April Gooding Net Worth: How Rich Is She?

April Gooding is a popular and talented American actress featured in several great movies, including “The Shield” and “Inappropriate Comedy.”

She gained more popularity among movie lovers due to being the elder sister of Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

April, though not as popular and accomplished as her brothers Cuba and Omar, is also very talented and recognized for InAPPropriate Comedy (2013), AM Radio (2021), and The Shield (2002).

Profile Summary

Full Name April Gooding
Date of Birth January 2nd 1967
Age 57 years old
Nationality American
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Career Actress,
Place of BirthThe Bronx, New York City
Parents Cuba Gooding Sr.(dad), Shirley Gooding(mom)
Siblings Tommy Gooding, Omar Gooding, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Net Worth Approximately $300,000
Relationship Status Single

Net Worth

It’s no news that April has amassed much wealth for herself from her career over the years. Multiple sources estimate her net worth to be around $300,000.

The majority of which is believed to have come from her acting career.

Early Life

April Gooding was born on January 2, 1967, in the Bronx, New York. She is currently 57 years old. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

April Gooding started her acting journey as a child in Austin, Texas. After completing high school, she went to New York to pursue her studies.

April comes from an artistic family. Her parents, Cuba Gooding Sr. (father) and Shirley Sullivan Gooding (mother), are renowned singers. Her siblings include Cuba Gooding Jr. – an acclaimed actor; Omar Gooding – an actor/rapper; and Tommy Gooding – a musician.

Growing up, April spent her childhood with her siblings in New York City. She was surrounded by music and performance art from a young age.

Today, April is 57 years old and carries on her family’s creative legacy. Even without attaining the same fame as her Hollywood brother, she has undoubtedly inherited the same passion for arts and entertainment.


In New York, she formed a small experimental theater group that traveled to various places and performed for five years. After the group disbanded, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue more on-screen work.

In 2000, April made her debut appearance in a television series titled “Movie Stars.” Her appearance in only one episode of the series paved the way for her in her acting journey.

A few years after that, in 2005, she got the opportunity to star as Officer Theresa in the renowned TV series, “The Shield.” Similarly, in 2006, she got the role of a teacher in the TV series “Everybody Hates Chris.

That same year, she got another role as a teacher in “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.”

Over the years, April has also starred and featured in a couple of popular movies, including: “Inappropriate Comedy” (2013), “Life of a King” (2013), “Night Into Day” (2020), and “Choices” (2020), and “AM Radio” (2021).

Aside from acting, April doubles as a Realtor.


April’s diverse range of filmography is a testament to her hard work and dedication. Some of the movies she had featured in include:

  • AM Radio: 2021 — As Susan
  • Choices: 2020 — As Matron
  • Night Into Day: 2020 — As NPR Reporter
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: 2019 — TV Show
  • Life of a King: 2013 — As Urban League Lady
  • InAPPropriate Comedy: 2013 — As Passerby
  • Everybody Hates Chris, A TV SHOW: 2005 — 2009 —As a Teacher
  • The Shield, A TV SHOW: 2002 — 2008 — As Officer Teresa
  • Movie Stars, A TV SHOW: 1999 — 2000 — As April Gooding

Relationship Status

Based on available information, it appears April Gooding is currently single. Unlike some celebrity family members, she has not publicly shared any details or photos about having a partner.

Compare this to her famous brother Cuba Gooding Jr., who married Sara Kapfer for several years before eventually divorcing. Their relationship and wedding were highly publicized at the time, given his acting fame.

But April has chosen to keep her dating life private if she sees someone. She maintains control over her privacy by avoiding tabloid coverage of her personal affairs.

While the public knows her as the sister of a Hollywood star, April Gooding’s choice to keep romantic details out of the spotlight allows her to live life more freely on her own terms.

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