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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Career: Actor
  • Top celebrities: 1365
  • BirthDate: 1968, 02 of January , The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
  • Spouse: Sara Kapfer (13 March 1994 - present) 3 children
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Facts of life

    Cuba Gooding Jr, an American actor was born on January 2, 1968. Cuba was born in an artistic family; his father was a musician while Shirley, his mother was a sweetheart's backup singer.Cubawas raised by both his parents in a beautiful and loving family.

    He was an overachiever in school and he always got excellence awards. After his primary school, he went to high school where he joined four schools. Teachers noticed his leadership qualities and he was elected the class president in 3 schools.

    After school,Cubadid several jobs. In his first job,Cubaworked as a break-dancer where he performed with Lionel Richie, a singer at the summer Olympics of 1984 closing ceremonies.

     In 1996, he won the Academy Award for Jerry Maguire, in the category of the Best Supporting Actor. His enthusiastic "Show Me the Money" turned into a nationwide catchphrase. He was nominated many times in his career. 

  • Awards: Won Oscar - 1997 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Won American Comedy Award - 1997 for "Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Nominated BET Award - 2001 for "Best Actor for:Men of Honor (2000)."
    Nominated Black Movie Award - 2006 for "Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for:Shadowboxer (2005)."
    Nominated Black Reel - 2001 for "Theatrical - Best Actor for:Men of Honor (2000)."
    Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award - 1999 for "Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama/Romance for:Hinter dem Horizont (1998)."
    Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award - 1997 for "Favorite Supporting Actor - Comedy/Romance for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Won Critics Choice Award - 1997 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Won Camie - 2005 for "for:Sie nennen ihn Radio (2003). Shared with: Todd Garner (producer) Michael Tollin (director) Mike Rich (screenwriter) Ed Harris (actor) Alfre Woodard (actress) Riley Smith (actor) Brent Sexton (actor) S. Epatha Merkerson (actress) Sarah Drew (actress)"
    Won CFCA Award - 1997 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1997 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Won Image Award - 2010 for "Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for:Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) (TV)."
    Won Image Award - 2004 for "Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for:Sie nennen ihn Radio (2003)."
    Nominated Image Award - 2001 for "Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for:Men of Honor (2000)."
    Nominated Image Award - 1999 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for:Hinter dem Horizont (1998)."
    Nominated Image Award - 1997 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Nominated Image Award - 1996 for "Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series for:The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) (TV)."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 2008 for "Worst Actor for:Der Kindergarten Daddy 2 - Das Feriencamp (2007) and Norbit (2007)."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 2004 for "Worst Actor for:Boat Trip (2002), The Fighting Temptations (2003) and Sie nennen ihn Radio (2003)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 1998 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for:Besser geht's nicht (1997)."
    Won Golden Satellite Award - 1997 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Nominated Actor - 2010 for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for:Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) (TV)."
    Nominated Actor - 2008 for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for:American Gangster (2007). Shared with: Armand Assante Josh Brolin Russell Crowe Ruby Dee Chiwetel Ejiofor Idris Elba Carla Gugino John Hawkes Ted Levine Joe Morton Lymari Nadal John Ortiz RZA Yul Vazquez Denzel Washington"
    Won Actor - 1997 for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for:Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996)."
    Won Special Award - 1997 for "Supporting Actor of the Year"
    Won Special Award - 1992 for "Newcomer of the Year"
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 2002 for "Motion Picture On 17 January 2002. At 6838 Hollywood Blvd."
    Nominated Young Artist Award - 1990 for "Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television Series for:"MacGyver" (1985)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 517
  • Salary: Fäuste - Du mußt um Dein Recht kämpfen (1992) $100,000
    Lightning Jack (1994) $500,000
    Outbreak - Lautlose Killer (1995) $400,000
    Jerry Maguire - Spiel des Lebens (1996) $600,000
    Hinter dem Horizont (1998) $1,500,000
    Instinkt (1999) $2,500,000
    Men of Honor (2000) $1,500,000
  • Films with Cuba Gooding Jr.: Broken Doll - 2013
    Guilty - 2012
    One in the Chamber - 2012
    Firelight - 2012
    Red Tails - 2012
    Sacrifice - 2011/I
    The Hit List - 2011
    Ticking Clock - 2011
    Wrong Turn at Tahoe - 2009
    Hardwired - 2009
    Lies & Illusions - 2009
    The Devil's Tomb - 2009
    The Way of War - 2009
    Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story - 2009
