An American actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is widely notable for the Academy Award winning character in Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire as Rod Tidwell. He is the native of The Bronx, New York City, United States of America. He came into this world on 2nd January of the year 1968 which has now made him reach the age of 48.
He is the son of Cuba Gooding Sr. and wife Shirley. His father is a lead vocalist of soul group called The Main Ingredient whereas his mother is also a singer with The Sweethearts. His other family members also include his three other siblings who are named as Tommy, Omar, and April. He along with his family moved to Los Angeles in 1972 after the music group of his father had their hit single titled as Everybody Plays the Fool.
Cuba was raised up by his mother. He went to get his high school education from four different schools which include John F. Kennedy High School, Apple Valley High School, Tustin High School and North Hollywood High School. Later, he became born again Christian when he was 13 years old. As he was born in the month of January, his zodiac sign is Capricorn.
As he has been working very hard, he is earning a huge amount of salary and his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. At the beginning of his career, Gooding Jr. had his first job as an entertainer was as breakdancer performing with the singer Lionel Richie at closing ceremonies of 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.
After completing his high school, he studied Japanese Martial Arts for three years before he turned his focus toward acting. At an early career, he landed a guest starring roles on the shows such as Hill Street Blues, Amen, MacGyver, and he also had a tiny part in a popular comedy called Coming to America. He then had his first major role in John Singleton’s inner city drama known as Boyz n the Hood in which he played the role of the lead Tre Styles.
His other movie credits include A Few Good Men, Gladiator, Outbreak, Losing Isaiah, Blown Away, Judgement Night, Blown Away, Jerry Maguire, As Good as It Gets, Lightning Jack, Daddy Day Camp, Radio, Boat Trip, Rat Race and much more. Additionally, he also appeared on the Channel 4’s Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night on 5th August of 2011.
A talented Gooding Jr. has already got married and divorced as well. He was married to his high school sweetheart Sara Kapfer. After dating each other for a longer time, they finally tied their knot in 1994 and remained together until they separated. Due to some personal issues, they divorced in 2014.
Additionally, he also has three children together with his then wife. They have named their children as Piper, Mason, and Spencer. Apart from that, Gooding Jr. stands at the height of five feet and ten inches, that is, 1.78 m. Besides that, to get more updated about his bio, family background as well as other activities, he can be connected via Instagram and Twitter account.