More Ice Cube Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Are We There Yet?)Ice Cube has, as the head of his production company Cube Vision, written, produced and starred in the cult hit Friday and its successful sequels Next Friday and Friday After Next. Cube Vision was also responsible for The Players Club, in which Cube made his directorial debut. He recently starred in and executive produced the back-to-back hits Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business. He also produced and starred in All About the Benjamins and recently produced Beauty Shop starring Queen Latifah.
Other film credits include the critically acclaimed Three Kings opposite George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, the action drama Torque, John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, Anaconda with Jennifer Lopez and Jon Voight, Trespass and Higher Learning. Cube made his feature film debut in John Singleton's classic Boyz N the Hood. He will next star in Revolution Studios' action thriller XXX: State of the Union opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Willem Dafoe.
Cube continues to be one of the most recognized hip-hop artists in the recording industry. His thriving music career included the double-platinum success of both discs of his double album War and Peace. As a solo artist, Cube recorded such hit albums as Lethal Injection, Bootlegs & B-Sides, The Predator and Amerikkka's Most Wanted. His collaborative effort with Mack-10 and WC formed the group Westside Connection whose second album, Terrorist Threats, was released in December 2003 and marks their follow up effort to 1996's double-platinum seller Bow Down. A collection of his greatest hits, featuring two new songs, was released by Priority Records in December 2001.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Are We There Yet?" (26-Jan-2005)
Biography #3 (for Friday After Next)Ice Cube is a dynamic force in both the world of film and music. The head of his own production company, Cube Vision, he co-wrote, produced and starred in four previous features for New Line Cinema, including the cult hit Friday, its successful sequel Next Friday and The Players Club, for which he made his directorial debut. He also co-wrote and produced All About the Benjamins, which was released earlier this year.
The success of the Friday franchise has cemented Cube's place in Hollywood. Released in 1995, the film did modestly well at the box-office. However, it surprised the industry by becoming a cult hit on home video. This spawned the hit sequel, Next Friday. A phenomenal success, Next Friday opened as a number one box office hit and went on to debut as number one in its home video release. The Friday franchise has brought in around $200 million with combined theatrical, home video, soundtrack and DVD revenues to date.
Cube also recently starred in the hit MGM film, Barbershop. This ensemble comedy tells the story of a day in the life of a barbershop on the South Side of Chicago. Cube stars as the owner of the barbershop with Eve, Sean Patrick Thomas and Cedric the Entertainer rounding out the cast.
Cube recently wrapped production on Torque for Warner Brothers, director Joseph Kahn and producer Neal Moritz (The Fast And The Furious). The film, which will be released next Spring, is a fast-paced adventure set in the world of motorcycle racing. Cube stars as Trey Wallace, the leader of the Machine, one of the most powerful and feared biker gangs in the country. Martin Henderson, Jay Hernandez and Matt Schulze also star.
Ice Cube starred in the critically acclaimed Three Kings with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. He received excellent reviews for his performance in the film, which was picked as one of the Ten Best Films of 1999 by Time, Newsweek and the National Board of Review. Cube made his highly regarded motion picture debut in John Singleton's Academy Award nominated, Boyz In The Hood, a role which won him the Chicago Film Critics Award for Most Promising New Actor. Other film credits include John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, Anaconda with Jennifer Lopez and Jon Voight, Trespass, The Glass Shield, Higher Learning and Dangerous Ground.
Cube continues to be one of the most recognized hip-hop artists in the recording industry. His thriving music career includes the double-platinum success of both discs of his double album War and Peace. As a solo artist, Cube recorded such hit albums as Lethal Injection, Bootlegs & B-Sides, The Predator and Amerikkka's Most Wanted. His collaborative effort with Mack-10 and WC (Westside Connection) produced the platinum-plus album Bow Down. A collection of his greatest hits, featuring two new songs, was released by Priority Records in December 2001.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Friday After Next" (04-Jan-2003)