Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth

August 14, 2023
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Cuba M. Gooding, Jr. was born on 2nd January, 1968 in The Bronx, New York City, USA, of Barbadian descent. He is an actor who rose to prominence for his multiple award winning role in the comedy film “Jerry Maguire” (1996) directed, co-produced and co-written by Cameron Crowe. The net worth of Cuba Gooding Jr. has been accumulated from acting since 1986.

Concerning the net worth of Cuba Gooding Jr., it has been estimated that it stands at $15 million. Reportedly, he earned the salary of $2.5 million for his role in the film “Instinct” (1999), $1.5 for “What Dreams May Come” (1998) and $1.5 for “Men of Honor” (2000).


Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth $15 Million


The actor was raised in a family of two singers, his mother Shirley Gooding (Sweethearts) and father Cuba Gooding, Sr. (The Main Ingredient). Succeeding the graduation from high school, Cuba studied Japanese martial arts. However, his passion for acting led him to take that career path, and it should be noted that it was Coralie Jr., the eccentric Hollywood agent who discovered him. As an actor he debuted on television, taking roles in episodes of the series “Better Days” (1986), “Hill Street Blues” (1987), “Amen” (1988) and others. In 1988, he appeared in a small role of the feature film “Coming to America” (1988). Soon, Gooding Jr. was nominated for roles in the drama film “Boyz n the Hood” (1991) directed by John Singleton, and disaster film “Outbreak” (1995) directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Still, all these appearances contributed to Cuba’s net worth.

In 1996, Cuba landed his most successful role so far, as Rod Tidwell in the comedy film “Jerry Maguire” (1996), a supporting role which won the Academy, American Comedy, Blockbuster Entertainment, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association, Satellite and Screen Actors Guild Awards. The film was a huge success including both critical praise and box office. However, it was not just a five-minute fame as Gooding continued to win awards as well as receiving nominations for his work.

Cuba again appeared in the spotlight after he received awards for his roles in the feature films “What Dreams May Come” (1998) and “Radio” (2003) as well as television films “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” (2009) and “Firelight” (2012). Other roles that captivated critics were landed in the comedy film “As Good as It Gets” (1997), drama film “Men of Honor” (2000), thriller film “Shadowboxer” (2005), crime film “American Gangster” (2007) and historical drama film “The Butler” (2013). However, it happened that Cuba Gooding Jr. was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award as the Worst Actor, received for the roles of Jerry Robinson in “Boat Trip” (2002), Deion Hughes in “Norbit” (2007) and Charles Hinton in “Daddy Day Camp” (2007). Praised or criticized, Cuba Gooding Jr. still added revenues to the total size of his net worth after every role landed on the big screen and television.

In 1994, Gooding married his wife, his high school sweetheart Sara Kapfer. They have three children together, and the family resides in Pacific Palisades and Porter Ranch, California, USA.

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