Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

American actor
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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. (born January 2, 1968) is an American actor 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. 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), 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.

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Full name at birth
Cuba Mark Gooding, Jr.
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Claim to fame
Jerry Maguire
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Date of birth
2 January 1968
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Place of birth
The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
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Actor, Director, Producer, Singer
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5' 10" (178 cm)
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Residence
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Net worth
$15,000,000 USD
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High school
  • North Hollywood High School,Valley Village, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Tustin High School, Tustin, California, United States
  • Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, California, United States
  • John F. Kennedy High School, Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
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