Actor who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as football player Rod Tidwell in the film Jerry Maguire. He also played Abraham Lincoln Haines in the 1992 film Gladiator and Major Emanuel Stance in Red Tails.He appeared in four episodes of the TV series MacGyver from 1989 to 1991, playing the character Billy Colton.He starred in the 2001 comedy film Rat Race with Seth Green.BEFORE FAME
He attended four different high schools as a teen and became class president at three of them.PERSONAL LIFE
His father, Cuba Gooding Sr., was the lead singer of The Main Ingredient. He married Sara Kapfer in 1994, but the couple separated in 2014. He has two sons named Spencer and Mason and a daughter named Piper.FUN FACTS
Movie Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. were born on Tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Monkey, Today is the birthday of Cuba Gooding Jr..