Bernie Mac was a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer from the United States. He started doing stand-up comedy shows in clubs before going to the TV. Bernie Mac appeared in many TV movies and the last one was released after his death. Here is a quick summary of Bernie Mac’s net worth, career and earnings.
Bernie Mac Early Life
Bernard Jeffrey McCullough was born on October 5, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. His father was Jeffery Harrison, and his mother Mary McCullough died in 1973. Bernie was mainly grown and raised by his mother. Bernie Mac studied at the Jesuit High School after Chicago Vocational High School.
Bernie Mac was married once only to Rhonda McCullough from 1977 until the day that he passed away. Bernie and Rhonda gave birth to 1 daughter, her name is Je’Niece Childress and she was born in 1978.
Bernie Mac suffered from a sarcoidosis in his last years. On August 9, 2008, in his hometown, he died because of pneumonia.
Bernie Mac Career, Awards & Achievement
Bernie Mac worked at the United Parcel Service and in furniture mainly a mover. He began doing stand-up comedy shows in a club in Chicago. Bernie Mac won a contest that identified comedians in Chicago in 1990, when he was 32 years old. His early career movie appearances started in 1992 in the crime comedy “Mo’ Money”, followed by the thriller comedy “Who’s the Man?”, and the comedy “House Party 3”.
Bernie Mac appeared in 9 episodes of a comedy series titled “Moesha”. In 1999, he experienced a huge success with the high grossing comedy drama movie “Life”, which Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are the main stars of the movie. From 2001 and until 2006, Bernie Mac ran his own comedy show titled “The Bernie Mac Show”, and it was very successful with high viewer’s ratings. Furthermore, he also appeared in other than black comedy movies including the high grossing adventure comedy “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, and the crime thriller “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels “Ocean’s Twelve “and “Ocean’s Thirteen “, which stars many great actors.
In 2005, he greatly starred in romantic comedy movie that’s also a high grossing movie titled “Guess Who”, which also stars Ashton Kutcher and Zoe Saldana. Bernie Mac appeared on 2 movies in the same year that he died including the animated comedy “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” and the comedy drama “Soul Men”. His last work was in a comedy movie titled “Old Dogs”, which was released after his death.
Awards & Achievements
Bernie Mac has won many awards for his great performances in TV movies and series. He received for his own show “The Bernie Mac Show” more than 7 award nominations and won 8 awards. Bernie Mac won 4 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, 1 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, 2 Satellite Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, and the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy all for his own show.
Net Worth of Bernie Mac
Bernie Mac had estimated net worth probably more than $20 million. He made his fortune from the TV movies and series he appeared in, and from the self-titled show that ran for years. Bernie Mac earned for “The Bernie Mac Show” around $300 thousand per episode. “Guess Who” movie grossed at $102 million, and the movie that got released after his death “Old Dogs” grossed at $97 million.
Bernie Mac was one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time. He began appearing in TV movies in the 1990s and his last movie was released after his death and it’s titled “Old Dogs”. Bernie Mac ran his own show for years and he received many awards for it. Bernie Mac was married to Rhonda McCullough whom remained with him until his death.
Bernie Mac, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.