He’s famous for starring in movies like Boyz in the Hood (1991),Jerry McGuire (1996), and Men of Honor (2000). Cuba Gooding, Jr. was born on January 2, 1968 in the Bronx, New York to musical parents as his mom was a vocalist and his dad the frontman of funk group. His family moved to Los Angeles when his dad’s career took off and he attended four different high schools but did not have any problem fitting in as he’d become class president in three of them. His family was especially active in drama and an agent found him during one play as he started to work steadily in advertisements.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. Net Worth $15 Million
Cuba got his big break using a modest part in Hill Street Blues in 1987. Gooding would continue to get small roles in television and movie, including a remarkable, if modest, part in Coming to America in 1988. His important breakthrough, nevertheless, would come in the 1991 hit Boyz n the Hood. Gooding played the lead in the narrative of a la youth attempting to beat the pitfalls of his youth as well as the film would turn into a contemporary classic. For the majority of the remainder of the 1990s, Gooding was an important star with memorable performances in films like As Good as It Gets (1997), What Dreams May Come (1998) and Instinct (1999). However, Gooding has continued to get large parts in recent films like Red Tails (2012) and Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013). Gooding wed his high school sweetheart and they’ve three kids.