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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

Prosecutors reject Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to dismiss NY groping charge
USA Today Movies, 2019-07-17 21:17:49
The Oscar-winning actor was accused of grabbing and squeezing the breast of a 29-year-old woman at a bar in midtown Manhattan on June 9.        

Judge denies Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to toss groping case
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-06-26 18:58:53
A judge has, for now, rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to throw out his New York City groping case

Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrives for Groping Case Hearing on His Motion to Dismiss
TMZ, 2019-06-26 14:29:00
7:35 AM PT -- The brief hearing is over and Cuba's attorneys did not get a ruling on their motion to dismiss. The judge said she would not make any "rash decisions," and certainly not before prosecutors have a chance to respond on July 17. Judge…

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