Mason Gooding

Gooding in 2019, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 14, 1996

*father – African-American, African-Barbadian
*mother – European [possibly German, other]

Mason Gooding is an American actor. His roles include the films Booksmart and Scream (2022), and the show Love, Victor. He is the son of Sara Kapfer and actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.

His father is black and his mother is white.

Mason’s paternal grandfather was Cuba Gooding, Sr., a singer and actor (the son of Dudley MacDonald/McDonald Gooding and Addie Alston). Mason’s grandfather Cuba was born in New York. Dudley was born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados the son of William Gooding and Edith Augusta Walcott.

Mason’s paternal grandmother is Shirley (Sullivan), a vocalist. Shirley is African-American.

Source: Genealogy of Mason Gooding (focusing on his father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. follers says:

    Here is another tree by DHS Secretary Boyce (the same data is also on, but hard to link to). At least 50% fiction, likely 75%, possibly 87.5% (Addie Alston’s ancestry is a common apparent error).

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