Ice Cube Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Ice Cube Biography
  • Name: Ice Cube
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
  • Occupation: Rapper/Actor
  • Net Worth: US $140 Million
  • Status: Alive

Ice Cube is an American gangsta rapper, film actor and producer. He was a member of the hip-hop group N.W.A. He’s released 10 solo albums including AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990), Death Certificate (1991) and The Predator (1992). His acting credits include the films Friday (1995) & Barbershop (2002) and the series ‘Are We There Yet?’. Ice Cube was born O’Shea Jackson Sr. on June 15, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Doris, worked as a hospital clerk, and his father, Hosea, as a University groundskeeper. Ice Cube attended George Washington Preparatory High School followed by William Howard Taft High School. He graduated in 1988 with an Associate’s degree in architectural drafting from the Phoenix Institute of Technology.

Ice Cube began penning his own rap lyrics during high school. In 1984, he formed the hip-hop group ‘C.I.A.’ alongside K-Dee and Sir Jinx. Their debut single “My Posse” dropped in 1987. The group disbanded that same year. Ice Cube got his big break as a member of the L.A. based group ‘N.W.A’. The other original members were Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince and Eazy-E. Rappers DJ Yella and MC Ren joined the group later on. ‘N.W.A’ was active from 1986-91 and from 1998-2000. The acronym is short for “Niggaz With Attitude”. The group’s debut album, Straight Outta Compton, was released in August 1988 by Ruthless Records. It was certified 3x Platinum with more than 3 million copies sold. Their other projects include N.W.A. and the Posse (1987), 100 Miles and Runnin’ (1990) and Niggaz4Life (1991). Ice Cube was also affiliated with the groups ‘Da Lench Mob’ and ‘Westside Connection’.

Ice Cube’s debut solo album, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, was released in May 1990 on the label Priority Records. It peaked at #6 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The album featured guest artists Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Yo-Yo. His second album, Death Certificate, was released in October 1991. It produced two singles “Steady Mobbing” and “True to the Game”. Ice Cube’s best performing album, The Predator (1992), peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. It sold more than 190,000 copies during opening week. It was supported by the singles “It Was a Good Day” and “Check Yo Self” featuring Das EFX. Other notable projects include Kill at Will (1990), Lethal Injection (1993) and Laugh Now, Cry Later (2006). He released a 2-part album ‘War & Peace’ with volumes The War Disc (1998) and The Peace Disc (2000).

Ice Cube’s big screen debut was John Singleton’s teen drama, Boyz n the Hood (1991). He was cast as “Doughboy” alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. His next big role was as “Craig Jones” opposite Chris Tucker in Friday (1995). Ice Cube starred as “Calvin Palmer” in the Barbershop Film series. He starred as “Darius Stone” in xXx: State of the Union (2005) and as “Capt. Dickson” in 21 Jump Street (2012). His screen credits also include Anaconda (1997) with Jennifer Lopez, Three Kings (1999) with George Clooney, All About the Benjamins (2002) with Mike Epps, and Fist Fight (2017) with Charlie Day. He had a recurring role as “Terrence Kingston” on the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? (2010-13). In addition to acting, Ice Cube is a film producer, writer and director. His directorial debut was the comedy-drama, The Players Club (1998). He was nominated for a Producers Guild of America Award for the biopic, Straight Outta Compton (2015).

Ice Cube stands 5ft 8in tall and he’s of African-American descent. His net worth is estimated at $140 million. He’s sold more than 10 million albums and his movies have grossed more than $2 billion. His production company ‘Cube Vision’ was formed in 1998. He also has a line of clothing called “Solo by Cube”. Ice Cube married ‘Kimberly Woodruff’ in April 1992. They have four children, O’Shea Jr., Darrell, Kareema and Shareef.

Ice Cube Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Ice Cube Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: O’Shea Jackson Sr.
  • Birthday: June 15, 1969
  • How Old : Age: 49 years old
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
  • Occupation: Rapper, Actor, Producer, Director
  • Years Active: 1984-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $140 Million
  • Marriage(s): Kimberly Woodruff
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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