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Encyclopedia > Bernie Mac
Bernie Mac
Image:Ca27626.jpg
Birth name Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
Born October 5, 1957 (age 49)
Flag of United States Chicago, Illinois, United States
Spouse(s) Rhonda McCullough

Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... An Emmy Award. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ...

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Biography

The start of Mac's career was during high school, when he would put on shows for neighborhood kids in Chicago's south side. During his 20s he worked in a variety of jobs; he was a furniture mover, UPS agent and a bread delivery sales rep. He started as a stand-up comedian in Chicago's Cotton Club. He won the Miller Lite Comedy Search at the age of 32, at which point his popularity as a comedian began to grow. A performance on HBO's Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam thrust him into the spotlight. He opened for Dionne Warwick, Redd Foxx and Natalie Cole and had a number of HBO comedy specials, which helped increase his popularity further. United Parcel Service Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Miller Lite is the name of a popular pilsner beer sold by Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a 4. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Redd Foxx (December 9, 1922 - October 11, 1991), born John Elroy Sanford, was an American comedian best known for his starring role on the television sitcom Sanford and Son. ... Natalie Cole (born Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole on February 6, 1950), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ...


Later Mac also began acting in minor roles, and received his big break as Pastor Clever in Ice Cube's 1995 film Friday. Following that role, Mac would also work in many other movies, and some television appearances, including Booty Call, How to Be a Player, Life and What's the Worst That Could Happen?. Mac was one of the few African American comedic actors to be able to break out of the traditional "black comedy" genre, having roles in the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven and becoming the new Bosley for the Charlie's Angels sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. In 2003 he also turned in an impressive performance in a small but important role as Gin "The Store Dick" in Bad Santa. OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969 in South Central, Los Angeles, California), is a rapper, actor and film director, who has legally adopted his stage name, Ice Cube. ... Friday is a 1995 comedy film set in South Central (now South) Los Angeles, California, where star Ice Cube grew up, and directed by F. Gary Gray. ... Booty Call is a 1997 comedy film, written by Takashi Bufford and J. Stanford Parker, and directed by Jeff Pollack. ... How to Be a Player is a 1997 comedy film, starring Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle and Lark Voorhies. ... Life (1999) is a comedy drama starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. ... Whats the Worst That Could Happen? is an American comedy movie starring Martin Lawrence (as a master thief) and Danny DeVito (as a billionaire businessman) that was distributed by MGM in 2001. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film Oceans Eleven. ... Charlies Angels (2000) is an action/comedy film based on (and being something of a sequel to) the 1970s television series Charlies Angels. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bad Santa is a 2003 film directed by Terry Zwigoff, produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Billy Bob Thornton as the title character and Tony Cox (best known for Friday and Me, Myself and Irene) as his partner-in-crime. ...


In 1997 Mac continued with his stand-up comedy roots, touring the country as one of the Kings of Comedy, along with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley. The comedy act was filmed by Spike Lee and was included later in the movie The Original Kings of Comedy.He also starred as one of the main characters in "Guess Who" as Percy Jones. The Original Kings of Comedy is a 2000 stand-up comedy film, directed by Spike Lee, and features the comedy routines of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. ... Steve Harvey in a scene from (2006) Broderick Steven Steve Harvey (born January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia) is an American actor, entertainer and comedian. ... Cedric the Asshole (born Cedric Antonio Kyles, April 24, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American actor and comedian. ... Darryl Lynn D.L. Hughley (born March 6, 1963) is an African-American actor and comedian and star of the sitcom The Hughleys which ran from 1998 to 2002 first on ABC and then on UPN. D.L. Hughley grew up in South Central Los Angeles and had a rough... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... The Original Kings of Comedy is a 2000 stand-up comedy film, directed by Spike Lee, and features the comedy routines of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. ... See: The Guess Who, the 60s/70s rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ...