    Linewatch - 2008
    Harold - 2008
    Hero Wanted - 2008
    The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends - 2007
    American Gangster - 2007
    Daddy Day Camp - 2007
    What Love Is - 2007
    Norbit - 2007
    End Game - 2006
    Lightfield's Home Videos - 2006
    Dirty - 2005
    Shadowboxer - 2005
    A Dairy Tale - 2004
    Home on the Range - 2004
    Radio - 2003
    The Fighting Temptations - 2003
    Boat Trip - 2002
    Snow Dogs - 2002
    In the Shadows - 2001
    Rat Race - 2001
    Pearl Harbor - 2001
    Men of Honor - 2000
    Chill Factor - 1999
    Instinct - 1999
    A Murder of Crows - 1998
    What Dreams May Come - 1998
    As Good as It Gets - 1997
    Do Me a Favor - 1997
    Jerry Maguire - 1996
    The Tuskegee Airmen - 1995
    Losing Isaiah - 1995
    Outbreak - 1995
    Blown Away - 1994
    Lightning Jack - 1994
    Judgment Night - 1993
    Daybreak - 1993
    A Few Good Men - 1992
    Gladiator - 1992
    Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story - 1992
    Judgement - 1992
    MacGyver - 1989-1991
    Boyz n the Hood - 1991
    Nasty Boys - 1990
    Mancuso, FBI - 1990
    Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice - 1990
    Sing - 1989
    227 - 1989
    Amen - 1988
    CBS Schoolbreak Special - 1988
    Coming to America - 1988
    The Bronx Zoo - 1987
    Hill Street Blues - 1986-1987
    Better Days - 1986
    Dreaming in Black and White - 2002
    Welcome to Hollywood - 1998
    The Graham Norton Show - 2011-2012
    43rd NAACP Image Awards - 2012
    The BET Honors - 2012
    Conan - 2012
    Oprah's Next Chapter - 2012
    People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2012
    Scream Awards 2011 - 2011
    Chris Moyles Quiz Night - 2011
    The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood - 2011
    The Mo'Nique Show - 2011
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman - 2011
    Big Morning Buzz Live - 2011
    The 2010 World Music Awards - 2010
    16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - 2010
    The Bonnie Hunt Show - 2009
    The 81st Annual Academy Awards - 2009
    The View - 2009
    Super Bowl XLIII - 2009
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - 2006-2009
    Entertainment Tonight - 2003-2008
    AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres - 2008
    Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster' - 2008
    Lily Allen and Friends - 2008
    This Morning - 2008
    The 50th Annual Grammy Awards - 2008
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2008
    Caiga quien caiga - 2007-2008
    Movies Rock - 2007
    Sesame Street - 2007
    The City That Never Sleeps - 2007
    TMZ on TV - 2007
    Fashion Rocks - 2007
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien - 2007
    LIVE! with Kelly - 2007
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - 1993-2007
    Up Close with Carrie Keagan - 2007
    Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards - 2007
    HBO First Look - 2000-2007
    The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - 2007
    When Parents Are Deployed - 2006
    Howard Stern on Demand - 2006
    In the Cutz - 2006
    The 2006 Black Movie Awards - 2006
    A Capitol Fourth - 2006
    Corazón de... - 2006
    Gettin' Dirty - 2006
    Shootout - 2003-2006
    37th NAACP Image Awards - 2006
    ESPN Hollywood - 2006
    Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe - 2005
    B InTune TV - 2005
    Magacine - 2005
    The Contender - 2005
    Christmas in Tinseltown - 2004
    35th NAACP Image Awards - 2004
    The Oprah Winfrey Show - 2004
    The 46th Annual Grammy Awards - 2004
    The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards - 2004
    Richard & Judy - 2003
    V Graham Norton - 2003
    The Wayne Brady Show - 2003
    Extra - 2003
    MADtv - 2003
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 2001-2003
    Tinseltown TV - 2003
    Friendly Fire: Making an Urban Legend - 2003
    The 75th Annual Academy Awards - 2003
    I Love the '80s - 2002
    Slamball - 2002
    This Hour Has 22 Minutes - 2002
    Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! - 2002
    Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor - 2001
    Journey to the Screen: The Making of 'Pearl Harbor' - 2001
    Zoolander - 2001
    America: A Tribute to Heroes - 2001
    Gomorron - 2001
    Master Chief: A Tribute to Carl Brashear - 2001
    32nd NAACP Image Awards - 2001
    Making 'Rat Race' - 2001
    VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards - 2000
    Mundo VIP - 1999
    Saturday Night Live - 1999
    5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - 1999
    E! True Hollywood Story - 1998
    Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business - 1998
    The 70th Annual Academy Awards - 1998
    The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - 1998
    The 69th Annual Academy Awards - 1997
    The Rosie O'Donnell Show - 1996
    The Arsenio Hall Show - 1993
    The Graham Norton Show - 2011
    Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián - 2008
    Entertainment Tonight - 2008
    The 80th Annual Academy Awards - 2008
    Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation - 2007
    Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters - 2006
    Celebrity Debut - 2006
    Ceremonia de clausura - 2005
    Celebrities Uncensored - 2003
    Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize - 2000
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