Mario Van Peebles Biography
(Director and Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘New Jack City’ and ‘USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage’)
Birthday: January 15, 1957 (Capricorn)
Born In: Mexico
Mario Van Peebles is an American actor, director, writer and producer. He is the son of renowned filmmaker cum actor Melvin Van Peebles and German actress Maria Marx. He has displayed his directorial skills in the epic mini-series ‘Roots’, the documentary ‘Bring you’re a Game’ and the biopic ‘Baadasssss!’ in which he portrayed his father. As an actor, Van Peebles has garnered much success, most notably with the movies ‘Exterminator 2,’ ‘Jaws: The Revenge,’ ‘Delivery Boys,’ ‘New Jack City,’ and ‘Panther.’ Known for his compelling and challenging onscreen performances, he has established himself as a much popular character actor over the years. Besides acting, Van Peebles believes in supporting eco-consciousness and education and has developed many reality shows to promote these causes. He has won several accolades and honours including multiple Independent Spirit Award nominations.