Cuba Gooding Jr.

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

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Full NameCuba M. Gooding Junior


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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