- Name: Cuba Gooding Jr.
- Born: 01/02/1968 (52 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, director, producer, writer
Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. (born January 2, 1968) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director. After his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), he appeared in A Few Good Men (1992), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Outbreak (1995), and Jerry Maguire (1996), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and What Dreams May Come (1998). He gained later attention for his roles in Men of Honor (2000) as Carl Brashear, and in Michael Bay’s World War II epic Pearl Harbor (2001) as Doris Miller. His other notable films include As Good as It Gets (1997), the ensemble farce Rat Race (2001), Radio (2003), American Gangster (2007), Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014), playing civil rights attorney Fred Gray. In 2016, he portrayed O.J. Simpson in the FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and co-starred in the sixth season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, subtitled Roanoke. He also provided the voice of Buck in the animated feature film Home on the Range (2004).
Birth Name: Cuba Mark Gooding, Jr.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Alias: Cuba Mark Gooding, Jr.
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Cuba Gooding Jr. quotes :
Don't let people disrespect you. My mom says don't open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.Cuba Gooding Jr.
The Academy Awards was an amazing night. I know I kind of lost my mind a little bit. I apologize for that. That night went so fast I can't remember what I said or what happened.Cuba Gooding, Jr.
The hardest part was when I was in high school not having a job and always being broke. I had to get to auditions without a car. I either took the bus or walked.Cuba Gooding, Jr.
My wife and I have been together since 1986. I graduated in '86 and she graduated in '88. We began dating when she was 17. Actually she turned 18 when we started kissing and stuff.Cuba Gooding, Jr.