Cuba Gooding Jr
January 2, 1968
55 years old
5 ft 10¼ in | 179 cm
75 kg | 165.5 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. was born in The Bronx, New York, United States, on January 2, 1968, is an American actor.
Young Cuba Gooding Jr. first started performing as a breakdancer, with singer Lionel Richie at closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (1984).
He began acting in school theater productions.
He got his television debut in the CBS sitcom Better Days (1986) in episode: "Wooly Bully", in role as Bully.
He made his big screen debut in romantic comedy film Coming to America (1988) in role as a barber shop customer.
Cuba's breakthrough performance came as Trey "Tre" Styles in drama crime movie Boyz n the Hood (1991).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Trip to Bountiful" (2013) in role as Ludie Watts, at Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
He made his directorial debut with neo-noir drama film Bayou Caviar (2018) he also starred in role as Rodney Jones.
How tall is Cuba Gooding Jr. and what is his weight? Cuba Gooding Jr.'s height is 5' 10¼" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 179 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 165.5 іn pоunds or 75 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is 55 years old.
Cuba Gooding Jr. net worth is around 14 million dollars.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role as Rod Tidwell in romantic comedy drama sports film Jerry Maguire (1996).
He was nominated for the BET Award for Best Actor for his role as Carl Brashear in drama movie Men of Honor (2000).
He was nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor for his role as Trey "Tre" Styles in drama crime movie Boyz n the Hood (1991).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Film: Best Actor for his role as Radio in biographical sports drama film Radio (2003).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role as Billy Roberts in drama action movie The Tuskegee Airmen (1995).
He won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role as Ben Carson in biographical drama film Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009).
He won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role as Dwayne Johnson (DJ) in drama movie Firelight (2012).
He won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama / Romance for his role as Albert Lewis in fantasy drama movie What Dreams May Come (1998).
He was nominated for the Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Major Salt in drama thriller film Outbreak (1995).
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role as Frank Sachs in romantic comedy drama movie As Good as It Gets (1997).
He was nominated for the Black Movie Award for Best Actor for his role as Mikey in crime thriller film Shadowboxer (2005).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Nicky Barnes in biographical crime film American Gangster (2007).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Carter Wilson in historical drama film The Butler (2013).
Pearl Harbor (2001) romantic war drama as Petty Officer Doris Miller
The Fighting Temptations (2003) musical comedy drama as Darrin Hill
Boat Trip (2002) romantic comedy as Jerry Robinson
Gladiator (1992) sports drama as Abraham Lincoln Haines
Machete Kills (2013) action as El Chameleón 2
Judgment Night (1993) action thriller as Mike Peterson
Instinct (1999) psychological thriller as Theo Caulder
Rat Race (2001) comedy as Owen Templeton
Bayou Caviar (2018) drama as Rodney Jones
Life in a Year (2020) drama romance as Xavier
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Limited Series for his role as O. J. Simpson in the FX true crime anthology television series American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson (2016).
MacGyver (1989-1991) ABC action adventure series in role as Billy Colton
He hosted Saturday Night Live (1999), in episode "Cuba Gooding Jr./Ricky Martin".
Forever (2015) ABC fantasy crime drama series as Isaac Monroe
Big Time in Hollywood, FL (2015) comedy series as Himself
The Book of Negroes (2015) CBC/BET miniseries as Samuel Fraunces
American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016) FX horror anthology series as Matt Miller / Dominic Banks
Attended North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills in Los Angeles.
Has two brothers: Omar, Thomas and one sister, April.
Has African-American and Irish ancestry.
Studied Japanese martial arts for three years.
He was discovered by Hollywood agent, Coralie Jr.
He was a backup dancer for Paula Abdul.
He is an avid hockey player.
He played Billy Flynn in a musical "Chicago" (2018) at Phoenix Theatre, London and Ambassador Theatre, New York City.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in 2002.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
He was married to Sara Kapfer (1994-2017) they have two sons: Spencer, Mason and one daughter, Piper.