Cuba Gooding Jr. Biography

Published On Jul 05, 2017
Facts of Cuba Gooding Jr.
Date of Birth: 1968 , January-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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Cuba started his career as an entertainer, working as a breakdancer at the closing ceremonies of the 1984's Summer Olympics. Later he turns his career focusing on acting debuted through the TV series, Better Days.

Gooding Jr's outstanding performance in Boyz n the Hood earned him wide recognition and the movie is considered as a modern classic. He further featured in Coming to America, Sing, Gladiator, Outbreak, Pearl Harbor, Don Jon, American Gangster and much more. 

Moreover, Gooding also featured in the TV series such as Better Days, Amen, Daybreak, Saturday Night Live, Firelight, American Crime Story, Empire, Katrina: American Crime Story, etc. He has also portrayed the character of Ludie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful which was a stage performance show. 

Cuba diligent performance in movies and TV series made him strong financially as well as by popularity. He received Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor, Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Critic's Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Camie Award for Theatrical Releases and much more.

Moving towards his personal life, Cuba Gooding Jr. married to his long-term girlfriend, Sara Kapfer. They gave birth to three children Spencer Goodling, Piper Gooding and Mason Gooding. They divorced after twentythree years of marital relationship. 

Cuba earns the massive amount of money in his career. As an actor, he has featured in several movies and TV series through which he received a good amount of salary. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $15 Million.  

 

Cuba Gooding Jr. facts on timeline

Born in The Bronx, New York City.

January 2 , 1963

Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on 2nd January 1963 in The Bronx, New York City. He was born to father, Cuba Gooding Sr and mother, Shirley Gooding and grew up along with his siblings in The Bronx, New York City.

Started his Career.

1984

Cuba Goodling Jr. started his career an entertainer, working as a breakdancer at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics. Later he appeared in several movies and television series. 

Debut in TV series.

1986

Cuba Gooding Jr. turns his career focusing on acting which led him to debut in the TV series, Better Days. He portrayed the role of Bully in the episode of Wooly Bully. 

Married to Sara Kapfer.

1994

Cuba Gooding Jr. married to his long-term girlfriend, Sara Kapfer. They gave birth to three children Spencer Goodling, Piper Gooding and Mason Gooding. They divorced after twenty-three years of marital relationship.

Earned Oscar Award.

1996

In the year 1996, Cuba won the Oscar Award for the Best Supporting role in the blockbuster dramatic sports comedy movie, Jerry Maguire with co-star Tom Cruise. It was a major commercial successful movie. 

Current Net worth.

2017

Cuba earns the massive amount of money in his career. As an actor, he has featured in several movies and TV series through which he received a good amount of salary. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $15 Million.