Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in "Red Tails," opposite Terrence Howard, as Major Emanuelle Stance.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is best known for his Academy Award winning portrayal of the charmingly arrogant professional football player Rod Tidwell in "Jerry Maguire." Starring opposite Tom Cruise in the Cameron Crowe-directed film, Gooding solidified his position as one of Hollywood's most talented actors. In addition to the Oscar, he was also honored with the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Award, The Critics Choice Award, and the Chicago Film Critics Award for this role.

Born in the Bronx in 1968 to parents Cuba Gooding Sr. (of R&B group The Main Ingredient) and Shirley Gooding (of the Sweethearts), Gooding was exposed to the entertainment industry early in his life. He began as a dancer and break-dancer, performing at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics with Lionel Ritchie. Gooding's break-out movie role was in the 1991 John Singleton coming-of-age classic "Boyz N the Hood."

Gooding has gained recognition in films including the Oscar-nominated "A Few Good Men," starring opposite Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, "What Dreams May Come" with Robin Williams, "As Good As It Gets," opposite Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, and the critically acclaimed "Men of Honor," with Robert De Niro.

Gooding often shows his versatile acting chops by taking on roles that are diverse and eclectic, as recently exhibited by his turns in both the independent heartfelt comedy "What Love Is," with Matthew Lillard and Anne Heche as well as the family comedy "Norbit," starring Eddie Murphy.

Gooding more recently appeared in "Sacrifice" with Christian Slater, "Hardwired," opposite Val Kilmer and Michael Ironside, "Harold," alongside Spencer Breslin and Nikki Blonsky, "Hero Wanted" with Ray Liotta and Jean Smart, Fred Savage's "Daddy Day Camp," and Ridley Scott's crime drama, "American Gangster," alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

In 2002, Gooding received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring his achievements as an actor. He now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

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How tall is he? How old is he? Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: 49 years old
Birthday: January 2, 1968
Height: 5' 10"
Full Name / Real Name: Cuba M. Gooding Jr.
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Sara Kapfer (3/13/1994, 3 children)

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