Mason Gooding Wiki Bio
American actor Mason Gooding was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 14 November 1996, under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. He’s appeared in over 20 movies and TV series, and is probably best known for his portrayal of Chad Meeks-Martin in the hit 2022 mystery horror thriller movie “Scream”, directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and which starred Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. It follows a killer with a Ghostface mask as he/she’s killing teenagers in Woodsboro, California; the movie won one of its five award nominations.
Mason’s also known for being the son of famous American actor Cuba Mark Gooding Jr.
Education and early life
Cuba and Sara (nee Kapfer) raised their son Mason in Los Angeles, alongside his two younger siblings; many of Mason’s family members are or were involved in the entertainment industry, as his grandfather Cuba Gooding Sr. was a member of the R&B group The Main Ingredient, while his uncle Omar Gooding’s a noted American actor.
Mason studied at Windward High School, and was 15 when he fell in love with acting, however, he was perhaps more into football during those four years, and spent all four playing for the school’s team.
He matriculated in 2015, and then enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, however, Mason dropped out during his third year, wanting to pursue an acting career.
Roles in movies
Mason’s debut film role was his portrayal of Johnny in the 2016 short drama “Godspeed”, and he then played Don in the 2018 short crime drama “When Don Met Vicky”.
The year 2019 saw him play Nick in the critically acclaimed comedy “Booksmart”, directed by Olivia Wilder, and which starred Kaitlyn Dever, Jessica Williams and Beanie Feldstein. It follows two girls who are about to matriculate from high school, and who decide to have a lot of fun, having studied hard for the past four years; the movie won 29 of its 91 award nominations.
Also in 2019, Mason played Brandon in the short crime drama “Don’t Say No”, and Jeb in the romantic comedy “Let It Snow”.
He starred in two short films in 2020: the musical “Ayisa: IRMOH” and the crime drama “Violent Nights”.
Mason Gooding upcoming projects:
• Scream (2022)
• Pools (2022) – Indie coming of age drama
• I Want You Back (TBD) – Amazon Prime rom-com
• Moonshot (TBD) – HBO Max rom-com with a sci-fi twist pic.twitter.com/NPPupJt1RY
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Mason played Paul in the 2022 romantic comedy “I Want You Back”, directed by Jason Orley, and which starred Charlie Day, Scott Eastwood and Jenny Slate. It follows Emma and Peter who’ve recently broken up with their other halves, and are now sabotaging their ex-s new relationships; the film was nominated for a Hollywood Critics Association Television Award for Best Streaming Movie.
Three of Mason’s most recent film roles have been in the romantic science fiction comedy “Moonshot”, the short drama “Alone Together with You”, and the thriller “Fall”, all released in 2022; he’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Scream 6” and “Pools”.
Roles in TV series
Mason’s debut TV series appearance was in the 2017 episode “Whatever You Did, It’s in the Past” of the romantic thriller “Spring Street”. In 2018, he played Parker Jones in three episodes of the popular sports comedy drama “Ballers”, created by Stephen Levinson, and which starred Donovan W. Carter, John David Washington and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson; the series follows the lives of several Football Players, aired from 2015 to 2019 and won one of its 38 award nominations.
Mason portrayed Billy Cayman in the 2018 episode “Empathy” of the critically acclaimed drama “The Good Doctor”, and then played Luke in four episodes of the popular 2020 comedy drama “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay”, created by Josh Thomas, who also starred in it, alongside Adam Faison and Kayla Cromer. The series tells the story of how Nicholas and his half-sisters must cope with their father’s death – it won three of its seven award nominations.
Most recently, between 2020 and 2022, Mason played Andrew in the romantic comedy drama “Love, Victor”, created by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, and which starred Anthony Turpel, Rachel Hilson and Michael Cimino. It follows gay boy Victor who’s just enrolled at Creekwood High School, and the series won four of its 21 award nominations.
Mason worked as a production assistant on the 2017 romantic thriller series “Spring Street”.
He was featured in the TV special “Dead Meat Horror Awards 2022”.
Mason’s made a guest appearance in the talk-shows “Celebrity Page”, “The Drew Barrymore Show”, and “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, amongst others.
