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Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Gooding in April 2012

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Cuba M. Gooding Jr. (born January 2, 1968) is an American actor. He gained his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991); he would go on to appear in A Few Good Men (1992), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Outbreak (1995) and Jerry Maguire (1996), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He gained later attention for his roles as Carl Brashear in Men of Honor, and in Michael Bay's WWII epic Pearl Harbor (2001) as Doris Miller. His other notable films include As Good as It Gets (1997), American Gangster (2007), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014), playing civil rights attorney Fred Gray. In 2016, he portrayed O.J. Simpson in the FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and co-starred in the sixth season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, subtitled Roanoke.

Fact file

  • Born: Cuba M. Gooding Jr. January 2, 1968 (age 49) The Bronx, New York, U.S.
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: North Hollywood High School Tustin High School Apple Valley High School John F. Kennedy High School
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1986–present
  • Spouse(s): Sara Kapfer (m. 1994; separated 2014)
  • Children: 3
  • Parent(s): Cuba Gooding Sr. (deceased) Shirley Sullivan
  • Relatives: Omar Gooding (brother)
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 1996 Jerry Maguire

Read more about Cuba Gooding Jr. at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Groping Trial Can Include Testimony From 2 More Women
NY Times Movies, 2020-01-22 17:28:27
Prosecutors asked permission to allow 19 women with accusations against Mr. Gooding to testify. The accounts date back as far as 2001 and cover seven states.

James Kennedy, High School Football Fixture Who Inspired ‘Radio’ Movie, Dies at 72
NY Times Movies, 2019-12-16 02:02:35
“Radio” starred Cuba Gooding Jr. as Mr. Kennedy and chronicled his friendship with a football coach in South Carolina.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Faces 7 More Accusations of Unwanted Touching
NY Times Movies, 2019-12-09 23:59:12
The additional accounts bring to 22 the number of women accusing Mr. Gooding, who faces charges he groped three of them.

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