Cuba has been nominated for 2 SAG Awards. In 2008, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" for American Gangster. In 1997, he won for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role" for Jerry Maguire.
Cuba was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1996 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" for Jerry Maguire.
Was once a backup dancer for Paula Abdul.
He was suggested by Roger Moore to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
Cuba Gooding Jr. made his feature acting debut in the movie Coming To America in 1988.
He shares the same birthday with fellow actors Kate Bosworth and Dax Shepard, Brandon DeShazer, and Taye Diggs.
He was discovered by Coralie Jr, for his breakdancing talent.
He is married Sara Kapfer they have been married since 1994, and have three children.
In 1991 he was listed as one of twelve promising new actors in John Willis Screen World.
He is the son of Cuba Gooding.
In 1997 People magazine named him one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
He got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002.
He is the older brother to Omar Gooding.
He is 5'10" (1.78 m) .
He has a mastiff for a dog.
Won a Supporting Acting Academy Award for Jerry Maguire
Cuba: I speak to my agent about great roles, and he's like, 'They are all going to Will Smith.
Cuba : Before I was an actor I was a break dancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess, my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as back up dancer for Lionel Richie and I performed at the closing ceremony at the '84 Olympics.
Cuba: I understand it all. I can write my own ticket for one or two movies. But if they're not the right ones, my ticket gets yanked. I understand that's how it works, and I'm okay with it.
Cuba: We lived in a big house and had chauffeurs, we'd go backstage at the concerts and then in the fifth grade . . . bang! Rock bottom.
Cuba : I came in there and did everything I had to do and the rest was history. So it was never like me sitting going 'Ah, there's Tom!' To me, it was like that son of a bitch was holding me back from doing what I had to do - on his final audition for Jerry Maguire.
Cuba: I have never made a decision based on race and never will. I am admiring of my fellow peers, black film-makers and black actors and actresses. When Halle and Denzel won Oscars, I felt pride because I was black, but never did I analyse their win based on colour.