There, he joined the drama club, stage crew and ran cross country.That year, 1986, he appeared in the California Shakespeare Festival where he won first place in his portrayal of "Othello".The film became a huge box office smash and earned Cuba an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.His "Show Me The Money" line in the movie became a nationwide catchphrase.His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts.His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". Cuba's father moved the family to Los Angeles in 1972, only to leave them a few years later.Early on, he landed guest starring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues (1981) and Mac Gyver (1985).
He spent all of his 15-year career in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Giants.However, the pilot did not sell and so the series never was produced.Was discovered by eccentric Hollywood agent, Coralie Jr., for his break-dancing talent. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills his junior year.He retired on a high as his club defeated the New England Patriots as underdogs to win the 2007 Super Bowl in his last season.His TV career blossomed too as he had worked with Fox before working with the ABC. Read on to see more about his family life, his kids, girlfriend or wife, height, etc. Army and a boxer before he retired while his mother, Louise is a basketball coach.