|Omar Gooding Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 19, 1976|
Omar Gooding is an American actor, comedian, rapper, and voice artist who is best known for under his stage name Big O. Besides that, Omar is also popularly known for his appearance in various films and shows including Touched by an Angel, Wild & Crazy Kids, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Smart Guy, Playmakers, Ghost Dad, and Baby Boy.
Omar M. Gooding
Los Angeles, California, United States
He completed his studies in 1994, from North Hollywood High School.
Actor, Comedian, Rapper, Voice Artist
- Father – Cuba Gooding Sr. (Singer)
- Mother – Shirley Sullivan
- Siblings – Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. (Older Brother) (Actor, Writer, Producer, Director), April Gooding (Sister), Tommy Gooding (Brother) (Musician)
- Others – Spencer Gooding (Actor) (Nephew), Mason Gooding (Nephew), Piper Gooding (Niece)
Omar is represented by Innovative Artists Agency and Michael Fuller.
Rap, Hip Hop
He has released his music with various record labels including O Style Productions.
6 ft or 183 cm
86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Omar has dated –
- Angell Conwell (2001-2006)
- Mia – He has a son named Omar Dari Gooding Jr. (b. January 27, 2017). The couple had their 2nd son named Miles Christian Gooding (b. November 21, 2019).
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White & Black)
Omar has Barbadian and African-American ancestry on his father’s side and African-American and Irish ancestry on his mother’s side.
- Afro hairstyle
- Sports a goatee
Omar Gooding Facts
- His father Cuba was once the lead singer for the R&B band The Main Ingredient. His mother was also a singer.
- Omar’s older brother Cuba Gooding Jr. is an Oscar-winning actor.
- Omar was born into a family of entertainers which influenced his passion for the entertainment industry.
- Due to his brother Cuba Jr.’s passion for acting, Omar’s mother moved the family from Hollywood to a town called Toluca Lake.
- Omar was spotted by Coralie Jr. Theatrical Agency at the age of 10, after he was sent to pick up a script from his brother’s agent’s office. Thereafter, he convinced his mother for months before finally getting her approval to attend auditions.
- He followed in the footsteps of his father and became a rapper and has since released several albums.
- Omar released his debut albums titled Straight to the Joint on January 3, 2005. Since then, he has released many other albums including Hard Times, New York Trap Music, Vol.1, Unemployed, Trapghanistan, Off with Their Hands, Deamin, and The Excuses.
- In 1995, Omar was sentenced to 18 months of probation after being arrested for the possession of a gun.
- He does smoke and consumes alcohol at times.
- Omar has a pitbull named Xena.
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