Cuba Gooding is a well-known Oscar-winning actor who received his Star on the Walk of Fame in 2002.
His way to glory started with commercials. First serious role was in the film “Coming to America” in 1989. After playing a tiny role of the boy, he was cast for a part in “Sing” a year later.
Best Known For
As a young actor, he got Young Artist Awards nomination for playing in “MacGyver” in 1990.
Some of his most recognizable works are “Shadowboxer”, “Selma” and “American Gangster”.
For his role in the “Jerry Maguire”, the actor received critical acclaim and Oscar in 1997. The same year Cuba was nominated for Golden Globes for his performance in this film.
“American Crime Story” with his participation was also highly evaluated.
Cuba worked as a producer for such films as “Harold” and “A Murder of Crows”.
His religion is Christianity. The actor admitted, “We were a very religious family. We grew up Christian...” His mother is a very devoted church member. She even refers to Halloween as Hallelujah Day and wanted her children to do the same.
Gooding is straight. In 1994, he tied the knot with Sara Kapfer, his school love. They gave a birth to sons Spencer and Mason and a daughter Piper.
Quite apart from the fact that the couple were together for more than 20 years, they separated in 2014 and Cuba filed for divorce in 2017.
Worth To Known
The man was studying Japanese martial arts after finishing school.
His father Cuba Gooding Sr.
was a well-known singer of the band “The Main Ingredient”.