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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding was born in Bronx, New York to Shirley, a singer with the Sweethearts, and Cuba Gooding, Sr., a lead vocalist of soul group The Main Ingredient. He has two brothers, musician Tommy Gooding and fellow actor Omar Gooding, and sister, April Gooding. His family moved to Los Angeles after Gooding Sr.'s music group had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972 but abandoned his family two years later. Gooding Jr. was raised by his mother and attended four different high schools: North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School, and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills in Los Angeles. He served as class president in three of them. His first job as a professional entertainer was as a break-dancer performing with singer Lionel Richie at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. After high school, Gooding studied Japanese martial arts for three years, before turning his focus toward acting. Early on, he landed guest starring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues (1981) and MacGyver (1985). His first major role was in the John Singleton's box office surprise and critical hit Boyz n the Hood (1991). He followed this success with roles in major films like A Few Good Men (1992), Lightning Jack (1994), Outbreak (1995), Men of Honor (2000), Rat Race (2001), and The Fighting Temptations (2003) in which he co-starred alongside Beyoncé Knowles. In 1996, he was cast as an arrogant football player on the brink of a career-ending injury in Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire (1996). The film was a success and earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His "Show Me The Money" line in the film became a nationwide catchphrase. In 1997, he had a notable supporting role in As Good As It Gets (1997). The next several years, his films were inconsistently successful; Boat Trip (2002), Norbit (2007), and Daddy Day Camp (2007), all of which had received extremely negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office. Gooding also starred in a film titled A Murder of Crows, which he co-produced with his long time friend and business partner Derek Broes. The film was Gooding's first attempt at producing.  Since then, he has had series of starring roles in grittier films released direct-to-DVD such as the revenge dramas Hero Wanted and Wrong Turn at Tahoe, as well as the sci-fi action pic Hardwired and the action comedy Lies & Illusions. A well-received performance as Ben Carson in Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) and a small supporting role in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) both proved to be exceptions to this trend. An appearance in the World War II film, Red Tails, produced by George Lucas and with other prominent actors such as Terrence Howard, will mark his only return to the big screen since American Gangster. Gooding is married to Sara Kapfer; they have two sons, Spencer and Mason.  

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Jan 2, 1968 In Bronx, New York, USA
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Series 美國犯罪故事 2016-02-02
Poster of The Book of Negroes
Poster of V Graham Norton
Poster of Mancuso, F.B.I.
Poster of Nasty Boys
Series 美國犯罪故事 O. J. Simpson 2016-02-02
Series The Book of Negroes Sam Fraunces 2015-01-07
電影 The Book of Negroes 2015-01-07
電影 自由之路 Samuel 2014-08-21
電影 塞爾瑪 Fred Gray 2014-12-25
電影 致命詭計 John Nelson 2013-06-10
電影 Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit Shadoweyes 2013-01-01
電影 王者之風 Eugene 2013-06-22
電影 Summoned Detective Callendar 2013-06-01
電影 唐璜 Hollywood Actor #2 2013-07-26
電影 白宮管家 Carter Wilson 2013-08-16
電影 彎刀殺戮 El Camaleon 2013-09-12
電影 紅色機尾 Major Emanuelle Stance 2012-01-19
電影 密室死鬥 Ray Carver 2012-08-21
電影 Firelight DJ 2012-04-22
電影 時鍾 Lewis Hicks 2011-01-04
電影 暗殺名單 Jonas Arbor 2011-04-02
Series 美國恐怖故事 Dominic Banks / Matt Miller 2011-10-05
電影 犧牲 John Hebron 2011-04-26
電影 戰爭方式 David Wolfe 2009-02-20
電影 The Devil's Tomb Mack 2009-05-26
電影 Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Ben Carson 2009-02-07
電影 Wrong Turn at Tahoe Joshua 2009-11-16
電影 Lies & Illusions Isaac 2009-08-26
電影 Hardwired Luke Gibson 2009-11-03
電影 Linewatch Michael Dixon 2008-01-01
電影 Harold Cromer 2008-07-13
電影 通緝英雄 Liam Case 2008-03-28
電影 What Love Is Tom 2007-03-23
電影 糯米正傳 Deion Hughes 2007-02-08
電影 Daddy Day Camp Charlie Hinton 2007-08-08
電影 美國黑幫 Nicky Barnes 2007-11-02
電影 End Game Alex Thomas 2006-03-22
電影 Shadowboxer Mikey 2005-09-09
電影 Dirty Salim Adel 2005-11-10
電影 牧場是我家 Buck (voice) 2004-04-02
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
電影 Radio Radio 2003-10-24
電影 The Fighting Temptations Darrin Hill 2003-09-17
電影 Snow Dogs Ted Brooks 2002-01-18
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
電影 Boat Trip Jerry Robinson 2002-10-01
電影 In the Shadows Draven 2001-06-24
電影 珍珠港 Petty Officer Doris Miller 2001-05-21
電影 亡命奪寶 Owen Templeton 2001-07-30
電影 超級名模 Himself 2001-09-28
電影 怒海潛將 Senior Chief Carl Brashear 2000-09-13
電影 Instinct Dr. Theo Caulder 1999-06-04
電影 Chill Factor Arlo 1999-09-01
電影 A Murder of Crows Lawson Russell 1999-07-06
電影 Welcome to Hollywood Cuba Gooding Jr. 1998-10-01
電影 美夢成真 Albert Lewis 1998-10-02
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
電影 盡善盡美 Frank Sachs 1997-12-19
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
電影 甜心先生 Rod Tidwell 1996-12-13
電影 恐怖地帶 Salt 1995-03-10
電影 Losing Isaiah Eddie Hughes 1995-03-17
電影 黑色轟炸機 Billy Roberts 1995-08-25
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
電影 Lightning Jack Ben Doyle 1994-03-11
電影 Judgment Night Mike Peterson 1993-10-15
Series The Untouchables Unknown 1993-01-11
電影 Daybreak Torch 1993-05-08
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
電影 Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story Tyree 1992-01-06
電影 Gladiator Abraham Lincoln Haines 1992-03-06
電影 好人寥寥 Cpl. Carl Hammaker 1992-12-11
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
電影 街區男孩 Tré Styles 1991-07-12
電影 Sing Stanley 1989-03-31
Series Mancuso, F.B.I. Unknown 1989-10-13
Series Nasty Boys Poptop 1989-09-21
電影 Coming to America Boy Getting Haircut 1988-06-29
Series The Bronx Zoo Unknown 1987-03-19
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Sesame Street Unknown 1969-11-10
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18