Widely known as OMG, O’Shea Jackson Jr. is an American rapper and actor known for portraying his father Ice Cube in the movie Straight Outta Compton. He is a budding rapper and an actor who is currently on the quest of following the legacy of his father O’Shea Jackson Sr. The upcoming words will speak about the life, career and net worth of O’Shea Jackson Jr. in brief.
Early Life & Biography
O’Shea Jackson Jr. was born on 24th February 1991, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of famous rapper O’Shea Jackson Sr. Well known as Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff. Jackson Jr. is the eldest of his family and has two brothers and a sister. Jackson spent his early days in San Fernando Valley and attended William Howards Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. He later studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California.
The current relationship status of Jackson is not yet disclosed by the rapper. But, in 2017 his ex-girlfriend Jackie Garcia announced over social media that she is welcoming O’Shea Jackson’s daughter and has named her as Jordan Reign Jackson.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 2010, Jackson along with his brother Darrell released their versions of” She Couldn’t Make It On Her Own” and “Y’all Know How am I” from their father Ice Cube’s album “I am the West”. In 2012, Jackson changed his stage name to OMG which abbreviates Oh My Goodness and released his debut mixtape. The mixtape was well received by the audience and opened the doors for his entry into the world of music.
In 2014, he released his single OMG produced by Foreign Allegiance followed by another ii in 2015. The same year he featured in the music video of Pia Mia. He also gave an appearance in Twenty88’s “Out of Love” music video.
Jackson’s career as an actor started in 2014 after an announcement was made by the makers of the movie “Straight Outta Compton”, a biographical movie about the American Hip Hop group N.W.A. Jackson Jr. was signed to portray the character of his father Jackson Sr. In the movie. The film released in 2015 and was very well received by the masses. After the success of Straight Outta Compton, he featured in few movies. He is currently working on two films named Flarsky and Godzilla: King of the Monsters which are slated for release in 2019. Jackson has also appeared in the TV series Drunk History for a single episode.
Net Worth & Earnings
Though his father has amassed a net worth of about $140 million, the rising star has managed to earn his own fortunes through his efforts in the field of music and films. Taking into account, the music he has produced along with the movies he has acted and also the brands endorsed by him such as Cool Light Beer and St. Ides Malt Liquor, his net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.
The budding actor is said to be earning a salary of $1 million for a movie, and with the talent, he has showcased, it is expected that more zeroes will be added to his pay cheques soon.