Ice Cube

Ice Cube biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Oshea Shea Jackson


rapper, songwriter, actor

Birth Date

June 15, 1969


52 years

Zodiac Sign



Compton, California, United States


George Washington Preparatory High School, Phoenix Institute of Technology



Ice Cube family members

Father's Name

Hosea Jackson

Mother's Name

Doris Jackson

Siblings names

Beverley Jean Brown (older half-sister); Clyde Jackson (older brother)

Is Ice Cube a gay/bisexual?


What is Ice Cube marital status?


Who is Ice Cube wife?

Kimberly Woodruff

When did get married?

April 26, 1992

How many children does he have?

4 (O'Shea Jackson Jr., Darrel Jackson, Karima Jackson, Shareef Jackson)

Ice Cube wife

Kimberly Christina Woodruff (wife)

Ice Cube wife

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Date of birth: September 23, 1970

Kimberly Christina Woodruff, who is also known under the name “Kimberly Jackson” is internationally known as Ice Cube wife of 26 years and mother of his 5 kids. She met the hip hop star many years ago, while both were college students. They tied a knot on April 26, 1992 and have been an item since then.

Previously Kim resided in Marina Del Rey, CA, but now she lives with her husband in Encino, CA. The woman doesn’t work, but she is involved into a number of charity activities. Her husband adores her. When they met, Ice Cube immediately decided to marry her. But at the time of their acquaintance she was in relationship. They started dating 6 months after their first meeting. According to her husband, Kim is a great cook.

Ice Cube kids

O’Shea Jackson Jr. (son with Kimberly Woodruff)

O’Shea Jackson Jr. son Ice Cube

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Date of birth: February 24, 1991

The first child in the family of Kim and O’Shea Jackson, he followed his father’s footsteps and became a rapper and an actor.

He was born in Los Angeles, CA. The boy was brought up by creative loving parents. He got brilliant education at William Howard Taft High. Unlike other celeb’s kids, O’Shea understood the importance of education, so he entered University of Southern California. He graduated from there with a degree in screenwriting.

The young man started his career in 2010, when recorded his first rap songs in collaboration with his younger brother Darrell. Two years later O’Shea started to perform under the nickname OMG. He released a mixtape “Jackin’ for Beats”. His set of songs gained mostly positive reviews from critics.

In 2014 the young man alleged himself as an actor. He depicted his own father in the movie “Straight Outta Compton”. The debutant got positive reviews from critics – he was created to play that part, because he resembled his dad so much! For his talented play the man earned Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.

Nowadays Jackson Jr continues working hard on the way to his Olympus.

Darrell Jackson (son with Kimberly Woodruff)

Ice Cube son

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Date of birth: December 29, 1992

Darrell is the second child in Woodruff-Jackson family. Like his older sibling, the young man is struggling for the right place in music industry. He raps under the name “Doughboy”, which he lent from his father’s hero in the movie “Boyz in the Hood”. Besides, he co-manages the startup record company “Lench Mob Records”, founded by his father.

Darrel is a big fan of basketball. His only role model outside of his family is an athlete Kobe Bryant.

Karima Jackson (daughter with Kimberly Woodruff)

Date of birth: February 17, 1994

Karima is the third of 5 kids in Jackson family. She was born in Los Angeles, CA. From the earliest years the girl was surrounded by love and protection her parents provided for her.

She is an alumnus of Montclair State University. The girl studied Arts there. She works as an assistant at Rutgers University today. Previously she worked as Family Service Specialist.  She is the founder of a charitable company “Organize Change, Inc”.

Shareef Jackson (son with Kimberly Woodruff)

Date of birth: November 17, 1995

Shareef is the fourth son in the family of a renowned rapper and his beloved wife. The boy doesn’t like to stay in the limelight. Nowadays he develops as a sports blogger. He manages the page “LASports”. The man shares sports news and prognoses with other fans.

Who are Ice Cube parents?

Hosea Jackson (father)

Hosea Jackson father Ice Cube

Hosea Jackson is known as the father of Ice Cube. No doubt, he played an important role in his son’s fate, because the rapper thanked him in public while he was getting a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

Hosea is in his 80s as for now. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. The man previously worked as a groundkeeper in UCLA.

Doris Benjamin (mother)

Doris Benjamin mother Ice Cube

Ice Cube’s mother Doris served in the local hospital as a clerk. She took an active part in up-bringing of her son O’Shea and his siblings. The rapper opened up in his interview that his mom “kept him away from streets”, when he was in his teens.

Ice Cube siblings

Beverly Jean Brown (older half-sister)

Date of birth: 1959

Date of death: 1981

Beverly is Ice Cube’s older half-sister, who was murdered in her own house. She lived just a several blocks from O’Shea place. He was 12, when he got the said news, that his sister’s husband shot her from a gun and when understood, that she had died, he killed himself, too.

Beverly’s death dramatically influenced Ice Cube. He felt unsafe in this world, and it inspired him to start rapping.

Clyde Ray Jackson (older brother)

Date of birth: August 14, 1960

Clyde Ray is O’Shea older full-sibling. It was he, who invented the rapper’s stage nickname. He called his younger brother in such a way for his being too cool with girls. Currently the man lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He is the member of Democratic political party.


Ice Cube is a talented American rapper, actor and film maker. He is one of the most famous performers in gansta rap style. In addition, he is a successful businessman, who serves as Cube Vision Inc principal. Currently he resides in Encino, CA.

The rapper’s real name is Oshea Shea Jackson. He is also known as “O’Shea Jackson”. The performer was born in a middle-class American family.

Although the boy’s parents weren’t involved into making music, he fell in love with this art in his childhood. After a high school he entered Phoenix Institute of Technology, where majored in architectural design. During his years in college Oshea founded his first band. In his young years he crossed the ways with than-debutant Dr. Dre. The latter noticed Jackson’s talent of a musician and an author and invited him to one of his projects as a songwriter.

He gained initial fame as the member of the band N.W.A. It was he, who wrote songs to the cult album of N.W.A “Straight Outta Compton”.

Since 1989 he performs solo under the name “Ice Cube”. His acting credits include “Ghosts of Mars” with Jason Statham, “Ride Along” with Kevin Hart and others.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Although Ice Cube’s parents have no interest in music, it doesn’t mean that this kind of art wasn’t popular in his family. His relative Teren Jones is also the famous rapper, who performs under the moniker “Del”.
  2. In early 1990s he converted to Islam, because he felt a real connection with that religion.
  3. He owns a clothing brand, named “Solo by Cube”.
  4. He thinks that the greatest performer of all times is Michael Jackson.
  5. His wife got him eating different kinds of vegetable dishes, but till now his favorite food is a big burger with mustard and cheese.
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