Cuba Gooding, Jr. Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Mar, 2016
Facts of Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Date of Birth: 1968 , January-2
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Cuba Gooding Jr.
Father Cuba Gooding Sr.
Mother Shirley Gooding
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City The Bronx, New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 5 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 78 kg
Married Yes
Married to Sara Kapfer (m. 1994)
Children Spencer Gooding, Mason Gooding, Piper Gooding
Education John F. Kennedy High School
Awards Academy Award
Movies Jerry Maguire 1996
TV Show American Crime Story Since 2016
Siblings Omar Gooding, April Gooding, Tommy Gooding
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Cuba Gooding Jr. is an actor of American nationality who has been known best for being the Academy Award winner for his role of Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire. He was born on the 2nd of January, 1968 and has been indulged in the acting fraternity since 1986 according to his bio. He was born to parents Shirley Gooding and Cuba Gooding Sr. who was a singer.

Cuba was born in The Bronx, New York City and was enrolled in the North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School as well as the John F. Kennedy High School for his primary education. He started his career as a break-dancer in the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics and landed roles in shows like Hill Street Blues, Amen, MacGyver, Coming to America, A Few Good Men, Judgment Night, Lightning Jack as well as Outbreak. He rose into prominence after being cast as a football player named Rod Tidwell in the sports comedy Jerry Maguire which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

After his success post-Oscar, he was cast in the Academy Award winning movie As Good as It Gets and in the hugely hit drama What Dreams May Come. Other performances of this versatile personality include acting in Men of Honor as well as the farce Rat Race along with the musical The Fighting Temptations. He has also acted as Theo Caulder in the thriller Instinct and has given the voice of Buck in Disney movie Home on the Range. Other endeavors of the actor include acting on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Cuba is known to be single currently. He was a married man and had been married to his spouse Sara Kapfer. Sara is his high school sweetheart and the couple started an affair and started dating when they were in high school. This marriage converted into marriage and the couple was married on 1994. The relationship of the couple however ended after a duration of two decades with a divorce. After his split from his wife, he has not been known to have been on a relationship with any other girlfriend and seems to be single. He has three children with his former spouse. Their children are named Spencer, Mason and Piper and he has not been surrounded with rumors of having dated anybody else and will certainly be single for some time now.

Gooding has managed to accumulate a huge number of fans through his acting skills and has been known to have a net worth of a whopping 5 million dollars and a huge salary that matches up to his net worth. He has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches and a presentable attitude liked by all.