Piper Gooding is a popular celebrity kid. Piper Gooding is the beloving daughter of the popular actor father Cuba Gooding Jr. and mother Sara Kapfer.
Table of Biography
Piper Gooding was born on October 22, 2005, in New York City, NY, United States. She has become a 15 years old lady and has a zodiac sign of Libra. Moreover, Piper holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. Piper was also raised in New York City.
Piper is the daughter of a famous actor. Additionally, Gooding is a third-born child of her family and is the youngest one after the two brothers. She was raised together with her two elder brothers and their names are Spencer Gooding and Mason Gooding. Further, Piper is the granddaughter of late American singer and actor Cuba Gooding Sr. and Shirley Gooding.
Career and Professional Life
Piper Gooding is now just focusing on her studies only. She rose to fame even before coming out to the world all thanks to her famous father Cuba Gooding Jr. who is an actor by profession. Cuba Gooding Jr.’s very first profession as an entertainer was a breakdancer. At that time, he would perform with singer Lionel Richie at the departing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. After high school, Gooding studied Japanese martial arts for three years, before turning his focus towards acting.
Previously, he did roles of being guests on shows like Hill Street Blues (1987), Amen (1988), and MacGyver (1988, 1989, and 1990) and also had a mini role in the popular comedy, Coming to America (1988). His first leading role was in John Singleton‘s inner-city crime drama Boyz n the Hood (1991), in which he acted the lead role of Tre Styles. The film was a box office surprise and critical hit and is considered a modern classic. He followed this success with supporting roles in major films such as A Few Good Men (1992), Judgment Night (1993), Lightning Jack (1994), and Outbreak (1995).
Gooding reached the next level of fame in 1996 when his role was as an arrogant yet fascinating football player in Cameron Crowe‘s blockbuster dramatic sports comedy Jerry Maguire (1996). He worked together with another star Tom Cruise, which was a major critical and commercial success. His exuberant “Show me the money!” line in the film became a nationwide catchphrase. Additionally, his Oscar acceptance speech has often been cited for its enthusiasm.
Awards and Nomination
Piper’s father is an award-winning actor who won an Oscar for the best male supporting role in 1996 and Screen Actors Guild Award in 1997. Piper still has a lot to do in her future and gets the awards too. For now, she has not received a single award yet due to her focus on her studies.
Piper Gooding comes to prominence as the daughter of Cuba Gooding Jr. who has a net worth of $26 million and his primary income source is from his profession as an actor. In addition, the average salary of an actor is $17.00 per hour(for movies) and $9-$199 per hour(for television series). Apart from that, Cuba also owns many luxurious cars including the black BMW cars starts from $50,705 whereas the most expensive BWM M series car cost around $254,968 and more depending upon the model of the car.
Piper’s father owns a luxurious house in the Pacific Palisades. The house covers an area of 6,753 square feet which also includes 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms which Cuba got at the price of $3.5 million in May 2000. Following that, he sold his house for a $ 9.9 million round in 2014. Moreover, he has also kept his house in the list situated in Northridge, California for $729,000.
Piper’s father and mother parted their ways after their 23 years of marriage. Everything was going well between the pair until 2004 when Sara filed for the divorce from her husband citing irreconcilable differences. Cuba registered a divorce petition for his wife legally on January 19, 2017. In this case, he requested joint legal and physical custody of their daughter Piper. As of now, Piper is focusing on her studies and appears less in the media after the divorce of her parents. Additionally, Piper’s relationship status is that currently, she is single.
Once Cuba even told that he wanted to kill her wife. In fact, Sara even claimed that Cuba was cheating on her with other women for a certain period of time. Apart from this, there are no other rumors or scandals about them.
Coming to body measurement, Piper stands at a decent height with a pair of black eyes and black hair. Other information about Piper’s body measurements like her dress, shoe, waist sizes is not available at the moment. She has managed to keep a low-profile, unlike other celebrity kids.
Piper Gooding is far from using any social media sites and looks like she just wants to focus on her studies at the moment without any disturbance. She does not use Twitter, Instagram, and also Facebook. It seems like she is not that interested to get along with media and acting careers.