Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on 2 January, 1968 in The Bronx, New York City. He is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. A singer with the Sweethearts, with his father, Cuba Gooding Sr., was a lead vocalist of the soul group The Main Ingredient. Gooding Jr has three siblings: April, Omar, and Thomas. His paternal grandfather, Dudley MacDonald Gooding, was a native of Barbados.
He gained his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz and the Hood. He appeared in A Few Good Men, The Tuskegee Airmen, Outbreak, and Jerry Maguire, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Below are some of his movies that broke him through and gained him attention in entertainment industry, his roles in Men of Honor as Carl Brashear, and in Michael Bay’s WWII epic Pearl Harbor as Doris Miller. His other notable films include As Good as It Gets, American Gangster, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Selma, playing civil rights attorney Fred Gray. In 2016, he portrayed O.J. Simpson in the FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and co-starred in the sixth season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, subtitled Roanoke.
Watch out for Cuba in his 2018 movie Katrina: American Crime Story.