• Cuba Gooding Jr. is a famous actor
  • He starred in Boyz n the Hood
  • Learn more about his career

Cuba Gooding Jr. in Boyz n the Hood was a surprise box-office hit and would launch the young actor's incredible career to come. Born January 2, 1968, American actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is the son of late The Main Ingredient soul singer, Cuba Gooding Sr., and singer Shirley Sullivan.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Boyz n the Hood Big Break

Success must run in the Gooding family as Cuba’s younger brother Omar Gooding and their sister April Gooding are also talented actors. 

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The other Gooding brother, Tommy, takes after his parents and is an accomplished singer. Watch the video to learn more about the talent in the Gooding family, and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Boyz n the Hood