Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 2
Birthplace: New York, NY

Cuba Gooding Jr. is an actor perhaps best known for the film Jerry McGuire.

Early in his career, he landed guest starring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues and MacGyver. His first major role was in the 1991 box office surprise Boyz n the Hood. He followed this success with supporting roles in major films like A Few Good Men, Lightning Jack,  and Outbreak.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is an actor perhaps best known for the film Jerry McGuire.

Early in his career, he landed guest starring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues and MacGyver. His first major role was in the 1991 box office surprise Boyz n the Hood. He followed this success with supporting roles in major films like A Few Good Men, Lightning Jack,  and Outbreak.

In 1996, Gooding was cast as an arrogant but loyal football player in the Tom Cruise-Cameron Crowe film Jerry Maguire. The film became a huge box office smash and earned Gooding an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His "Show Me The Money" line in the movie became a nationwide catchphrase.

Since Jerry Maguire, Gooding has appeared in a wide range of roles alongside many of Hollywood's biggest stars. He won critical support for his portrayal of a mentally handicapped man in the heartwarming film Radio. In 2002, he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2016, he appeared as O.J. Simpson in the miniseries American Crime: The People vs. O.J. Simpson.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016
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Ramiro Castro, Jr. enjoys the annual All-Academy Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in the NoHo Arts District, North Hollywood, California.

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Joe Morton, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Anna Deavere Smith and James Pickens, Jr. attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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James Pickens, Jr., Marika Dominczyk, Scott Foley, and George Newbern attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Spike Jones, Jr. backstage at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2015.
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Spike Jones, Jr. backstage at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2015.

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