Celebrity Birthdays, June 15: Ice Cube and Neil Patrick Harris

By Marie Blake,

Rapper Ice Cube and actor Neil Patrick Harris are celebrating their birthdays today.

Ice Cube, 45


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Rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director Ice Cube turns 45 today. Born O'Shea Jackson, Ice Cube began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined N.W.A. along with Easy E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella. Ice Cube left N.W.A in December 1989, and built a successful solo career in music. He released his debut solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted in 1990, and followed with 8 more studio albums.

Ice cube has also had a successful career as a writer, director, actor and producer in television and film. His filmography includes Boyz n the Hood, CB4, the Friday franchise, Anaconda, BarberShop and its sequel, Are We There Yet?, XXX: State of the Union, 21 Jump Street and Ride Along. He has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon films in which he portrayed the lead character.

In April 1992, Ice Cube married Kimberly Woodruff, and has four children; O'Shea Jr, Darryl, Kareema and Sharif. Ice Cube can be seen in 22 Jump Street, in theaters now.

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