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Cuba Gooding Jr.

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

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

  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2004NAACP Image Awards-Best Actor: winner
  • 1997Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1996Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1996Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner

Relationships

  • Omar Gooding--Brother
  • Tommy Gooding--Brother
  • Piper Gooding--Daughter
  • Shirley Gooding--Mother
  • April Gooding--Sister
  • Mason Gooding--Son
  • Spencer Gooding--Son
  • Sara Kapfer Gooding--Wife (separated)