Who is Spencer Gooding? His Age, Height, Family, Net Worth, Wiki

Spencer Gooding Wiki Bio

American celebrity family member Spencer Gooding was born under the zodiac sign Virgo on 11 September 1994, in New York State USA. He’s probably known best for being a son of famous American actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Education and early life

Spencer was raised in New York State alongside his sister Piper and brother Mason, by their father Cuba and mother Sara Kapfer, who was Cuba’s high school sweetheart; Mason’s today also a successful actor and has 25 credits, perhaps known best for playing Chad Meeks-Martin in the 2022 mystery horror thriller movie “Scream”.

Spencer was into various activities while attending Windward High School, as he took dance lessons, appeared in a couple of school plays, and participated in various sports with his peers. He matriculated in 2013, and continued his education at Wesleyan University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2017.

Spencer’s career

No details have been disclosed about Spencer’s career, as he prefers to stay away from media; it’s only known that he was featured in an episode of the 2002 sports series “SlamBall”, created by Mason Gordon, and which starred Craig Johnson, Brian Taylor and Brent Gorcie; it follows the lives of several professional basketball players.

Love life and relationships

Spencer shies away from talking about his love life in public and most of his fans believe that he’s today in a long-term relationship with a non-celebrity American girl, as many have claimed to have seen Spencer and the girl spending time together on many occasions, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims.

There are also those who believe him to be gay, claiming that this is why Spencer doesn’t talk about his love life on the internet but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

He seems to be unattached as of February 2024, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

 

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Spencer’s followed by more than 2,200 people on Instagram and has shared over 130 pictures and videos on the network; most of his content featuring him spending time with his friends, travelling around the US and relaxing in nature.

He likes to play video games; Spencer has a Twitch channel and is known on the network as ‘Squeegee Man’.

He’s passionate about travelling, and has been to various US states and European countries, while his dream travel destination’s Lyon, France.

Spencer loves animals and his favorites are dogs; his family had several pet dogs and cats while he was growing up.

Henry Cavill’s one of his favorite actors, and a couple of Spencer’s favorite movies and TV series are “The Witcher”, “Man of Steel” and “Justice League”.

Net worth, height and age

Spencer’s age is 29. His hair and eyes are brown, he’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

Spencer’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000 as of February 2024, and his father Cuba’s at more than $12 million.

Who is his father, Cuba?

Famous American actor Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. was born under the zodiac sign Capricorn on 2 January 1968, in New York City USA. He has 98 acting credits, and is perhaps still known best for portraying one of the main characters Rod Tidwell in the 1996 romantic comedy film “Jerry Maguire”, which Cameron Crowe wrote and directed, and which also starred Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger. It follows a sports agent who’s been fired for having a moral epiphany, while he’s now begun working as an independent agent; the movie won 26 of the 67 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar win for Cuba, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Cuba was raised in New York City alongside his siblings Thomas, Omar and April, by their father Cuba Gooding Sr. who was a member of the American soul and R&B group The Main Ingredient, and mother Shirley Sullivan who was a singer. The family moved to Los Angeles, California when Cuba was four, but his father abandoned them two years later. Cuba often switched school and struggled to fit in; he attended four high schools and was class president in three. He matriculated in 1986, and then focused on acting rather than enrolling at college.

Cuba made his acting debut in the 1986 TV series “Better Days” and went on to steadily build his career throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, with roles in critically acclaimed movies such as the 1988 “Coming to America”, and the 1991 “Boyz n the Hood”.

Following his Oscar win for “Jerry Maguire”, Cuba continued to deliver amazing performances in various genres; in 1997, he starred alongside Jack Nicholson in the legal drama “As Good as It Gets”, then appeared in several more hit movies, including the 1998 “What Dreams May Come”, the 1999 “Instinct”, and the 2000 “Men of Honor”.

Cuba continued to appear in hit movies in the first decade of the 2000s, such as  “Pearl Harbor” the “Rat Race” both in 2001, the 2002 “Snow Dogs”, and in 2003, he starred in the critically acclaimed musical “The Fighting Temptations”, opposite Beyoncé Knowles.

He then took on a challenging role in the 2003 film “Radio”, portraying a mentally challenged man who forms a bond with a high school football coach. Some of his notable performances in the remainder of the decade were in the 2005 crime action film “Shadow Boxer”, the 2007 romantic comedy movie “Norbit” and the 2009 action thriller film “The Way of War”.

Cuba portrayed Fred Gray in the 2014 biographical historical movie “Selma”, directed by Ava DuVernay, and which starred David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey. It follows the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the movie won 58 of the 149 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar win for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.

Some of Cuba’s most recent roles have been in the 2022 romantic film “Life in a Year”, the 2023 action thriller movie “The Weapon”, and the 2024 horror thriller movie “Skeletons in the Closet”.

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