Connect with us


Cuba Gooding Jr Net Worth

Cuba Gooding Jr net worth

What is Cuba Gooding Jr net worth?

Net worth$20 million
Source of wealthProfessional Actor
Date of BirthJanuary 2, 1968
Country of ResidenceUnited States of America

Cuba Gooding Jr Net Worth

As of 2021, Cuba Gooding Jr net worth is $20 million. He has earned a lot from his illustrious career. He is one of the best black actors in Hollywood.

Early life

Gooding was born on January 2, 1968, in the Bronx, New York City. His mother, Shirley Sullivan, is a singer, and his father, Cuba Gooding Sr., was the lead vocalist of soul group The Main Ingredient. 

Gooding has three siblings: April, Omar, and Thomas. His paternal grandfather, Dudley MacDonald Gooding, was a native of Barbados.

Read Top 10 Richest Black Actors in the world


 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.

Gooding himself was raised by his mother and attended four different high schools: North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School, and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills in Los Angeles.


He served as class president in three of them. He became a born-again Christian at the age of 13.

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


Gooding’s first job as an entertainer was as a breakdancer, performing with singer Lionel Richie at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

 After high school, Gooding studied Japanese martial arts for three years, before turning his focus toward acting. Early on, he landed guest starring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues (1987), Amen (1988) and MacGyver (1988, 1989 and 1990) and also had a small part in the popular comedy Coming to America (1988).

Read Also Kerry Washington net worth

After his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), he appeared in A Few Good Men (1992), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Outbreak (1995), and Jerry Maguire (1996), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and What Dreams May Come (1998). 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.

Read Morgan Freeman net worth

His other notable films include As Good as It Gets (1997), Rat Race (2001), The Fighting Temptations (2003), American Gangster (2007), Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014), playing civil rights attorney Fred Gray.

In 2016, he portrayed O.J. Simpson in the FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and co-starred in the sixth season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, subtitled Roanoke.

He also provided the voice of Buck in the animated feature film Home on the Range (2004).


2018Bayou CaviarRodney Jones
2014SelmaFred Gray
2013Life of a KingEugene Brown
2013Machete KillsEl Camaléon 2
2013Lee Daniels’ The ButlerCarter Wilson
2012Red TailsMajor Emmanuel Stance
2011Sacrifice (2011)John Hebron
2009Wrong Turn at TahoeJoshua
2007American GangsterNicky Barnes
2007Daddy Day CampCharlie Hinton
2007What Love IsTom
2007NorbitDeion Hughes
2006Dirty (2005)Salim Adel
2005End Game
2003RadioJames Robert “Radio” Kennedy
2003The Fighting TemptationsDarrin Fox
2003Boat TripJerry
2002Snow DogsTed Brooks
2001Rat RaceOwen Templeton
2001Pearl HarborDoris “Dorie” Miller
2000Men of HonorCarl Brashear
2000In the ShadowsDraven
1999Chill FactorArlo
1998What Dreams May ComeAlbert
1997As Good as It GetsFrank Sachs
1996Jerry MaguireRod Tidwell
1995The Tuskegee AirmenBilly Roberts
1992A Few Good MenCorporal Carl Hammaker
1991Boyz N the HoodTre Styles
1988Coming to America (1988)