O'Shea Jackson also known as Ice Cube, was born on June 15, 1969, in South Central Los Angeles, California. Ice Cube would easily learn his neighborhood as he got older, which became increasingly shaped by drugs, guns, and violence. Cube was a good student in school and was passionate about football and music.
When Ice Cube reached his teen years his parents pulled him out of local school and took him to a suburban high school in San Fernando Vally. As he watched his hometown he saw more of his friends get killed or go to jail, Cube became determined to create a better life for himself. After high school, he enrolled at Phoenix Institute of Technology, where he earned a two year degree in drafting in 1988.
Cube's affiliation with N.W.A came to a screeching halt in 1989. Angered over how little he'd been paid, he bolted the group and went solo. A year later, he released the first of several critically acclaimed albums, "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted". Around the time of his departure from N.W.A, Cube launched his movie career with a highly praised performance in the John Singleton directed coming-of-age 'hood film, "Boyz n the Hood"(1992). After this he went on major roles in other successful films, including "Friday"(1995), "Three Kings"(1999) and "Barbershop"(2002).
From the time he made these movies he had realized that he was a good actor and went on to make more projects such as "21 Jump Street"(2012), "22 Jump Street"(2015), "Ride Along"(2014), "Ride Along 2"(2016) and many other movies.