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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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Review: Cuba Gooding Jr.'s pulpy directing debut 'Bayou Caviar' is more of a Cajun hash
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-10-04 19:50:00
As a veteran actor and an Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jr. surely had access to resources that other first-time filmmakers wouldn’t for his directorial debut “Bayou Caviar.” He had some nifty New Orleans locations and a cast that includes Richard Dreyfuss, Famke Janssen and Katharine McPhee — as...

Review: In ‘Bayou Caviar,’ the Main Course Is a Cold-Blooded Noir
NY Times Movies, 2018-10-04 11:00:04
A Russian gangster, a blackmail scheme and some hungry alligators in the directorial debut of Cuba Gooding Jr.

Variety, 2018-09-24 14:02:08
Cuba Gooding Jr. has lined up financing for his second directorial effort, Variety has learned. Taiwan’s Wudi Pictures will fully back the as-yet untitled film, marking its second collaborative project with the Oscar-winning actor. Maxx Tsai, Wudi’s CEO, will produce the picture and Gooding will star in the film. The ...

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