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Cuba Gooding Jr

Cuba M. Gooding, Jr. (born January 2, 1968) is an American actor. He is an Academy Award-winner for his portrayal of Rod Tidwell in Cameron Crowe's 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Gooding was born in The Bronx, New York City on January 2, 1968, the son of Shirley Gooding (née Sullivan), a singer with the Sweethearts, and Cuba Gooding, Sr., a lead vocalist of soul group The Main Ingredient. He has three siblings: Tommy, Omar, and April. His paternal grandfather was a native of Barbados. His family moved to Los Angeles after his father's music group had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972; the elder Gooding abandoned his family two years later. During his appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Gooding revealed that after his father had left, his family lived in hotels throughout Los Angeles. Gooding 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. He became a born-again Christian at age 13. His first job as an entertainer was as a breakdancer performing with singer Lionel

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Cuba Gooding Jr. -- No More Arrest Warrant ... Says Rep

Cuba Gooding Jr.
No More Arrest Warrant ... Says Rep

Cuba Gooding Jr. is no longer a wanted man in New Orleans -- this according to Cuba's rep, who tells TMZ, the actor's arrest warrant has been nixed after he met with police this morning.TMZ broke… READ MORE >

Cuba Gooding Jr. Allegedly SHOVES Female Bartender -- Warrant Issued

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Allegedly SHOVES Female Bartender ... Warrant Issued

Cuba Gooding Jr. is a wanted man ... cops in New Orleans have issued an arrest warrant for the actor after he was accused of shoving a female bartender early this morning ... TMZ has learned. The… READ MORE >

- 778 days ago
Cuba Gooding Jr. -- I NEVER Groped Those Women

Cuba Gooding Jr.
I NEVER Groped Those Women

Cuba Gooding Jr. is shooting down reports he sexually harassed and groped several women in a New Mexico bar last month ... telling TMZ the allegations are "bulls**t."Just a few weeks ago, reports… READ MORE >

- 894 days ago
Cuba Gooding Sr. -- I Owe My Career to Don Cornelius

Cuba Gooding Sr.
I Owe My Career to Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius isn't getting the credit he deserves for "creating" the biggest music stars of the 70s -- at least according to Cuba Gooding Senior ... who got his big break on "Soul Train." Long… READ MORE >

- 957 days ago
Cuba Gooding Jr. -- The Drunken Bar Toast

Cuba Gooding Jr. -- The Drunken Bar Toast

Cuba Gooding Jr. gave an intoxicating speech to some bar patrons while partying it up in Spokane, Washington -- and if you like watching drunk people ramble incoherently, you're gonna love this… READ MORE >

- 1609 days ago
Cuba Gooding Jr. - Where All the White People At?

Cuba Gooding Jr. - Where All the White People At?

Cuba Gooding Jr. was all about making Jerry Maguire scream "I love Black people" -- but last night at the House of Blues, all he wanted to know was "Where all the white people at?!"Cuba jumped… READ MORE >

- 1695 days ago
Cuba -- Show Me the Porn Stars!

Cuba -- Show Me the Porn Stars!

One of the people in this photo is an ultra-successful award-winning thespian, with more than 100 films in the can, and several major motion pictures set to be released in the next few months… READ MORE >

- 1875 days ago
Cuba Gooding: Show Me the Hiney

Cuba Gooding: Show Me the Hiney

While at a Super Bowl party in Tampa this weekend, Cuba Gooding Jr. checked out a tight end.Sadly, this is the best picture Cuba has been in since "Jerry Maguire." See Also Show Us Some Range  READ MORE >

- 2053 days ago
Show Us Some Range

Show Us Some Range

How could it be -- Cuba Gooding Jr. is still into the whole "Show me the money" thing ...12 years after the fact.How 'bout some new lines from "Boat Trip," "Snow Dogs," or "The Land Before Time… READ MORE >

- 2146 days ago
At Least Cuba's Body Isn't in the Toilet

At Least Cuba's Body Isn't in the Toilet

Just in case they make sequels to "Snow Dogs," "Boat Trip," or "Daddy Day Camp," Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. is keeping his physique in rock hard shape.The 40-year-old worked out at an L.A. gym… READ MORE >

- 2253 days ago

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