Actor who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as football player Rod Tidwell in the film Jerry Maguire. His other credits include As Good As it Gets, Men of Honor, Red Tails and Norbit. He stars as OJ Simpson on the FX series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
He attended four different high schools as a teen and became class president at three of them.
He appeared in four episodes of the TV series MacGyver from 1989 to 1991, playing the character Billy Colton.
His father, Cuba Gooding Sr., was the lead singer of The Main Ingredient. He has two brothers named Omar and Tommy and a sister named April. He married Sara Kapfer in 1994, but the couple separated in 2014. He has two sons named Spencer and Mason and a daughter named Piper.