Famous American actor and comedian, Cuba Gooding Jr. is most renowned for acting Rod Tidwell in the movie ‘Jerry Maguire.’ Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Cuba Gooding Jr. as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Cuba Gooding Jr. (Cuba M. Gooding Jr.) was born on 2nd January 1968 in The Bronx, New York City in the US. Cuba’s mother, Shirley (Sullivan) is a singer who performs with the Sweethearts. Cuba’s father, Cuba Gooding Sr. was the lead singer of the soul group called ‘The Main Ingredient.’ Cuba Gooding Jr. has three siblings named April, Omar, and Thomas.
His paternal grandfather, Dudley MacDonald Gooding, was a citizen of Barbados. In 1972, the family immigrated to Los Angeles, the USA. It was after the soul group released a super-hit single ‘Everybody Plays the Fool.’ Two years later, Cuba Gooding Sr. left the family.
His mother brought up Cuba Gooding Jr. who studied from four different high schools. These were Apple Valley High School, John F. Kennedy High School, North Hollywood High School, and Tustin High School in Granada Hills in Los Angeles. In three of these high schools, Cuba Gooding Jr. was the class president and acted in all school plays.
In 1994, Cuba Gooding Jr. married Sara Kapfer, his high school friend. They have three children named Mas’on, Piper, and Spencer.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After performing break-dance with Lionel Richie, the singer in the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, he became popular. An agent offered him to appear on commercials leading to his first appearance in minor roles in television series, 1986s ‘Hill Street Blues’. Cuba Gooding Jr. first appeared on the big screen in ‘Coming to America.’ Cuba Gooding played the role of Tre Styles in the movie 1991s ‘Boyz ‘N the Hood’.
Following, he was cast in movies, 1992s ‘A Few Good Men’, 1995s ‘The Tuskegee Airmen’ and ‘Outbreak,’ and 1996s ‘Jerry Maguire’. Cuba Gooding Jr. enacted Carl Brashear in 2000s ‘Men of Honor’. He enacted Doris Miller in 2001s ‘Pearl Harbor’ adapted from WWII epic by Michael Bay. Cuba Gooding Jr. enacted in 1997s ‘As Good as It Gets’, 2001s ‘Rat Race’, 2007s ‘American Gangster’, 2013s ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’, and 2014s ‘Selma’.
Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared as Fred Gray, the civil rights attorney. He was O. J. Simpson in the FX drama televise on series ‘The People vs. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.’ He appeared in the FX’s 6th season of American Horror Story series ‘Roanoke.’ He was on Channel 4’s Quiz Night by Chris Moyle and closed the show with Lulu in the duet ‘Bad Romance.’ On 3rd March 2018, he was the guest announcer for the 100th episode of ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ of ITV’s show by Ant and Dec.
In 1996, for his acting in the movie, ‘Jerry Maguire’, Cuba Gooding Jr. won the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor (1996). Cuba Gooding, Jr. became a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2002).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Cuba Gooding, Jr. is $18 million. Most of his wealth for his net worth comes from his earned income from television series and movies. Cuba Gooding Jr. has successfully played roles of both minor and major roles.
As of 2014, the earnings and sale of asset of Cuba Gooding Jr. include the sale of his home in Pacific Palisades was worth $9,800,000. He had purchased the house in 2000 at $3.5 million. As of 2013, the value of his Northridge California home is worth $728,000. He had purchased the property in 1999 at $439,000.
Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared for an online video game, ‘The Quest For The Code’ that concentrates on juvenile asthma management.