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Kimberly Woodruff: Meet Ice Cube’s Wife

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Everyone knows Kimberly Woodruff only as Ice Cube’s wife, but she is so much more. Here’s everything you need to know about the rapper’s other half. 

Kimberly Woodruff is the only woman to be by Ice Cube’s side through thick and thin for over 30 years. Who is this remarkable woman, and what is her story?

Who Is Kimberly Woodruff?

Kimberly “Kim” Woodruff-Jackson is an American actress, humanitarian and charity advocate, popularly known for being famous rapper and actor, Ice Cube’s wife. She was born in California on September 23, 1970, to parents Hosea and Doris Woodruff. 

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American Actress and Ice Cube’s Wife, Kimberly Woodruff. (Source: Facebook)

Her mother majorly raised her after her parent’s divorce. Woodruff attended the William Howard Taft High School, South West Bronx, New York. She went to Phoenix Institute of Technology for two years, where she met Ice Cube before moving to Los Angeles, California. 

Woodruff graduated from the University of Southern California’s theater program in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She began her acting career in the early 1980s and made her television debut in an episode of the CBS series “Magnum P.I.” 

The actress is best known for her role as Tracy Turner in the NBC sitcom “Wings,” which she got in 1990. She played the role for seven seasons until the show ended in 1997. Since then, she has gone on to guest-star in several popular television shows, including “Cheers,” “L.A. Law,” and “Murphy Brown.” 

Woodruff has also gained a lot of praise and popularity from her random appearances in several community programs and charity events. She has also been seen on the red carpet, at premieres, and in the music releases of her husband.

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She identifies as Christian. Regardless of her acting career and her husband’s fame, Woodruff has always been a private person and prefers to keep details about her and her family away from the media. 

Is Ice Cube Still Married to Kimberly Woodruff?

Yes, he is. The pair have been married for over 30 years now. The “Ride Along” actor first met Woodruff at a mall in 1988, coming down an escalator, and is said to have been smitten at first sight. Although Woodruff did not initially agree to his advances, they started dating six months later, in 1989. 

Ice Cube and his wife, Kimberly
Young Ice Cube and his wife, Kimberly Woodruff. (Source: Instagram/

After dating for some time, Ice Cube popped the question close to Woodruff’s birthday by getting her a BMW with a ring in the front seat. She was over the moon and said yes! The two got married not long after, in 1992, a year after their first child was born. Ice Cube often talks about how happy he is with his wife.

Ice Cube and Kimberly
Ice Cube and his wife, Kimberly. (Source: Instagram/

In an interview, he said, “I was happy that she said yes, and that we were going to start a life together, and I always felt like I wouldn’t be nowhere near as successful as I am without her.”

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The “Lethal Injection” rapper has repeatedly said how much his wife means to him, attributing a big part of his success to her and thanking her for not letting him give up when the going got tough. Over the years, they have been blessed with the birth of five beautiful children.

Who Is Ice Cube?

Born O’Shea Jackson Sr. on June 15, 1969, Ice Cube is a famous African-American rapper, songwriter, actor, and film producer. He is one of the most famous black rappers and is regarded as a legend and hip-hop pioneer. He gained fame through his involvement in a band called “N.W.A” alongside renowned rappers Dr. Dre and Eazy-E.

Ice Cube found commercial success with his group’s albums and later had an equally successful solo career. Over the years, he delved into acting and has been in over 40 movies. His fame stems from portraying challenging cop roles in films like “21 Jump Street” and “Ride Along,” making him a favorite among fans.

Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff’s Children 

Over the long course of their marriage, the couple have had five kids. They are O’Shea Jr., Darrell, Kareema, Deja, and Shareef. Their first child, O’Shea Jr., born in 1991, has acted and rapped like his father under the stage name “OMG.” 

Ice Cube and His Family
Ice Cube and His Family. (Source: Facebook)

His most notable acting role came in 2022 with the miniseries “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” He also portrayed his father in the 2015 N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” 

Born in 1992, their second child, Darrell, followed in his dad and brother’s footsteps. He embraces his musical talents as a rapper, adopting the stage name Doughboy. While Darrell and O’Shea Jr. are most popular among Ice Cube’s children, the younger ones remain out of the spotlight.

Kimberly Woodruff’s Movies

Ice Cube’s wife has also directed and been in several movies. A few of her films include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Tempest,” “As You Like It,” and “Hunger.”

Kimberly Woodruff’s Net Worth 

The celebrity wife reportedly has a net worth of $5 million. As for her husband, Ice Cube has an estimated net worth of $120 million. Together, they are worth a fortune!

While shying away from the spotlight and media, Woodruff often accompanies her husband at events and spends time with her children. The two seem very happy together and even renewed their vows in a private ceremony on their 25th wedding anniversary. 

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