Ice Cube

American rapper and actor (born 1969)

O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper and actor. He was a member of the well-known rap group N.W.A. He is best known for popularizing the gangsta rap genre with the album "Straight Outta Compton" in 1988. After leaving N.W.A in December of 1989, he began his solo work.

Ice Cube
Ice Cube at the screening of Ride Along on January 9, 2014
Ice Cube at the screening of Ride Along on January 9, 2014
Background information
Birth nameO'Shea Jackson
Born (1969-06-15) June 15, 1969 (age 53)
OriginSouth Central Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • filmmaker
  • actor
Years active1984 – present
Labels
Websitewww.icecube.com

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Functioned as Role
Director Producer Screenwriter Actor
1991 Boyz n the Hood         Darin "Doughboy" Baker
1992 Trespass         Savon
1993 CB4         Himself (cameo)
1994 The Glass Shield         Teddy Woods
1995 Higher Learning         Fudge
Friday         Craig Jones
1997 Dangerous Ground         Vusi Madlazi
Anaconda         Danny Rich
1998 The Players Club         Reggie
I Got the Hook Up         Gun runner
1999 Three Kings         Sgt. Chief Elgin
Thicker Than Water         Slink
2000 Next Friday         Craig Jones
2001 Ghosts of Mars         James 'Desolation' Williams
2002 All About The Benjamins         Bucum
Barbershop         Calvin Palmer
Friday After Next         Craig Jones
2004 Torque         Trey Wallace
The N-Word         Himself
Barbershop 2: Back in Business         Calvin Palmer
2005 Are We There Yet?         Nick Persons
Beauty Shop        
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars        
XXX: State of the Union         Darius Stone / XXX
2007 Are We Done Yet?         Nick Persons
2008 First Sunday         Durell Washington
The Longshots         Curtis Plummer
2009 Janky Promoters         Russell Redds
2010 Lottery Ticket         Jerome "Thump" Washington
2011 Rampart         Kyle Timkins
2012 21 Jump Street         Capt. Dickson
2014 Ride Along         Detective James Payton
22 Jump Street         Capt. Dickson
The Book of Life         The Candle Maker (voice role)
2015 Straight Outta Compton        
2016 Ride Along 2         Detective James Payton
Barbershop: The Next Cut         Calvin Palmer
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage         Darius Stone / XXX
Fist Fight         Strickland
2020 The High Note         Jack Robertson

TelevisionEdit

Year Film Functioned as Role Notes
Producer Screenwriter Director Actor
1994 The Sinbad Show         Himself Episode: The Mr. Science Show
2002 The Bernie Mac Show         Himself Episode: Goodbye Dolly
2005 BarberShop: The Series        
WrestleMania 21         Himself
2006 Black. White.        
2007 Friday: The Animated Series        
2010 30 for 30         Episode: Straight Outta L.A.
2010–2013 Are We There Yet?         Terrence Kingston Recurring Role; 20 Episodes
2014 The Rebels         Pilot of unproduced series
2017 The Defiant Ones         Himself Documentary

Other websitesEdit