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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: 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 >

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 >

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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 >

- 2356 days ago
Forget Cigars, U.S. Should Ban Movies from Cuba

Forget Cigars, U.S. Should Ban Movies from Cuba

Cuba Gooding Jr. says the key to a good career is "longevity."insertBCSinglePlayer(1517401831);Right, because flicks like "Boat Trip," "Norbit," "Daddy Day Camp," "Snow Dogs" and "The Land Before… READ MORE >

- 2442 days ago
Creepy Scheider Fan Loves Cuba Too!

Creepy Scheider Fan
Loves Cuba Too!

The same guy who was spotted telling Roy Scheider, "I know where you live," was caught hugging Cuba Gooding, Jr. just a few hours earlier. Who doesn't he know?! // "Big Shot" hottie Dylan… READ MORE >

- 2651 days ago
Cuba Gooding Jr: Show Me the Honeys!

Cuba Gooding Jr: Show Me the Honeys!

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. was at nightspot Crimson in L.A. last night and he had company -- in the form of two ditzy blondes. insertBCSinglePlayer(1203074512);The animated actor was followed… READ MORE >

- 2652 days ago
Cuba Gooding Jr: Show Me the Suit!

Cuba Gooding Jr: Show Me the Suit!

Show him the money! Oscar-winning actor/sloganator extraordinaire Cuba Gooding Jr. attended the premier of the new Brad Pitt vehicle "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"… READ MORE >

- 2658 days ago
Hottest Videos -- Week of 05/27

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insertBCSinglePlayer(933206297); Check out Lohan at Les Deux before her infamous accident. TMZ cameras caught her partying 'til the wee hours. READ MORE >

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Cuba Pucks Around with "OC" Star

Cuba Pucks Around with "OC" Star

His career may be stalled, but Cuba Gooding Jr.'s sense of humor is still very busy.insertBCSinglePlayer(959016223); TMZ was in Anaheim last night for game two of the Stanley Cup (Go Ducks!),… READ MORE >

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Has Britney's Make-Out Partner Moved On?

Has Britney's Make-Out Partner Moved On?

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