Ice Cube

BirthDay:

15 Jun 1969

BirthPlace:

Los Angeles, California, USA

BirthName:

O'Shea Jackson

Bio:

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).
Filmography

Actor ( 132 credits )

Ride Along 3 (2018) James Payton
Fist Fight (2017)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Calvin Palmer
Ride Along 2 (2016) James Payton
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Ice & Coco (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Book of Life (2014) Candle Maker (voice)
22 Jump Street (2014) Captain Dickson
Ride Along (2014) James Payton
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
HuffPost Live Conversations (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Amp'd Up (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Real (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
21 Jump Street (2012) Captain Dickson
Street Apostle (2012) Himself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012) Himself
Bethenny (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Jim Rome on Showtime (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Special Look (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots (2012) Himself
Rampart (2011) Kyle Timkins
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Beef: Behind the Bullet (2011)  Himself (unknown episodes)
A Football Life (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
Lottery Ticket (2010) Mr. Washington
Are We There Yet? (2010)  Terrence / ... (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
Conan (2010)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Fair Game? (2010) Himself
The Janky Promoters (2009) Russell Redds
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
30 for 30 (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Mo'Nique Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode, 2010)
Check It Out! Video (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)
Bring Your 'A' Game (2009) Himself - Rapper / Actor
Number One with a Bullet (2008) Himself
The Longshots (2008) Curtis
First Sunday (2008) Durell
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
Are We Done Yet? (2007) Nick Persons
Chelsea Lately (2007)  James in 'Ride Along' (1 episode, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Beef: The Series (2006)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Wendy Williams Experience (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
xXx: State of the Union (2005) Darius Stone / XXX
Are We There Yet? (2005) Nick Persons
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2010)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Criss Angel Mindfreak (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
ESPN Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The N Word (2004) Himself
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) Calvin
Torque (2004) Trey
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2004-2012)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2014)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Get Up, Stand Up (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Beef (2003) Himself (archive footage)
Friday After Next (2002) Craig
Barbershop (2002) Calvin Palmer
All About the Benjamins (2002) Bucum
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Ghosts of Mars (2001) Desolation Williams
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Primetime Glick (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Access Granted (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Good Day Live (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Next Friday (2000) Craig Jones
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2006)
Thicker Than Water (1999) Slink
Three Kings (1999) Chief Elgin
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Making the Video (1999) (1 episode, 2006)
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
I Got the Hook Up (1998) Gun Runner
The Players Club (1998) Reggie
True Life (1998)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 1999)
T4 (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Anaconda (1997) Danny Rich
Dangerous Ground (1997) Vusi Madlazi
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2014)
Behind the Music (1997)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1999)
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2005)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Friday (1995) Craig Jones
Higher Learning (1995) Fudge
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Glass Shield (1994) Teddy Woods
CB4 (1993) Himself
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2005)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Sinbad Show (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (7 episodes, 1995-2008)
Trespass (1992) Savon
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Boyz n the Hood (1991) Doughboy / Darren
E.T. - Entretenimento Total (1991)  Himself
E! News (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
In Living Color (1990)  Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 1991)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2014)
Humbug (0)

Producer ( 27 credits )

Ride Along 3 (2018) producer
Fist Fight (2017) executive producer
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) producer
Ride Along 2 (2016) producer
Straight Outta Compton (2015) producer
Ride Along (2014) producer
The Rebels (2014) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Lottery Ticket (2010) executive producer
Are We There Yet? (2010) executive producer (46 episodes, 2010-2012)
The Janky Promoters (2009) producer
The Longshots (2008) producer
First Sunday (2008) producer
Are We Done Yet? (2007) producer
Friday: The Animated Series (2007) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Black. White. (2006) executive producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Refugee All Stars, Sierra Leone's (2005) executive producer
Beauty Shop (2005) executive producer
Are We There Yet? (2005) producer
Barbershop (2005) executive producer (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) executive producer
Friday After Next (2002) producer
All About the Benjamins (2002) producer
Next Friday (2000) producer
The Players Club (1998) executive producer
Dangerous Ground (1997) executive producer
Friday (1995) executive producer
Humbug (0) producer

Writer ( 7 credits )

The Janky Promoters (2009) (written by)
Friday: The Animated Series (2007) (unknown episodes)
Friday After Next (2002)
All About the Benjamins (2002) (written by)
Next Friday (2000)
The Players Club (1998) (written by)
Friday (1995) (written by) &

Director ( 2 credits )

30 for 30 (2009) (1 episode, 2010)
The Players Club (1998)