Birth Date: January 2, 1968 / Age: 47
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA
Biography: Cuba Gooding, Jr. (born January 2, 1968 in The Bronx, New York) is an African-American actor. He is the son of Cuba Gooding, Sr., lead singer of soul group The Main Ingredient, and older brother of actor Omar Gooding.
Cuba Gooding Jr. in Pearl Harbor, playing a military boxerHis family moved to Los Angeles after The Main Ingredient had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972 by Gooding, Sr. Unfortunately, the elder Gooding abandoned his family two years later. The subsequently tumultuous nature of Gooding Jr.'s upbringing did not deter him from achievement: During his teens, he attended four different high schools but managed to become class president of three of them.
He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. is married to schoolteacher Sara Kapfer, with whom he has two children.