Ten fun facts about Cuba Gooding Jr.


Fact 1
Cuba M Gooding Junior was born on January 2, 1968 in the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.

Fact 2
Cuba Gooding Jr’s dad, Cuba Gooding was a lead vocalist for the R&B group, The Main Ingredient, who recorded the song “Everybody Plays the Fool.”

Fact 3
The family moved to LA in 1972 but his dad soon left and he as raised by a single mom who encouraged him to maintain his positive outlook on life.


Fact 4
Cuba ended up attending four different high schools because of frequent moves but was popular at all of them and even elected to be the class president at three of them.

Fact 5
While he was in high school he fell in love with Sara Kapfer, whom he married in March of 1994.

Fact 6
Before he turned his focus towards acting, he was studying Japanese martial arts for three years after graduating from high school.

Fact 7
As soon as he started thinking about acting he was able to land guest roles in popular series like “Hill Street Blues” and “MacGyver.”

Fact 8
His first major role was in “Boyz in the Hood” in 1991.

Fact 9
Cuba won the Academy Award for his portrayal of Rod Tidwell in the movie “Jerry Maguire” produced by Cameron Crowe.

Fact 10
Cuba was a back up dancer for Paula Abdul for a while. He also performed in the closing ceremony of the 1984 summer Olympics along with Lionel Richie.


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