Cuba Gooding Jr.
Birth Name: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
Born on Jan. 2, 1968 in the Bronx, NY, Gooding was raised by his father, Cuba Sr., the lead singer for the R&B group, The Main Ingredient, best known for their 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," and his mother, Shirley, a backup singer who toured with Jackie Wilson's Sweathearts during the 1960s. Gooding moved to Los Angeles during the height of his father's success, only to see Cuba Sr. abandon the family, forcing his mom to raise three boys while moving from one hotel to another. In fact, he moved around so much that he attended four different high schools in Southern California - North Hollywood High School, Apple Valley High School, Tustin High School and John F. Kennedy High Schoo...
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