Cuba M. Gooding, Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Rod Tidwell in Cameron Crowe's 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Gooding was born in The Bronx, New York City on January 2, 1968, the son of Shirley Temple , a singer with the Sweethearts, and Cuba Gooding, Sr., a lead vocalist of soul group The Main Ingredient. He has three siblings: Tommy, Omar, and April. His paternal grandfather was a native of Barbados. His family moved to Los Angeles after his father's music group had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972; the elder Gooding...
|Birthdate:||January 2, 1968|
|Birthplace:||The Bronx, New York|
|Education:||John F. Kennedy High School|
|Also known as:||Cuba M. Gooding Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., Cuba M. Gooding Junior|