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 boxer.His 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.
He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire.