Bernie Mac Biography

Published On May 15, 2016
Facts of Bernie Mac
Date of Birth: 1957 , October-5
Date of Death: 2008 , August-9
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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On 17th of September 1977, Bernie got married to Rhonda McCullough. Rhonda McCullough is a producer and she is famous for her work at Biography and Unsung Hollywood. As a married couple, they welcomed a child together. This married life came to an end on 9th of August 2008 because of his death. He died at the age of 50. He was of black ethnicity.

Bernie grew up in Chicago, Illinois where he was raised by his single mother Mary. Her love and affection build him strength within him but his enthusiasm faded away with the death of her when he was just 16 years old. He was enrolled at Chicago Vocational Career Academy during his early days. After the death of his mother, he took the job of furniture mover and a UPS agent. As a child, he as influenced by Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx and he also dreamed to be a comedian one day.  His stand up career began at the Chicago's Cotton Club and he became well acclaimed as an actor after he was crowned the Miller Lite Comedy Search. He got his rise in fame after he performed on HBO's Def Comedy Jam. He made his acting debut in 1992 by starring the role of Club doorman in an American criminal comedy film Mo' Money. The following year he acted in the movie Who's the Man?. In 2001, he starred the role of Frank Catton in the movie Ocean's Eleven and he was critically acclaimed for this role. His breakthrough role came with the turn of 21st century and that was after he began hosting the TV show The Bernie Mac Show. He was also the cast of several movies and TV shows. His net worth was $15 million dollars at the time of his death.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States

October 5 , 1957

Talented and sedulous actor, Bernie Mac was born by the name Bernard Jeffrey McCullough at the end of 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Mary. He was born and raised by his single mother. He was an American.

His mother died

1974

Bernie grew up in Chicago, Illinois where he was raised by his single mother Mary. Her love and affection build him strength within him but his enthusiasm faded away with the death of her when he was just 16 years old. She died of cancer. 

Began his acting career

1992

He made his acting debut in 1992 by starring the role of Club doorman in an American criminal comedy film Mo' Money. The following year he acted in the movie Who's the Man?. He has also starred in the movie Friday. 

Hosted the TV show The Bernie Mac Show

2001

Besides being popular as an actor and comedian, he was also known for being the host of several TV shows. In 2001, he hosted the TV show The Bernie Mac Show and he hosted this show till 2006. 

Appeared in the movie, Ocean's Eleven

2001

In 2001, he starred the role of Frank Catton in the Ocean's Eleven and he was critically acclaimed for this role. He has also appeared in the movie Ocean's Twelve. In 2008, he voiced the role of Zuba in the movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. 

Married to Rhonda McCullough

September 17 , 1977

On 17th of September 1977, Bernie got married to Rhonda McCullough. Rhonda McCullough is a producer and she is famous for her work at Biography and Unsung Hollywood. As a married couple, they welcomed a child together.

First child, Je'Niece Childress

January 21 , 1978

He became father for the first time in his life in 1978. He and his loving wife, Rhonda McCullough welcomed their first child together on 21st of January and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Je'Niece Childress.

Won BET Comedy Awards

2005

In 2005, he got nominated in BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Theatrical Film, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Theatrical Film and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He won this award from his later nomination. 

Won Image Awards

2003

He got his first nomination in Image Awards in 2002 for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. He won this award a year later in 2003 from the same category. He was also honored with this award in 2004, 2005 and 2006. 

Won Satellite Awards

2003

He got nominated in Satellite Awards for three different times in his life and out of these three nominations, he was honored twice. He was honored with this award in 2003 for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical.

He died of complications from pneumonia

August 9 , 2008

Bernie Mac was an actor and standup comedian from United States. He was also known for being the host of several TV shows. A well acclaimed and praised black actor Bernie died of complications from pneumonia on 9th of August 2008.