Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Real Name/Full Name Cuba Mark Gooding Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mark Jr.
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 January 1968
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
Eye Color:  Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Cuba Gooding Sr.
Mother – Shirley Gooding
Siblings:  Omar Gooding, Tommy Gooding, April Gooding
School: John F. Kennedy High School
Apple Valley High School
North Hollywood High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sara Kapfer ( m. 1994; div. 2017)
Kids/Children Name: Mason Gooding, Spencer Gooding, Piper Gooding
Profession: Actor, writer, producer, director
Net Worth: $16 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Cuba is an American actor. He is famously for his role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood and several others. They include A few Good Men, The Tuskegee Armen, Outbreak, Jerry Maguire and What Dreams May Come. He gained public attention when he appeared in Men in Honor as Carl Brashear, and also in World War II as Doris Miller.

His famous notable films include as Good as it Gets, Rat Race, The Fighting Temptations, American Gangster, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Selma. In 2016, he played in the FX drama series The People O.J Simpson: American Crime story as O.J Simpson and a co-star in the sixth of the FX anthology series American Horror Story subtitled Roanoke. Later on in 2004, he voiced in the animated feature film Home on the Range.

Well, how well do you know about Cuba Gooding Jr.? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Cuba Gooding Jr.’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Cuba Gooding Jr. to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gooding was born in the Bronx, New York. His mother is, Shirley Sullivan who was a singer and Cuba Gooding Sr. his father, was the lead of a soul group The Main Ingredient. He has three siblings named April, Omar and Thomas. His paternal grandfather, Dudley MacDonald Gooding was a native of Barbados. They moved to Los Angeles after his father’s music group hit single in 1972.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Cuba Gooding Jr. in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Cuba Gooding Jr.’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 2 January 1968. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms.


He was raised by his mother and enrolled in four different high schools: North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hill in Los Angeles. He was the class president in three of them and was a born again Christian.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

He married Sara Kapfer in 1994, who was his high school girlfriend. The couple were blessed with three kids including actor Mason Gooding. They later divorced in 2017 and since then there is no news on him dating again.

Is Cuba Gooding Gay?

Cuba was a straight guy. He has never been associated in a relationship with men. He was married man to his wife for a couple of years even though they separated. He is neither gay nor bisexual. He has maintained his sexual status for years.

Professional Career

Cuba started as a professional break-dancer when he performed at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympic. After studying martial arts for three years he focused on acting. His roles were on TV shows like Hill Street Blues, Amen, and MacGyver as well generating buzz with an early film appearance in Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America.

In 1991, he played a role in Boyz n the Hood which was Breakthrough for him where he played the lead and became a commercial success. It was later on recognized as a culturally significant film for the African American context.

He supported his success in appearing in films like A few Good Men, Lightning Jack and Outbreak and became more successful when he starred a role in Jerry Maguire alongside Tom Cruise and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In the 90’s he ended his role in acting with a strong performance in As Good as it Gets. However, he has appeared in solid films such as Instinct, What Dreams May Come, and Chill Factor. He also appeared in box office flops, Men of Honor and Boat Trip.

His other notable films were Pearl Harbor, Radio, The Fighting Temptations and Rat Race. The films received mixed reviews in some were very bad reviews and some were positive complementing reviews. He started acting on animated films and children movies like Home on the Range, Daddy Day Camp, Norbit and Snow Dogs. This role was a total failure and almost damaged his career.

He switched to independent films like Shadowboxer and the TV film Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson story. In 2007 he appeared in 2007 American Gangster and George Lucas Red Tails, The Butler in 2013 and Machete Kills. He had an appearance in a mini-series The Book of Negroes. In 2018, he directed his first film, called Bayou Caviar.


He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting actor. He won two Academy Awards as well and he was nominated for several others in the span of his career

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Cuba Gooding Jr. in 2024

Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth
Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth

As of 2024, Cuba has an estimated net worth of $16 million. He has earned a lot of wealth from his acting career for instant $600,000 in Jerry Maguire, 41.5 million for what Dreams May Come, just to mention but a few. He has also directed a film of his own which means a large sum of money.

Cuba is an actor who is very successful and has won a couple of accolades in the past. He has had his ups and downs in his professional career but he remains a big star in show biz. He was once charged with sexual assault on a minor but that did not stop him from achieving his goals.


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