Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Ice Cube Biography

Birth Name:
O'Shea Jackson
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Rapper, actor, screenwriter, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Made a name for himself in the late 1980s as part of the Los Angeles-based rap group N
  • W
  • A
  • Broke into movies playing Doughboy in the 1991 film Boyz N the Hood
  • Wrote the screenplay for the cult hit Friday (1995)
  • Has sold more than 10 million albums as a solo artist since leaving N
  • W
  • A
  • , beginning with 1990's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
  • Launched his own clothing line, SOLO by Cube, in 2011
  • Heads his own production company called Cube Vision
  • Cousin of rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien


  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated


  • Kareema Jackson -- Daughter
  • Hosea Jackson -- Father
  • Doris Jackson -- Mother
  • Darryl Jackson -- Son
  • O'Shea Jackson Jr. -- Son
  • Shareef Jackson -- Son
  • Kim Jackson -- Wife