Cuba Gooding Jr.

A blue-blooded member of Hollywood's celebrity royalty.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
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Age56
Full NameCuba M. Gooding Junior
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Biography

The illustrious Cuba Gooding Jr. is of noble heritage, hailing from Barbados and born on January 2, 1968 in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for the Sweethearts, while his father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient. Despite a family setback, Cuba overcame adversity and achieved greatness throughout his schooling, where he was elected class president in three of the four high schools he attended. He later studied Japanese martial arts for three years before turning his focus to acting, where he landed roles in Hill Street Blues and MacGyver before appearing in Boyz n the Hood. In 1994, he married Sara Kapfer with whom he had been living with for seven years prior. Cuba Gooding Jr. is truly a remarkable figure.

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  • American Crime Story
  • Forever
  • Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War
  • The 67th Annual Tony Awards
  • American Horror Story
  • The Book of Negroes
  • Big Time in Hollywood, FL
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • The 81st Annual Academy Awards
  • American Gangster
  • A Few Good Men
  • As Good as It Gets
  • MacGyver
  • Selma
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  • Empire
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Nasty Boys
  • Better Days
  • Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation
  • Men of Honor
  • The Butler
  • Coming to America
  • Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit
  • The Tuskegee Airmen
  • 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards
  • The 50th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Radio
  • Life of a King
  • The 80th Annual Academy Awards
  • For NYC
  • The Oscars
  • The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Outbreak
  • Instinct
  • The 75th Annual Academy Awards
  • Don Jon
  • Zoolander
  • Firelight
  • The 69th Annual Academy Awards
  • Gladiator
  • Rat Race
  • Losing Isaiah
  • Freedom
  • A Murder of Crows

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