Ice Cube biography

Ice Cube

Date of Birth: June 15, 1969

Born of Southern parents in Los Angeles, Ice Cube was educated in the Phoenix Institute of Technology. He first came into public notice as a singer and songwriter in the band N.W.A. (Niggers With Attitudes).

After a number of hit songs and albums, Ice left the band to pursue a solo career. Alone, he created commercially and critically acclaimed albums. He has at least six albums, selling a over 10 million copies in total - his second album "Death Certificate" sold two million copies alone. But he didn't keep his musical talent all to himself. He's discovered a number of artists including K-Dee, Mack 10 and YoYo, and has worked with fellow musicians Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Clinton to name a few.

Ice Cube started doing films in 1990 starting with his debut film, Boyz N The Hood. This led to more roles in such films as Trespass (1994), Dangerous Ground (1997) and Anaconda (1997). Not a guy to shy away from any challenge, Ice decided to transfer his songwriting talents to script writing. His first screenwriting attempt became a reality when the film Friday (1995) was made. Because of the success of this film, he created a sequel, Next Friday (1999). He has a production Company called Cubevision, and has directed a number of music videos including ones for Color Me Badd, The Artist Formally known As Prince, as well as his own. He also continued acting. He can most recently be seen in Rampart (2011) alongside Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster, as well as 21 Jump Street (2012) with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

Yet with all his success, and triumphs over the two industries, Ice Cube keeps a cool head on his shoulders. "I'm cool and I try to be approachable. I don't have a big entourage and anyone who wants to talk to me can," he says.

Filmography (Actor):

21 Jump Street(2012)
Rampart(2011)
Lottery Ticket(2010)
The Janky Promoters (2009)
The Longshots(2008)
First Sunday(2008)
Are We Done Yet?(2007)
xXx 2: The Next Level (2005)
Are We There Yet?(2005)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business(2004)
Torque(2004)
Friday After Next(2002)
Barbershop(2002)
All About The Benjamins(2002)
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Shadow Man (2000)
Next Friday(2000)
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Three Kings(1999)
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
The Players Club (1998)
Straight from the Streets (1998) (V)
Anaconda(1997)
Dangerous Ground (1997)
Friday(1995)
Higher Learning (1995)
The Glass Shield (1994)
CB4 (1993)
Trespass(1992)
Boyz N the Hood (1991)
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