1968 – Born on January 2nd in The Bronx, New York.
1981-1985 – He landed guest starring roles on shows like "Hill Street Blues" and "MacGyver".
1991 – His first major role was in the box office surprise Boyz n the Hood.
1992 – He followed this success with supporting roles in major films like A Few Good Men, Lightning Jack and Outbreak.
1994 – Cuba met and fell in love with Sara Kapfer, whom he later lived with for seven years before tying the knot in March 13th and had three children.
1996 – Cuba was cast as an arrogant but loyal football player in the Tom Cruise-Cameron Crowe film Jerry Maguire.
– The film became a huge box office smash and earned Cuba an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
1997 – Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
2002 – He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2003 – He won critical support for his portrayal of a mentally handicapped man in the heartwarming film Radio, another movie about football.