Who is Cuba Gooding Jr.’s ex-wife? Sara Kapfer Wiki Bio

Sara Kapfer was born in New York City, USA, in 1969 and holds American nationality – she is a former school teacher who came under the spotlight after marrying and later divorcing Cuba Gooding, a noted actor and director.

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Early life and education

Sara spent her childhood in Los Angeles, California where she attended North Hollywood High Schoo, formerly known as Lankershim High School. After matriculation, she enrolled at an unnamed college, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1991.

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Career as a teacher

Sara launched her career as a teacher in 1991, when she began working in an elementary school in Los Angeles – she remained at the same school until 1994, when she gave birth to her first child, and became a housewife.

Marriage with Cuba Gooding and other affairs

Sara and Cuba met in 1986 while they were both attending North Hollywood High School – they moved in together upon matriculating, and eventually married seven years later in 1994. Sara gave birth to their first son, Spencer Gooding that year, and the couple welcomed their second son Mason in 1996 – their third child, a daughter they named Piper, followed in 2005.

Mason, their younger son, studied at Winward High School and then enrolled and graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, then followed in his father’s footsteps and became an actor.

After finding out about her husband’s infidelity, Sara filed for divorce in 2014 – several women stated how Cuba would get drunk, use drugs, and then invite them to the hotel room he would rent while filming a movie. In 2016, the two attempted a reconciliation but failed, and this time Cuba filed for divorce in 2017.

Sara Kapfer and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Sara and Cuba are still fighting for custody over their daughter Piper, while they are also still battling over money.

Who is Cuba Gooding Jr.?

Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. was born in The Bronx, New York City USA, on 2 January 1968 – his sun sign is Capricorn and his nationality is American. He is an actor, writer, and director, perhaps still best known for playing Tre Styles in the “Boyz n the Hood” movie in 1991.

Cuba was raised by his father Cuba Gooding Sr., who was a singer and lead vocalist of The Main Ingredient soul band, and his mother Shirley Sullivan who was a singer as well. He has two brothers named Thomas and Omar, and a sister called April. Cuba Gooding Sr. left the family when junior was six years old, and Shirley raised her children on her own – junior attended four high schools, eventually matriculating from John F. Kennedy High School in Los Angeles.

Cuba started off as a breakdancer, and then began practicing Japanese martial arts before making his way into the film industry. He made his debut appearance in the “Hill Street Blues” TV series in 1987, and went on to appear in the “Amen” TV series, “MacGyver” TV series,  and the “Coming to America” movie starring Eddie Murphy all in 1988. He became somewhat popular after playing the lead role of Tre Styles in the “Boyz n the Hood” movie shot in 1991, and many other notable roles followed, such in “A Few Good Men” in 1992, “Lightning Jack” in 1994, and “Outbreak” in 1995.

His role as a football player in the “Jerry Maguire” movie shot in 1996 made him even more popular, and his ‘show me the money!’ phrase became used worldwide.

He played in many movies during the next ten years, such as “Men of Honor” in 2000, “Pearl Harbor” and “Rat Race” both in 2001. His next notable role came in 2012, when he appeared in the “Red Tails” film about World War II.

In February 2016, he began playing O.J. Simpson in the “American Crime Story: The People v O. J. Simpson” TV series, and won a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie.

On 13 June 2019, Cuba was arrested on charges of sexual harassment, which happened three weeks prior to the arrest at a bar in Times Square where he allegedly groped a woman – four months later, he was accused of sexual abuse by another woman. The process in ongoing.

Sara’s hobbies and likes

  • Sara enjoys watching movies, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie.
  • Her favorite movies include “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” starring Angelina and “The Last Samurai” starring Tom.
  • She is very fond of listening to music, such as jazz and blues.
  • She likes to read, with her favorite book being “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel.
  • She travelled all around the US with her former husband Cuba.
  • Her dream holiday destination is London, England where she has already been a couple of times – she has also visited several other European countries such as Switzerland and France.
  • Sara likes continental food the most, but is keen on Italian cuisine and seafood.
  • She enjoys going shopping in her free time.
  • Her favorite color is red.

Appearance and net worth

Sara is 50 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs) – her vital statistics are 38-27-40. She wears shoes size seven. Her net worth is over $500,000, while her ex-husband Cuba’s net worth is estimated at over $24 million.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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