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Encyclopedia > Cuba Gooding Jr

Cuba Gooding Jr. (born January 2, 1968) is an American actor.


His family moved to Los Angeles after his father's group had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972 by Cuba Gooding. 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 and they have two children.


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