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Bernie Mac Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children

Bernie Mac Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children

Bernie Mac was an actor as well as a stand-up comedian who gained popularity for his “Bernie Mac Show”. He has acted in more than a dozen films such as ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ and ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’, where he was seen along with Hollywood stalwarts such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

Mac passed away when he was 50 and is fondly remembered as one of the best comedians of recent times.

Bernie Mac was born on October 5, 1957, as Bernard Jeffrey McCullough in Chicago, Illinois, the USA. As of 2019, if he was alife then his age will be 62years old with his sun sign of Libra. He died on August 9, 2008, at the age of 50. He was the son of Mary McCullough (Mother) and Jeffery Harrison (Father). But his father never got officially married to his mother so he left them when he was a young boy.

His mother raised him as a single parent. After the death of his mother due to cancer, he and his brother grew up in a large family. His holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Educational Framework

Regarding his education, he attended Chicago Vocational high school in 1973. After the death of his father, Bernie moved to Tampa, Florida and continued his studies in Jesuit High school. Later on, he completed his graduation in 1975 from Chicago Vocational high school in Chicago, Illinois

What was the Net Worth and Salary of Bernie Mac?

Bernie Mac had earned millions of dollars through his career as a stand-up comedian. According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Bernie is around $15 million dollars at the time of his death. Similarly, he used to earn $300k on every episode of Bernie Mac Show from 2001-2006. Besides that, he also had a two-storeyed custom home in Frankfort which costs $875k.

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Caption: Bernie Mac stand-up comedian
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Besides this, there are some of his highest grossing movies such as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) ($603.9 million), Ocean’s Twelve (2004): $362.7 million, Ocean’s Thirteen ($311.3 million), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle ($259.1 million), Old Dogs (96.8 million), Bad Santa ($76.5 million), The Players Club (23.3 million), and so on.  His net worth was enough for him to maintain a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious way.

When did Bernie Mac get married?

Bernie was married until his death. He was married to his wife, Rhonda Gore on September 17, 1977, at the age of 19. They met in their high school days when Bernie was very popular with women. Likewise, he mostly gave credits to his wife with much of his success as the young couple struggled through the early years of Mac‘s fledgling career. In addition, the couple is blessed with a daughter named Je’Niece.

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Caption: Bernie Mac with his wife
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However, she married in the year 2002 with Childress III. Even she has a daughter, Jasmine Childress. Unfortunately, her marriage ended in a divorce. After three years of Bernie’s death, his wife Rhonda Gore met and got remarried to Horace Gilmore in the 2010 New Year Eve. Horace was a widower who was introduced to Rhonda by her younger sister, Charoni Gibbs in February 2009.

How tall is Bernie Mac?

Bernie stands at an average height of 6 feet 3 inches with a matching body weight of 90 kg. He has an attractive pair of brown eyes with natural black hair color.

Bernie Mac’s Career

Initially, Bernie used to tell for spare change in the Chicago subway. After doing various jobs, he finally established his own weekly variety show at Chicago’s Regal Theatre and joined the comedy club circuit in 1977. Then his acting career began with a role as a club doorman in the comedy Mo’ Money (1992) and also appeared as Pastor Clever on Friday(1995). Besides that, his frequent appearances on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the early 1990s also helped to put him on the map.

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Caption: Bernie Mac stand-up comedian
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Moreover, he made his audiences shock into laughter in Kings, The Bernie Mac Show enjoyed a strong debut on Fox in 2001. The series ran through 2006 and starred him as a reluctant dad to three adopted kids. Afterward, he joined an all-star cast in Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s Eleven, playing a smooth con-artist who assisted co-stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt in high-profile heists in 2001.

Likewise, he also co-starred with Chris Rock in Head of State in 2001. After that, he replaced Bill Murray‘s Bosley in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) and shared billing with John Ritter in director Billy Bob Thornton‘s Bad Santa (2003). Besides his acting career, Bernie also authored two books, 2001’s I Ain’t Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is and his 2003 memoir, Maybe You Never Cry Again.

What was the cause of Death for Bernie Mac?

Bernie Mac was suffering from sarcoidosis: a disease that causes inflammation in body tissue. Then he frequently had attacks in his lungs. Later he got admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois in 2008 for medical treatments. After that, he survived through a week of unsuccessful medical treatment before going into cardiac arrest.

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Caption: Bernie Mac stand-up comedian
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Bernie was on a ventilator and fed with a tube inserted into him. In the early hours of the 9th of August when he was about to have his feeding tube inserted, his heart stopped beating and the doctor rushed in to resuscitate him. However, he died at around 2 o’clock in the morning on the 9th of August in 2008. More than 6,000 people attended a memorial service for Mac at the House of Hope Church on Chicago’s South Side. Although he is no more in this earth, his memories always remain in his admirers’ hearts.

Facts of Bernie Mac Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children

Full NameBernie Mac
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1957, Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Age 52 years 5 months
DiedAugust 9, 2008, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Place Of BirthChicago
Height6 feet 3 inch
Weight90 kg
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Voice Actor, Stand-up comedian
EducationChicago Vocational High School
SpouseRhonda McCullough (m. 1977–2008)
ChildrenJe'Niece Childress
ParentsMary McCullough, Jeffery Harrison
NicknamesBernard Jeffrey McCullough , Mac-Man , Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough
IMDBBernie Mac Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children IMDB
Star SignLibra
AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Ac...
MoviesThe Original Kings of Comedy, Soul Men, Ocean's Eleven, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Friday, Mr. 3000, Ocean's Twelve, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Ocean's Thirteen, The Players Club, Head of State, Transformers, Old Dogs, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, House Party 3, Life, Above the Rim, Mo' Money, Boot...
TV ShowsThe Bernie Mac Show

Quotes of Bernie Mac Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children

# Quote
1 [interview in Playboy, 12/04] I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star. Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.
2 [interview in Playboy, 12/04] I have Glocks, .45s, Berettas, Remingtons. I like the marksmanship and the discipline that it takes to be a gun owner. I like the machinery. Being able to take it out and clean it is even more fascinating than having the gun.
3 [interview in Playboy, 12/04] I was living in a place where I was harming myself. I was irresponsible. I'd lost several apartments. I couldn't hold a job. I was tired of being a no-good son of a bitch who called himself a man but was just a grown boy.
4 [interview in Playboy, 12/04] Every time you see a black romance it's over-the-top. There always has to be extreme hostility between the sexes. He has to cheat. She has to show him how independently strong she is, not just as a woman but as a black woman.
5 . . . The Bernie Mac Show (2001) is my life. It's the truth, and I'm not ashamed of a minute, an hour, or a second of my life . . .

Quick Facts of Bernie Mac Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children

# Fact
1 Friends with Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and Joe Torry.
2 Son-in-law of Mary Simmons.
3 Cousin of Kimberly Bonner.
4 Starred in Soul Men alongside Isaac Hayes. Hayes died on August 10th, 2008 the day after Bernie's death 9th August, 2008.
5 Release of his book, "I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is". [2001]
6 Release of his book, "Maybe You Never Cry Again". [2003]
7 He was a close friend of Robin Harris.
8 He was in two movies that opened on the same day in the U.S. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), and Soul Men (2008) both opened November 7, 2008.
9 He was hospitalized with pneumonia on August 1, 2008. False rumors of his death spread widely. His publicist, Danica Smith insisted he would make a full recovery. Unfortunately, Mac took a turn for the worst. He died August 9, 2008, from complications of pneumonia.
10 Sampled on Prince's song, "Pope", from his appearance on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam (1992). Prince's song can be found on his 1993 album "The Hits".
11 Was a Chicago White Sox fan.
12 Is seen getting a pedicure in both Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Bad Santa (2003).
13 February 2005 - revealed that he had suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease, since 1983. He said it had no effect on his daily life.
14 Is mentioned in Christina Aguilera's single Dirrty.
15 His character on The Bernie Mac Show (2001), was ranked #47 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
16 He used to be a boxer.
17 His mother and both siblings died before he did. His mother died of breast cancer his sophomore year of high school. One brother died as a baby, the other died of a heart attack in his 20s.
18 His daughter, Je'Niece McCullough, was born in 1978. She has a master's degree in mental health counseling. She also had a daughter who was born in 2006.
19 Started his career in stand-up comedy in 1977. His first professional comedy gig was at The Cotton Club in Chicago. He was so broke, he had to borrow a suit from his brother.

Trademarks of Bernie Mac Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Education, Net Worth, Wife, Children

# Trademark
1 Towering height
2 Gruff voice
3 Bright, white teeth
4 Wears a hat at least once in almost all of his films

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