Featured in the ensemble comedy "Barbershop"
Left N.W.A. over business disputes; the group continued for two unsuccessful years
Reprised the role of Calvin for "Barbershop 2"
Acted with fellow rapper Ice-T in Walter Hill's "Trespass"
Played an ex-criminal who joined the National Security Agency in "XXX: State of the Union"
Portrayed a South African searching for his missing brother in "Dangerous Ground"; also served as executive producer
Reteamed with Singleton for college drama "Higher Learning"
Starred in the comedy sequel "Are We Done Yet?"
Teamed with filmmaker RJ Cutler to create the six-part FX documentary series titled "Black. White."
Acted in the sci-fi thriller "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars"
Began writing rap lyrics at age 14
Co-starred in horror film "Anaconda"
Featured in the independent "Thicker Than Water"
Played Teddy Woods in "The Glass Shield"
Co-starred in "All About the Benjamins" and "Friday After Next"; both of which he also wrote and produced
Co-starred in the motorcycle feature "Torque"
Starred in the sequel "Next Friday"; also produced and wrote
Co-starred opposite Keke Palmer in the Fred Durst-directed sports comedy "The Longshots"
Produced and acted in the small screen adaptation of his movie "Are We There Yet?," starring Terry Crews
Co-starred opposite Bow Wow in the comedy feature "Lottery Ticket"
Cast in the crime drama "Rampart" opposite Woody Harrelson
Reunited with former N.W.A member Dr. Dre, who was now part of Death Row Records, in duet "Natural Born Killaz"
Reprised role as Captain Dickson in "22 Jump Street"
Made acting debut in John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood"
Directed, wrote, produced and starred in "The Players Club"
Co-starred alongside George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in David O. Russell's "Three Kings"
Debuted first solo album <i>AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted</i>; album went gold within 10 days of release
Teamed with Easy-E and Dr. Dre to form the rap group N.W.A.; released debut album <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>
Cast as a a playboy bachelor trying to impress a woman (Nia Long) through her kids in "Are We There Yet?"
Starred in, produced and co-wrote F. Gary Gray's feature "Friday"
Cast opposite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the big screen reboot of "21 Jump Street"
Starred opposite Kevin Hart in the hit action comedy "Ride Along"
Produced F. Gary Gray's "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the rise of N.W.A. starring son O'Shea Jackson Jr. as the young Ice Cube
Known for such albums as "Laugh Now, Cry Later" and "The Predator"
Popular songs include "It Was A Good Day" and "You Know How We Do It".