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.