What is Cuba Gooding Jr net worth?
|Net worth||$20 million|
|Source of wealth||Professional Actor|
|Date of Birth||January 2, 1968|
|Country of Residence||United 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.
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.
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).
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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.
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).
|2018||Bayou Caviar||Rodney Jones|
|2013||Life of a King||Eugene Brown|
|2013||Machete Kills||El Camaléon 2|
|2013||Lee Daniels’ The Butler||Carter Wilson|
|2012||Red Tails||Major Emmanuel Stance|
|2011||Sacrifice (2011)||John Hebron|
|2009||Wrong Turn at Tahoe||Joshua|
|2007||American Gangster||Nicky Barnes|
|2007||Daddy Day Camp||Charlie Hinton|
|2007||What Love Is||Tom|
|2006||Dirty (2005)||Salim Adel|
|2003||Radio||James Robert “Radio” Kennedy|
|2003||The Fighting Temptations||Darrin Fox|
|2002||Snow Dogs||Ted Brooks|
|2001||Rat Race||Owen Templeton|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Doris “Dorie” Miller|
|2000||Men of Honor||Carl Brashear|
|2000||In the Shadows||Draven|
|1998||What Dreams May Come||Albert|
|1997||As Good as It Gets||Frank Sachs|
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Rod Tidwell|
|1995||The Tuskegee Airmen||Billy Roberts|
|1992||A Few Good Men||Corporal Carl Hammaker|
|1991||Boyz N the Hood||Tre Styles|
|1988||Coming to America (1988)|
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