Cuba Gooding Jr. Height Weight Age Net Worth

Cuba Gooding Jr

Cuba Gooding Jr
Photo: Photo by Linda D. Kozaryn (American Forces Press Service) / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

January 2, 1968


53 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 10¼ in | 179 cm

Net Worth

$14 Million


78 kg | 172 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. was born in The Bronx, New York, U.S., on January 2, 1968, is an American actor and director.

Young Cuba Gooding Jr. first started performing as a breakdancer, with singer Lionel Richie at closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (1984).

He began acting during his years at the John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, in school theater productions.

He got his television debut in the CBS sitcom Better Days (1986) in episode: "Wooly Bully", in role as Bully.

He made his big screen debut in romantic comedy film Coming to America (1988) in role as a barber shop customer, opposite Eddie Murphy.

Cuba's breakthrough performance came as Trey "Tre" Styles in drama crime movie Boyz n the Hood (1991).

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Trip to Bountiful" (2013) in role as Ludie Watts, at Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

He made his directorial debut with neo-noir drama film Bayou Caviar (2018) he also starred in role as Rodney Jones.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Height and Weight

How tall is Cuba Gooding Jr. and what is his weight? Cuba Gooding Jr.'s height is 5' 10¼" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 179 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 172 іn pоunds or 78 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Age

Cuba Gooding Jr. is 53 years old.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth

Cuba Gooding Jr. net worth is around 14 million dollars.

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rod Tidwell in romantic comedy drama sports film Jerry Maguire (1996).

He was nominated for the BET Award for Best Actor for his role as Carl Brashear in drama movie Men of Honor (2000).

He was nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor for his role as Trey "Tre" Styles in drama crime movie Boyz n the Hood (1991).

He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Film: Best Actor for his role as Radio in biographical sports drama film Radio (2003).

He won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama / Romance for his role as Albert Lewis in fantasy drama movie What Dreams May Come (1998).

Outbreak (1995) drama thriller opposite Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo and Morgan Freeman

As Good as It Gets (1997) romantic comedy drama with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt

Pearl Harbor (2001) romantic war drama opposite Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin and Kate Beckinsale

The Fighting Temptations (2003) musical comedy drama with Beyoncé Knowles

Boat Trip (2002) romantic comedy with Vivica A. Fox and Roger Moore

Shadowboxer (2005) crime thriller opposite Helen Mirren and Stephen Dorff

American Gangster (2007) biographical crime with Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Josh Brolin

The Butler (2013) historical drama opposite Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and Jane Fonda

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) drama action with Laurence Fishburne

Gladiator (1992) sports drama opposite James Marshall

Machete Kills (2013) action directed by Robert Rodriguez

Judgment Night (1993) action thriller opposite Emilio Estevez and Stephen Dorff

Instinct (1999) psychological thriller with Anthony Hopkins and Donald Sutherland

Rat Race (2001) comedy opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Rowan Atkinson

Bayou Caviar (2018) drama in role as Rodney Jones

Life in a Year (2020) drama romance in role as Xavier, opposite Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor for his roles in television films:

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) HBO drama action in role as Billy Roberts

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) biographical drama in role as Ben Carson

Firelight (2012) ABC drama in role as Dwayne Johnson (DJ)

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as O. J. Simpson in the FX true crime anthology television series American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson (2016).

MacGyver (1989-1991) ABC action adventure series in role as Billy Colton

He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1999.

Forever (2015) ABC fantasy crime drama television series in role as Isaac Monroe

Big Time in Hollywood, FL (2015) comedy television series in role as Himself

The Book of Negroes (2015) miniseries in role as Samuel Fraunces

American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016) FX horror anthology television series in role as Matt Miller / Dominic Banks


Attended four high schools: North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills in Los Angeles.

Has three siblings: April, Omar and Thomas.

Studied Japanese martial arts for three years.

He was discovered by Hollywood agent, Coralie Jr.

Was a backup dancer for Paula Abdul.

He is an avid hockey player.

He played Billy Flynn in a musical Chicago (2018) at Phoenix Theatre, London and Ambassador Theatre, New York City.

He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 17, 2002.

Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


He was married to Sara Kapfer (1994-2017), they have three children.

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