Cuba Gooding Jr.

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  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • His father was the lead singer of the R&B group the Main Ingredient.
  • Attended four different high schools and served as class president in three of them.
  • Made his professional debut performing with Lionel Richie as a break dancer at the 1984 Olympic Games.
  • Made his film debut in a bit part in the 1988 Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America.
  • His Oscar-winning role in Jerry Maguire was originally offered to Damon Wayans.
  • An avid hockey fan.

Awards

  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1997, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Spencer Gooding — Son
  • Omar Gooding — Brother
  • Sara Kapfer Gooding — Wife (separated)
  • Shirley Gooding — Mother
  • Piper Gooding — Daughter
  • Cuba Gooding Sr. — Father
  • Mason Gooding — Son
  • Tommy Gooding — Brother
  • April Gooding — Sister

Details

  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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