Love life and girlfriends
Mason’s amongst the most secretive actors in the film industry, and because he’s yet to talk about the girls and/or boys whom he’s been with, many of his fans believe that he’s perhaps gay.
It’s been pointed out by several people on the internet that Mason being gay might be the reason behind him not speaking of his past relationships; it’s also been noted that he’s often been seen spending time with men in public, but rarely with girls. A fan has even claimed to have seen Mason and his boyfriend kissing at a club, but no evidence has been provided to support this.
There are also those who think that Mason’s just currently focused on acting, rather than on love.
Mason seems to be unattached as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Mason’s steadily becoming a social media star, and is currently followed by close to 200,000 people on Instagram, although he’s uploaded only 17 pictures onto his account.
He’s a philanthropist, and has volunteered with a number of charity organizations, most recently helping distribute groceries provided by Food Bank to those in need.
Mason’s a fan of tattoos, and has several inked onto various parts of his body.
He works out at the gym on a daily basis, thus his muscular body.
Mason’s interested in photography, and most of his Instagram pictures have been taken by him.
His pet dog Iggy can be seen featured in his Instagram pictures and videos.
Mason’s favorite actors are Robert Downey Jr. and Jim Carrey, and his favorite movies are “Sherlock Holmes”, “Tropic Thunder” and “Avengers: Infinity War”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Mason’s age is 25. His hair and eyes are brown, his height’s 6ft 2ins (1.88m), and his weight is about 190lbs (87kgs).
Mason’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of September 2022, and his father Cuba’s at more than $12 million.
Who is his father Cuba?
American actor, film producer and director Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. was born in New York State, USA, on 2 January 1968, under the zodiac sign of Capricorn. He’s appeared in nearly 100 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his portrayal of Rod Tidwell in the critically acclaimed 1996 romantic comedy movie “Jerry Maguire”, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, and in which he starred alongside Tom Cruise. The film follows a sports agent who’s been fired, and has now begun working as an independent agent; the movie won 27 of its 68 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for Cuba.
Cuba Gooding Sr. and Shirley Sullivan raised their son Cuba in New York City, alongside his sister April and brothers Thomas and Omar; the family moved to Los Angeles when Cuba was four, and his father abandoned the family when Cuba was six. Cuba switched high schools three times, and matriculated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1986; he then focused on acting, rather than to enroll at college.
His debut TV series appearance was in the 1986 episode “Wooly Bully” of the comedy “Better Days”, and he gained recognition two years later, when cast to appear in the evergreen romantic comedy movie “Coming to America”, directed by John Landis, and which starred Eddie Murphy and Paul Bates. It follows an African prince who’s come to see how life is in New York City, and has begun working at a small restaurant; the movie won five of its 12 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Make-up.
Some of Cuba’s most notable performances in movies in the ‘90s were in the 1991 crime drama “Boyz n the Hood”, the 1992 thriller drama “A Few Good Men”, and the 1999 action adventure comedy “Chill Factor”.
He played Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller in the hit 2001 historical action movie “Pearl Harbor”, directed by Michael Bay, and which starred Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale; it follows two soldiers and a nurse during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, and the movie won 15 awards, including an Oscar for Best Sound Editing. Cuba then went on to play Owen Templeton in the hit 2001 action adventure comedy film “Rat Race”, play himself in the 2001 comedy movie “Zoolander”, and Charlie Hinton in the 2007 family comedy film “Daddy Day Camp”.
The year 2013 saw him play Hollywood Actor in the romantic comedy drama “Don Jon”, written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also starred in it alongside Julianne Moore and Scarlett Johansson. It follows a man who watches a lot of porn, and has thus developed rather unhealthy expectations; the film won two of its 39 award nominations.
Three of Mason’s most recent film roles have been in the 2018 crime thriller “Bayou Caviar”, the 2020 short drama “For NYC”, and the 2020 romantic drama “Life in a Year”; he’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Skeletons in the Closet” and “Irrationale”.
Cuba’s won 17 of his 59 award nominations, including his Oscar win for “Jerry Maguire”.
He married Mason’s mother Sara Kapfer in 1994, having met her at high school; Sara filed for divorce in 2014, and it was finalized in 2017.
As of September 2022, more than 30 women have accused Cuba of forcible touching or sexual abuse.