November 14, 1996 (26)
Mason Gooding is an American actor, best known for his role in the 2019 romantic comedy-drama film “Booksmart,” directed by Olivia Wilde. He is the son of famous Hollywood actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and made his acting debut in 2016. His acting range was not only demonstrated in “Booksmart,” but also in the TV series “Love, Victor,” where he plays Andrew, and in “Let It Snow,” a feel-good holiday movie.
Throughout his career, Mason Gooding has had the opportunity to share the screen with Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in “Booksmart.” In “Love, Victor,” he works with actors such as Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, and George Sear. The film “Let It Snow” afforded him another rich collaborative experience with talents like Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, and Kiernan Shipka. In addition, the directors and producers he has teamed up with, including Olivia Wilde and Isaac Aptaker, have helped shape his ever-evolving career. Other artists he has crossed paths with in the industry include Odeya Rush, Mitchell Hope, Anna Akana, Liv Hewson, and Jacob Batalon.
Mason Gooding received glowing reviews for his performance in “Booksmart.” The film itself won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, with critics praising the ensemble cast.