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Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Biography

Gooding in April 2012

Source: Wikipedia

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

In the news

Cuba Gooding Jr. Remembers Burt Reynolds and His Magical Mustache
TMZ, 2018-09-07 15:22:00
Cuba Gooding Jr. doesn't know what Burt Reynolds' mustache would've said if it could talked ... but he knows it had some sweet moves. We got Cuba Thursday night at the NYC Italian joint Bice Cucina ... where the actor remembered his…

UFC's Rashad Evans is Done Fighting, Ready For Role With Cuba Gooding Jr.
TMZ, 2018-07-29 07:20:00
Ex-UFC star Rashad Evans is ready to move on from sparring to starring ... in a Hollywood role -- and he's revealing his dream gig -- playing Cuba Gooding Jr.'s brother!! We got the former light heavyweight champ out at LAX and he told us now that…

TMZ Live: Cuba Gooding Jr.: Warning To O.J. Simpson
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