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Cuba Gooding, Jr.

  • Birthplace: New York, NY
  • Birthday: January 02

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

0 Wins1 Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016

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