Later in his career

In 2001, Fox gave Bernie Mac his own sitcom called The Bernie Mac Show. The show is based on his own life, in which he suddenly becomes custodian over his sister's three children. It has been a success in part because it allows Mac to stay true to his stand-up comedy roots, breaking the fourth wall to communicate his thoughts to the audience. The show contains many parodies of events in Bernie's actual life. The show was not renewed after the 2006 season. Viewers were left without a conclusion for the series, and no ending to the storyline where Bernie and Wanda were trying to have a baby. Image File history File links Berniemac. ... Image File history File links Berniemac. ... The Bernie Mac Show was a half-hour American sitcom featuring the comedic antics of comedian Bernie Mac. ... Fox is a general term applied to any one of roughly 27 species of small to medium-sized omnivorous canids in the tribe vulpini with sharp features and a brush-like tail. ... The Bernie Mac Show was a half-hour American sitcom featuring the comedic antics of comedian Bernie Mac. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2004, Mac had his first starring role as a retired baseball player in the movie Mr. 3000. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Mr. ...


He is number 72 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time. The American television channel Comedy Central aired this list in 2004 and it represents an American perspective. ...


Mac attended Chicago Vocational Career Academy.


Mac has been married to Rhonda McCullough since 1977. They have one daughter, Je'Niece (born 1978).


Mac played a very small role in The Color Purple as the man with the chocolates on the back of the train. The Color Purple book cover The Color Purple is a 1982 novel by Alice Walker which received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ...


Bernie Mac is currently filming in the movies Pride (movie), Ocean's Thirteen, Tennessee (movie) and Transformers (movie). Pride is a 2004 live action television movie about two lion cubs as they grow up and face the harsh realities of adulthood. ... Oceans Thirteen is intended to be the sequel to the 2004 film Oceans Twelve, which was the sequel to the 2001 film Oceans Eleven, which in turn was a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film Oceans Eleven. ...


Trivia

  • 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.
  • His mother died during his sophomore year of high school to breast cancer. His daughter, Je'Niece, is now 29 years old and has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has been married for 3 years.
  • His mother and two only brothers have passed away
  • 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].
  • Is mentioned in Christina Aguilera's single "Dirrty"
  • February 2005 - revealed that he has suffered from sarcoidosis, a tissue inflammation disease, since 1983. He says it has no effect on his daily life.
  • In the 2003 NLCS, Mac sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley Field with the Cubs leading the Florida Marlins in the series 3-2 and up in Game Six 3-0. Instead of saying "root, root, root for the Cubbies" Mac said, "root, root, root for the champions!" The Cubs would go on to lose the game and the series, with Mac potentially jinxing the Cubs.

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Awards/Nominations

Emmy Awards
Year Category Show Result
2003 Outstanding Lead Actor bed scene "The Bernie Mac Show" Nominated
2002 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Nominated
Golden Globe Awards
Year Category Show Result
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy/Musical Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Nominated
2003 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy/Musical Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Nominated
NAACP Image Awards
Year Category Show Result
2007 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Nominated
2006 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Winner
2005 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Winner
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Winner
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Head of State Nominated
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Winner
2001 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series "The Bernie Mac Show" Nominated

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See also

The Bernie Mac Show was a half-hour American sitcom featuring the comedic antics of comedian Bernie Mac. ... The Original Kings of Comedy is a 2000 stand-up comedy film, directed by Spike Lee, and features the comedy routines of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. ...

External links

  • The Real Official Bernie Mac Myspace Page {myspace.com/therealberniemac }

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bernie Mac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (597 words)
Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, October 5, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois) is a well known actor and comedian.
Bernie Mac was also one of the few African American comedic actors to be able to break out of the traditional "fl comedy" genre, having roles in the remake of Ocean's Eleven and becoming the new Bosley for the Charlie's Angels sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
In 1997, Mac continued with his stand-up comedy roots, touring the country as one of the Kings of Comedy, along with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley.
Bernie Mac - definition of Bernie Mac in Encyclopedia (336 words)
Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCollough, October 5, 1958) is an African-American actor and comedian.
In 1997, Bernie Mac continued with his stand-up comedy roots, touring the country as one of the Kings of Comedy, along with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley.
The show, where Bernie Mac suddenly becomes custodian over his sister's three children, has been a huge success in part because it allows Bernie Mac to stay true to his stand-up comedy roots, breaking the fourth wall to communicate his thoughts to the audience.
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