O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s Net Worth and 9 Other Lesser-Known Facts About Ice Cube’s Son
O’Shea Jackson Jr. is one of Hollywood’s most active rising stars. You saw it in Straight out of Compton, Long Shot, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. There is art in his family’s blood: Jackson Jr.’s father Ice Cube was a prolific writer for rap troublemaker NWA and has launched a successful acting career since then.
However, there are still a lot of facts fans might not know about Jackson Jr. How is his relationship with Cube? Did they attend the same high school? How did he prepare to play his father in Straight out of Compton? To answer everything, here are ten lesser-known facts about the actor.
ten O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s Net Worth Rises To $ 3 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, O’Shea’s net worth stands at $ 3 million. While it’s still $ 157 million less than her father’s, O’Shea’s slow rise to Hollywood stardom could see the number soar in a matter of years. outraged Straight out of Compton, he also played in Ingrid Goest West and thieves’ lair. He made his TV debut in 2018 in Drunk History portraying the legendary DJ Kool Herc.
9 He attended the same high school as his father
O’Shea and Ice Cube both attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.
“All I can say is it’s not Compton,” he recalls from his childhood. “The stress and turmoil that my father had to go through at a young age to make sure I didn’t have the same trials and tribulations, I couldn’t be more grateful.”
8 He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California
It’s safe to say that Straight out of Compton was not just a “family” project. After graduating from Taft High School in 2009, O’Shea quickly enrolled at the University of Southern California. He went to the university’s School of Cinematic Arts to get formal screenwriting training.
Speaking of college, his father also pursued graduate studies at the Phoenix Institute of Technology. However, after graduating in architectural drawing, he returned home to take his career as a rapper more seriously.
7 Besides acting, he is also a rapper
You read correctly. O’Shea took OMG as his nickname. He released his first mixtape, Jackin ‘for Beats, in 2012 under his father’s independent label Lench Mob. He enlisted Drake’s “Forever”, Dr. Dre’s “Kush”, Meek Mill’s “House Party” and Waka Flocka Flame’s “No Hands” on the 10-track mixtape. DJ Crazy Toons, official DJ of Cube, hosted the 30-minute project.
Speaking of rap, O’Shea Jackson Jr. is a big fan of Eminem. He even praised the reviews of Em Relapse album and admitted that he each had Em’s albums.
6 His brother also followed Ice Cube’s rapping career.
O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s brother, Darrell, took on Doughboy as his nickname. Interestingly, this is the nickname of a character their father played in his on-screen debut, Boyz n the Hood. He was born in 1992 from the rapper’s relationship with his wife, Kimberly Woodruff. While the film itself “only grossed $ 57 million on a budget of $ 6.5 million,” Boyz n the Hood is a certified and timeless hooded comedy classic.
5 He was on his father’s album
Interestingly, Ice Cube took his two sons under his label and featured them on two tracks of his i am the west album, titled “She could’t make it on Her Own” and “Y’all Know How I Am” with Young Maylay. If you don’t know who the latter is, Young Maylay is the actor behind Carl “CJ” Johnson, the legendary protagonist of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
4 He had to audition to play his father in “Straight Outta Compton”
However, despite having Ice Cube as a father, O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s journey to Hollywood has not been easy. In addition to his scriptwriting degree, he still had to audition to play his father in Straight out of Compton.
“I knew people would think I just gave him the job,” his father said. “So I wanted him to be more than ready. I wanted him to be a great actor when we started shooting.”
3 Khloé Kardashian was once ‘crazy’ about him
While he became a celebrity after Straight out of Compton, O’Shea Jackson Jr. found new popularity with ladies, especially Khloe kardashian. In an episode of the “Kocktails With Khloé” podcast, she didn’t even hesitate to say that she would sweep right for the actor and “hit him”.
However, Ice Cube didn’t have it. “She should run full speed from my son,” he said James corden. “He’s a married woman. Shut up. Khloé, watch out for your man, girl.”
2 He welcomed a girl in 2017
Personally, O’Shea Jackson Jr. can now proudly call himself a father. He welcomed a girl from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Jackie Garcia in 2017. Even though the two have ended their relationship for good, they will still be their daughter’s co-parents. It also made Ice Cube a Grandpa, or in his own words, “Big Daddy Cube”.
1 Now he’s gearing up for the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series on Disney +
For now, the rising star has taken care of the upcoming Disney + series Obi wan kenobi. He will join Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan), Hayden Christensen (Darth Vader), Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars) and Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars). The six-episode series itself is slated for release in 2022.
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