Cuba Gooding Jr. is a TV actor and director from the United States of America who has an estimated net worth of $24 million. His most early career popular appearances were in the comedy drama film Jerry Maguire, drama film Men of Honor, the 1991 drama film Boyz n the Hood, and the famous romantic comedy film Norbit.
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Cuba M. Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968 in The Bronx, New York, United States. His father, Cuba Gooding Sr. was a singer and an actor but he died in 2017, his mother Shirley Gooding is also a singer. Cuba Gooding Jr has 2 brothers and 1 sister, actor and rapper Omar Gooding, musician Tommy Gooding, and actress April Gooding.
Cuba Gooding Jr went to several schools including Apple Valley High School, North Hollywood High School, and John F. Kennedy High School. He also spent 3 years studying at the Japanese martial arts.
Cuba Gooding Jr has been married to Sara Kapfer since 1994, but information says that they are going to a divorce in 2017. Cuba and Sara gave birth to 2 sons and 1 daughter, Spencer Gooding, Mason Gooding, and Piper Gooding.
Cuba Gooding Jr didn’t start his career with acting, he was a breakdancer and performed in the multi-sport event Summer Olympics in 1984 with the singer and actor Lionel Richie. Then, Cuba Gooding Jr had several minor roles in comedy series Better Days, drama series Hill Street Blues, drama series The Bronx Zoo, romantic comedy film Coming to America, action adventure series MacGyver, and comedy series Amen.
Cuba Gooding Jr’s first major role was in the 1991 drama film Boyz n the Hood. His TV film appearances after Boyz n the Hood include the sports drama film Gladiator, legal drama A Few Good Men, thriller film Daybreak, action Judgment Night, comedy Lightning Jack, thriller Outbreak, drama Losing Isaiah, action drama The Tuskegee Airmen, comedy drama Jerry Maguire, romantic comedy As Good as It Gets, fantasy drama What Dreams May Come, thriller A Murder of Crows, thriller Instinct, and an action film called Chill Factor.
Cuba Gooding Jr gained a lot of fame and success in Jerry Maguire film. After that, in 2000s, he appeared in a drama film called Men of Honor, action film Pearl Harbor, comedy Rat Race, adventure comedy Snow Dogs, romantic comedy Boat Trip, comedy drama The Fighting Temptations, sports drama Radio, animated comedy film called Home on the Range, drama thriller Shadowboxer, crime drama Dirty, action End Game, romantic comedy Norbit, romantic comedy What Love Is, comedy Daddy Day Camp, crime American Gangster, animated adventure film called The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends, thriller film Hero Wanted, thriller Linewatch, drama Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, action The Way of War, horror action The Devil’s Tomb, action Lies & Illusions, science fiction Hardwired, and a crime film called Wrong Turn at Tahoe.
Since 2011, Cuba Gooding Jr appeared in many films including the action film Ticking Clock, action The Hit List, war film Red Tails, drama Firelight, action One in the Chamber, action Absolute Deception, drama Life of a King, drama The Butler, science fiction Machete Kills, drama Freedom, and a drama film called Selma. Then, he made some series appearances including a crime series called Forever, comedy series Big Time in Hollywood, FL, and the horror series American Horror Story. Cuba Gooding Jr has also been appearing in the crime series, American Crime Story, since 2016.
Cuba Gooding Jr upcoming 2018 appearances include a drama film called Louisiana Caviar which he’s also the director of, and a drama film called Life in a Year.
Awards & Achievements
Cuba Gooding Jr is one of the actors who has a long list of award winnings. So far, he has won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jerry Maguire), Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Jerry Maguire), Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor (Jerry Maguire), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical (Jerry Maguire), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Radio), Camie Award for Theatrical Releases (Radio), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Firelight, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story), and many others.
Net Worth of Cuba Gooding Jr.
In 2017, Cuba Gooding Jr has an estimated net worth of more than $24 million. He made his fortune from the great films and series he’s been acting in. Cuba Gooding Jr’s salary from Jerry Maguire film was $600 thousand, around $1 million from What Dreams May Come, and more than $2 million from Instinct. He listed his Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles based house on sale for nearly $10 million.
Cuba Gooding Jr is a very talented and loved to watched TV films and series actor. He started succeeding a lot after his appearance in Jerry Maguire film. Cuba Gooding Jr is the director and actor of a 2018 drama film called Louisiana Caviar. Cuba Gooding Jr is married to Sara Kapfer but they might get into a divorce.