March 5th, 2012
01:07 PM ET

Tell us, Cuba Gooding Jr.: What's the story behind your name?

From “Boyz N The Hood” to “Men of Honor,” Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has quite the resume.

Gooding’s most recent role was Major Emanuelle Stance in “Red Tails,” a film which takes a look at the role African-American Tuskegee Airmen played in WWII.

In his iReport interview, Gooding explains why he thinks making military-themed films like “Red Tails” is important, and he also reveals the story behind his name.

We thank our iReporters for submitting questions, and to Cuba Gooding Jr., we hope you’ll be back too.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. whitkneeluvva

    LOL@Beautiful Vixen

    March 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Vixen's Mama

    we named you that because you were born on Opposite Day.

    March 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Booo

    I hope the writer meant Emanuel not "Emanielle," a girl's name.

    March 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Beautiful Vixen

    I get axed that question to. Why do I call myself beautiful vixen when I am uglier then the dogs I let hump me.

    March 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |

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