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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. Not Prosecuted for Allegedly Grabbing Woman's Butt
TMZ, 2019-10-17 07:50:00
Cuba Gooding Jr. allegedly grabbed a handful of butt at a party in Los Angeles and the woman reported him to police, but prosecutors didn't feel they had enough evidence to charge the actor with a crime ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our…

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s plea is overshadowed by 12 new misconduct allegations
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-10-15 17:52:10
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded not guilty to a new groping charge on Tuesday after an indictment detailed allegations by a second woman of misconduct.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Surrenders to NYPD, Booked on New Charge
TMZ, 2019-10-15 15:13:39
NYPD has a new set of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s fingerprints after booking the Oscar winner on a new charge ... one prosecutors are still keeping under wraps. Cuba was processed Tuesday morning, ahead of his scheduled arraignment Tuesday afternoon. While…

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