Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 14, 1996
*father – African-American, one quarter African-Barbadian
*mother – English, some German
Mason Gooding is an American actor. He has appeared in the films Booksmart, Let It Snow (2019), Scream, I Want You Back, Moonshot, Fall (all four 2022), and Scream VI, and on the shows Ballers, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, and 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 Priscilla 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. Addie was born in North Carolina, the daughter of David C. Alston and Jennie Morrick.
Mason’s paternal grandmother is Shirley Temple Sullivan, a vocalist (the daughter of James Edward Sullivan/Merriweather and Jennie Wee Mims). Shirley was born in New Zork, to parents from Edgefield, South Carolina. James was the son of James H. Merriweather and Mary Cohen. Jennie was the daughter of The Rev. Abram/Abraham Mims and Millie Davis.
Mason’s maternal grandfather was J. Riley Kapfer (the son of Edgar William Kapfer and Priscilla Mae Conn). J. Riley was born in Kansas. Edgar was the son of Henry John Kapfer and Sara Ellen Unger. Priscilla was the daughter of William Riley Conn and Mary Adams.
Mason’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Skellie (the daughter of Edward Jay Skellie and Silva Ann Perry). Mary Ann was born in New York. Edward was the son of Andrew Jay Skellie and Matilda L. Wright. Silva was the daughter of David R. Perry and Ola Amanda Reynolds.
Source: Genealogy of Mason Gooding (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com