American Actor Cuba Gooding Jr Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Spouse, Children, Parents & Net Worth

Biography of Cuba Gooding Jr

Cuba Gooding Jr is one of the very famous and most trending personality nowadays in different social media and on the Internet as well. Moreover, he is famous as an American actor and director. Likewise, after his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), he appeared in A Few Good Men (1992).

Furthermore, the Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Outbreak (1995), and Jerry Maguire (1996) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Likewise, he gained later attention for his roles in Men of Honor (2000) as Carl Brashear, and in Michael Bay’s World War II epic Pearl Harbor (2001) as Doris Miller.

Moreover, his other notable films include As Good as It Gets (1997), the ensemble farce Rat Race (2001), American Gangster (2007). Likewise, Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014), playing civil rights attorney Fred Gray.

Early Life

Similarly, Gooding was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York City. Furthermore, his mother, Shirley Sullivan, is a singer, and his father, Cuba Gooding Sr., was a lead vocalist of the soul group The Main Ingredient. Likewise, Gooding has three siblings: April, Omar, and Thomas. Similarly, his paternal grandfather, Dudley MacDonald Gooding, was a native of Barbados. Furthermore, his family moved to Los Angeles in 1972 after his father’s music group had their hit single “Everybody Plays the Fool”; two years later, the elder Gooding left the family.

Personal Life

Similarly, in 1994, Gooding married his high school sweetie, Sara Kapfer, with whom he has three children, including actor Mason Gooding. Moreover, in 2014, Kapfer filed for legal separation from Gooding. Likewise, Gooding filed for divorce in January 2017.


  • Full Name: Cuba Michael Gooding Jr
  • Nick Name: Cuba Gooding Jr
  • Date of Birth: January 2, 1968
  • Age: 51 years
  • Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, United States
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Spouse: Sara Kapfer (m. 1994)
  • TV shows: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, etc
  • Children: Mason Gooding, Spencer Gooding, Piper Gooding
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actor Director
  • Years active: 1986–present
  • Parent(s): Cuba Gooding Sr., Shirley Sullivan
  • Relatives: Omar Gooding (brother)
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Net Worth: $15 million
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