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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His paternal grandfather was from Barbados. Cuba's father ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Selma
Fred Gray
 2014/II Freedom
 2013 Machete Kills
El Camaleón 2
 2013 Absolute Deception
John Nelson
 2013 Don Jon
Hollywood Actor #2
 2011/I Sacrifice
John Hebron
 2009 Wrong Turn at Tahoe
 2009 Hardwired
Luke Gibson
 2008 Linewatch
Michael Dixon
 2008 Harold
 2007 What Love Is
 2006 End Game
Alex Thomas
 2005 Dirty
Salim Adel
 2004 Home on the Range
Buck (voice)
 2003 Radio
 2001 In the Shadows
 1998 A Murder of Crows
Lawson Russell
 1997 Trading Favors
Liquor Store Clerk
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Eddie Hughes
 1994 Blown Away
Bomb Squad Class Member (uncredited)
 1994 Lightning Jack
Ben Doyle
 1992 Judgement
Officer Alvarez
 1989 Sing
 1988 Coming to America
Boy Getting Haircut
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Hosted a driver's education video, "Get a Grip" See more »

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7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on his most embarrassing moment] That Oscar win, when I jumped around that damned stage! See more »


His father, Cuba Gooding, is a Goodwill Ambassador to Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. On Dec. 5. 2009, he received a "key" to the city from Mayor Torres. See more »


Soft, creaky voice See more »

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The Fall of Cuba Gooding Jr. Redfoxx1
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Do you think he has ever been to Cuba??!!?? pinkylulu
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