Cuba Gooding Jr. is an American actor born on January 2, 1968. His first job as an entertainer was as a break dancer. He performed with singer Lionel Richie at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics. Gooding as well studied Japanese martial arts for three years after high school. Later on, he turned towards acting. In his early acting career, Cuba received guest starring roles on shows such as Amen, Coming to America and MacGyver. In 1991, Gooding earned his first major role as Tre Styles in the crime drama Boyz n the Hood. The film gained critical acclaim and success and is now considered a modern classic. Following that, he started receiving supporting roles in several major films including Lightning Jack, Outbreak and A Few Good Man. Cuba Gooding earned breakthrough and reached a new level of prominence by starring in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. The film was a major hit on the box office and also bestowed him with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In coming years, Gooding performed variety of roles in numerous successful films including What Dreams May Come, Men of Honor, Radio and The Butler. He won numerous awards and nominations throughout his career such as Tony Award, Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award. In his personal life, Cuba Gooding Jr. became married to Sara Kapfer in 1994 but the couple got separation in 2014.
Cuba Gooding Jr. Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Cuba Gooding Jr.
- Nicknames: Cub
- Date of Birth: January 2, 1968
- Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
- Occupation: Actor
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Cuba Gooding Jr. Body Measurements Height Weight Shoe Size Vital Stats
Cuba Gooding Jr. Family Details:
- Father: Cuba Gooding Sr. (Singer)
- Mother: Shirley Gooding (Singer)
- Siblings: Omar Gooding, April Gooding, Tommy Gooding
- Spouse Name: Sara Kapfer (m. 1994)
- Children Name: Spencer, Mason, and Piper
Cuba Gooding Jr. Career Highlights:
- First Film: Coming to America (1988)
- First TV Show: Better Days (1986)
Cuba Gooding Jr. Body Measurements:
The Cuba Gooding Jr. body measurements complete information is listed below including the actor’s height, weight and shoe size.
- Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)
- Weight: 76 kg (167 pounds)
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Cuba Gooding Jr. Interesting Facts:
- Cuba is an Academy Award winner.
- He started his career as a break dancer.
- Gooding studied martial arts for three years.