Cuba Gooding Jr. Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Cuba Gooding Jr. Quick Info
Height5 ft 10¼ in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 2, 1968
Zodiac SignCapricorn
SpouseSara Kapfer

Cuba Gooding Jr. is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian who is best known for his role as the fired-up football player Rod Tidwell in the romantic comedy-drama sports film Jerry Maguire (1996) that earned him an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actor”, his ebullient “Show me the money!” line in the Academy Award-nominated movie becoming a nationwide catchline. Cuba has appeared in several other notable films including the box office surprise Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Men of Honor (2000), with a number of the movies he starred in having got nominated for the Best Picture Oscar such as A Few Good Men (1992), As Good as It Gets (1997) and Selma (2014). Gooding has also been featured in numerous TV shows, such as the widely acclaimed FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) where he has played the part of O.J. Simpson, and he has performed as a voice-over artist as well, having provided the voice of a number of characters like Buck in the animated Western musical comedy movie Home on the Range (2004).

Born Name

Cuba Mark Gooding Jr.

Nick Name

Cuba

Cuba Gooding Jr. as seen in December 2016
Cuba Gooding Jr. as seen in December 2016 (Cuba Gooding Jr. / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He went to 4 different high schools as a teen, namely North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School, and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills in Los Angeles, having served as class president in 3 of them.

Occupation

Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian

Family

  • Father – Cuba Gooding Sr. (Singer, Actor)
  • Mother – Shirley Sullivan (Vocalist)
  • SiblingsOmar Gooding (Younger Brother) (Actor, Comedian, Rapper, Voice Artist), April Gooding (Sister), Tommy Gooding (Brother) (Musician)

Manager

He has been represented by ICM Partners.

Build

Slim

Cuba Gooding Jr. having fun in May 2019
Cuba Gooding Jr. having fun in May 2019 (Cuba Gooding Jr. / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 10¼ in or 178.5 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

He has dated –

  1. Sara Kapfer (1994-2014) – He tied the knot with his school sweetheart Sara Kapfer on March 13, 1994. However, the pair separated in 2014. They have 2 sons together named Spencer Gooding (b. 1994) and actor Mason Gooding (b. 1996), and a daughter named Piper (b. 2005).

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White and Black)

He has Barbadian and African-American ancestry on his father’s side of the family and African-American and Irish ancestry on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Birthmark above his lips
  • Shapely lips

Brand Endorsements

He has appeared in the TV commercials for several brands such as Burger King in 1988 and Pepsi One in 1998.

Religion

Christianity, having become a born-again Christian when he was 13 years old.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Favorite Things

  • Holiday Destination – Hawaii having visited the place often with his family to enjoy vacations
  • Passion – Hockey, having been an avid player and even put up a rink in his backyard

SourceIMDb

Cuba Gooding Jr. getting rejuvenated in April 2021
Cuba Gooding Jr. getting rejuvenated in April 2021 (Cuba Gooding Jr. / Instagram)

Cuba Gooding Jr. Facts

  1. His father had been the lead vocalist of the soul group The Main Ingredient and after the music band had their hit single Everybody Plays the Fool, Cuba’s family had shifted to Los Angeles in 1972.
  2. Cuba has been noted for his soft and creaky voice.
  3. His Oscar acceptance speech has been regarded as one of the most enthusiastic award speeches of all time.
  4. Cuba has disclosed that he has treasured his watches having stored them, along with the Oscar, in briefcases with locks on them.

Featured Image by Cuba Gooding Jr. / Instagram

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