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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 16 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire Rod Tidwell
(1996)
As Good as It Gets
As Good as It Gets Frank Sachs
(1997)
Men of Honor
Men of Honor Chief Carl Brashear
(2000)
What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come Albert Lewis
(1998)

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 2014 Selma
Fred Gray
 2014/II Freedom
Samuel
 2013 Absolute Deception
FBI Agent John Nelson
 2013 Don Jon
Hollywood Actor #2
 2011/I Sacrifice
John Hebron
 2009 Wrong Turn at Tahoe
Joshua
 2009 Hardwired
Luke Gibson
 2008 Linewatch
Michael Dixon
 2008 Harold
Cromer
 2007 What Love Is
Tom
 2006 End Game
Alex Thomas
 2005 Dirty
Salim Adel
 2004 Home on the Range
Buck (voice)
 2003 Radio
Radio
 2001 In the Shadows
Draven
 1998 A Murder of Crows
Lawson Russell
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Cuba Gooding Jr.
 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
Stanley
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Hosted a driver's education video, "Get a Grip" See more »

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

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Height:

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 »

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Suggested by Roger Moore to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. See more »

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Often plays serious and soft-spoken characters See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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