Even though Cuba Gooding Jr. has had a long and successful career, his name is once again making headlines because of a legal issue that could land him in prison. This has prompted people to question what the actor who played Rod Tidwell is worth.
Toby Keith Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968. His parents were both singers; his father, who was a vocalist in The Main Ingredient, a group that became famous for its song “Everybody Plays the Fool,” was a member of that group.
As a teenager, Cuba’s mother took control of his upbringing, urging him to develop a love for the arts and martial arts, as well as encouraging him to pursue a career as a painter.
Net worth of Cuba Gooding Jr.
It’s estimated that Cuba Gooding Jr.’s net worth in 2022 is $15 million, according to websites like The Richest.
The start of Gooding Jr.’s career as an actor
During the late 1980s, Cuba shifted his concentration from breakdancing to acting, appearing in tiny roles in shows like Hill Street Blues, Amen, and MacGyver. His first triumph as a professional break dancer occurred during the 1984 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.
The role of Tidwell in Jerry Maguire won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor after he appeared in a small role in Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. Gooding then went on to star in Boyz n the Hood, A Few Good Men, Lightning Jack, and Outbreak before landing his big break in Boyz n the Hood.
As a film and television actor, he has been in films including Instinct, Pearl Harbor, Radio and Daddy Day Camp as well as television shows like Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story and American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson over the course of four decades.
Convicted of forcible contact, Gooding Jr.
As a result of his guilty plea, Gooding Jr. admitted to kissing a waitress at a New York City nightclub on the lips without her consent in 2018, as well as confessing to two other incidences of non-consensual contact in October 2018 and June 2019.