Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories: Cuba Gooding Jr.

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Jennie Wood

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Jerry Maguire, 1996
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. became the youngest African-American actor to win an Academy Award. He was 29 at the time. He has also appeared in Selma, Boyz n the Hood, A Few Good Men, and As Good as It Gets.
Photo source: AP Photo/Reed Saxon
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