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Hearty Cheers! Academy Award Winning Cuba Gooding Jr. Clocks 49; Also Celebrating Taye Diggs

Written by White Angelis

We celebrate top actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and Taye Diggs this day January 2;

Cuba Gooding Jr.


Famous African American actor who won an Academy/Oscar 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 American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson.

The star was born into an artistic family; his father Cuba Gooding Sr., was lead singer of The Main Ingredient, while his mum, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts.

Cuba married Sara Kapfer in 1994, but the couple separated in 2014. He has two sons named Spencer and Mason and a daughter named Piper.

He turns 49

Taye Diggs


Dashing Actor who appeared in Rent, Private Practice and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. His other notable works include Chicago, Cake, Days of Wrath and The Wood.

He made his television debut as Stephon in a 1996 episode of New York Undercover.

He married Rent co-star Idina Menzel in 2003, the couple later had a son named Welker. In 2013, the couple split after being married for 10 years.

He became famous for his role in the Broadway musical, Rent.

The movie star turns 46.

Happy Birthday to the stars!


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