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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 14 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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  Broken Doll (pre-production)
Chris Arnold
 2015 The Book of Negroes (post-production)
Sam Fraunces
 2014 Selma
Fred Gray
 2014/II Freedom
Samuel
 2013 Absolute Deception
John Nelson
 2013 Life of a King
Eugene
 2013 Don Jon
Hollywood Actor #2
 2012 One in the Chamber
Ray Carver
 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
 1997 Do Me a Favor
Liquor Store Clerk
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Eddie Hughes
 1995 Outbreak
Major Salt
 1994 Blown Away
Bomb Squad Class Member (uncredited)
 1994 Lightning Jack
Ben Doyle
 1992 Judgement
Officer Alvarez
 1989 Sing
Stanley
 1988 Coming to America
Boy Getting Haircut
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TV commercial: Pepsi One See more »

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on his final audition for Jerry Maguire (1996)] I came in there and did everything I had to do and the rest was history. So it was never like me sitting going, "Ah, there's Tom!" [Tom Cruise] To me, it was like that son of a bitch was holding me back from doing what I had to do. See more »

Trivia:

Older brother of Omar Gooding. See more »

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Often plays serious and soft-spoken characters See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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