Net Worth: $5 Million
- Source of Wealth Film
- Birth Place The Bronx, New York, USA
- Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Marital Status Married (Sara Kapfer)
- Full Name Cuba M. Gooding Junior
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth January 2, 1968
- Ethnicity African American, Afro-Bajan
- Occupation Actor
- Education John F. Kennedy High School
- Children 3 (Mason, Spencer & Piper Gooding)
Born on 2nd January 1968, Cuba Gooding, Jr. is an actor with a net worth of $5 Million. He has been active since 1986. Over the years, Cuba has worked on both movies and television shows. Born in Bronx, New York, Cuba is famous for depicting the character of Rod Tidwell in the film “Jerry Maguire”. Both the movie and his performance were critically acclaimed.
Cuba has earned this wealth from his many performances on films and television shows. It however all started for him in the Summer Games of 1984 in LA. He performed there at the closing ceremony as a break-dancer with the singer Lionel Richie. After finishing high school, Cuba was offered a few short roles and guest appearances in shows like Hill Street Blues, MacGyver, Amen and Coming to America.
His first major break was in the movie “Boyz n the Hood” of 1991. It went on to become a big hit. Gooding played the lead role in this crime based film that was directed by John Singleton. After this movie, he got roles in many movies like A Few Good Men, Lightning Jack, Outbreak, Losing Isaiah, Jerry Maguire, World War II, Red Tails and many more. Many of these movies have gone on to become big successes as well. He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jerry Maguire. He has also been nominated for As Good as It Gets, Outbreak, What Dreams May Come, Men of Honor, Shadowboxer, and American Gangster.
Gooding is the son of Cuba Gooding, Sr., a vocalist and Shirley Gooding, a singer. Tommy, Omar and April are his three siblings. Gooding married Sara Kapfer, his high school friend in 1994. They have three kids from the union.