some of his first rap songs. He was also into basketball as he played for the school’s basketball varsity team as a point guard.
This was when he was still studying at the Taft High School. He graduated from that school and later enrolled at the University of Phoenix Institute of Technology. He took up a degree in architectural drafting.
Start of Career
He then used the rap lyrics he once wrote in high school to form his first rap group he called as the C.I.A. Ice Cube, together with his group, performed at events and celebrations that were once hosted by the music icon, Dr. Dre.
He then became good friends with Dr. Dre, which led to him forming the successful N.W.A. Ice Cube quit his job in 1990 to build up his solo career as a rapper musician.
From the members of the CIA group which he formed, Ice Cube is still considered as the most successful one to make big in the music industry. He even released his first creation, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted.”
Soon after, Ice Cube got named as one of the top ten MCs of all time. Snoop Dog even said that Ice Cube was the best and coolest MC alive. He is very successful as he sold his records by the millions globally.
Ice Cube knew that he was up for bigger things, which is why he then released “Kill at Will.” It made record for being the first hip hop EP to go platinum. He then recorded “Predator” in 1992. This again made record for being featured in the R&B and rap music charts.
This is also considered as the biggest and most successful album Ice Cube has created throughout his music career.
Furthermore, Ice Cube is known to help build up the careers of some of the best rappers in the music industry as he is a well known and famous record producer.
Ice Cube and his Acting Career
Ice Cube isn’t just a successful rapper musician as he’s also made a name for himself in the film industry. One of his most notable appearances was in the movie, “Boyz in the Hood.” He also got featured in movies like “Three Kings” and “XXX: State of the Union.”
Furthermore, Ice Cube also had major characters in films, “Friday,” “Barbershop,” and “Are We There Yet.” These three movies were all successful as it had sequels. Ice Cube also served as the co-writer of the hit film, “Friday.”
Ice Cube also won a number of awards and achievements in the industry. Some of his received awards are the Chicago Film Critics Association’s Most Promising Performer award. He also has been nominated for the award of Best Supporting Actor.
Some of his most recent successful films are, “The Lottery Ticket” and “21 Jump Street.” Ice Cube was also one of the major characters of “Drive Along 1” and “Drive Along 2.” It was where he played alongside Kevin Hart. furthermore, his project called, “Straight Outta Compton” was another big success.
Ice Cube as an Entrepreneur
Ice Cube is also an accomplished entrepreneur as he has his own clothing line company which he called Solo by Cube.
He earned a great deal of money from this, as well as with his endorsements from top brands like Coors Light Beer and St. Ides Liquor. Additionally, he is one of the very few celebrities who have been married for a long time with their spouses.
How much is the net worth of Ice Cube?
According to reports, Ice Cube has a net worth of around $145 million thanks to his successful careers in music, acting, and in business. With this, he was able to live a grand and luxurious lifestyle together with his family.
Take for example the Marina del Rey mansion he bought in 2016. It features six bedrooms and boasts 11 bathrooms.
There is also a wine cellar, home theater, dining room, living room, large office, and a bar area found in the house
According to reports, the mansion measures 7,500 square feet and costs around $7.2 million. There’s also a rooftop swimming pool which has a 360-degree view of the Marina del Rey.
Who is the wife of Ice Cube?
Ice Cube is no doubt one of the most successful rappers of all time. But unlike most celebrities, he manages to have been married only once and not have any controversies or issues and problems.
His home is built on love, kindness, and respect, which might be one of the reasons why he still lives a happy and successful life now, of course, together with his family. Ice Cube married in 1992 to Kimberly Woodruff.
And since then, they’ve been together. Ice Cube even said in one occasion that his success is because of the presence of his ever loving and supportive wife. He even added that he still gets butterflies in his stomach every time he sees Kimberly Woodruff, his wife.
Who are the children of Ice Cube?
Ice Cube, who is also known as O’Shea Jackson, and Kimberly Woodruff, currently has four kids. Their first born is O’Shea Jackson Jr who is also known as OMG who was born on Feb. 24, 1994. He grew up and spent his childhood at the San Fernando Valley.
O’Shea has a lot of similarities with his father as he is also into acting and music. One of his most notable appearances was in “Straight Outta Compton,” which was a biopic that got released in 2015.
The film was the story of his father’s former gangsta group that was called N.W.A. It was his first role, but this was also the role that gave him a celebrity status. Ice Cube’s other children are Shareef Jackson, Karima Jackson, Deja Jackson, and Darrel Jackson.