Mario Cain Van Peebles is an American actor and director credited for movies like Baadasssss!, New Jack City. Van Peebles has directed and acted in numerous film and tv shows over his career. Peebles started his career in 1971 with the movie Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.
Mario is married to Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles and has five children. With his numerous movies, he has collected million dollars in net worth. Let’s find out more about Mario’s Wife, Children, Net Worth below.
Who is Mario Van Peebles? His Bio and Wiki
Mario was born on January 15, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico to his parents Melvin Van Peebles and Maria Marx. Peebles was born under the sun sign of Capricorn. Mario grew up in Mexico with his siblings Megan Van Peebles and Max Van Peebles. His birth name is Mario Cain Van Peebles.
Mario attended Saint Thomas More School and graduated in 1974. Later, he went to Columbia University to get a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1978. Peebles’ parents were from the entertainment industry which motivated Mario to get in the industry as well.
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Mario Van Peebles’s Career, Movies
Van Peebles started his movie career in 1971 but before that from 1968 to 1971, he appeared in soap opera One Life to Live. In 1971, he made his debut with the movie Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. But after that for a decade Mario did not act.
Peebles made a comeback in 1981 with a mini-series, The Sophisticated Gents and in 1984 appeared alongside Robert Ginty in Exterminator 2. Finally, in 1985, Mario got the leading role in the movie Rappin. Some of the other movies he acted in are Last Resort, The Cotton Club, Delivery Boys, Gang in Blue, Judgment Day, Ali, Armed, Run the Race.
Besides, acting Mario started directing as well. In 1989, he directed 21 Jump Street. But his feature film debut came in 1991 with New Jack City with Wesley Snipes and Ice-T. It was a huge success as it was the biggest blockbuster independent film that year. Mario directed Black western in 1993 featuring Woody Strode, Billy Zane, Tiny Lister, Tone Loc, Big Daddy Kane, Robert Hooks.
He also directed movies like Panther, Love Kills, Redemption Road, Zero Hour, Nashville, Roots, Armed, and many more in his career. Peebles is still present in the industry and is directing for tv shows.
Mario Van Peebles’s Wife and Children
Van Peebles married to an actress Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles. Chitra is known for movies like Love Kills, Judgment Day. The couple dated for a while and finally got married however, the date of their marriage is not known. Mario and Chitra welcomed five children in their life.
Their children are Makayla, Mandela, Marley, Maya, and Morgana. Before this, Mario had affairs with Kini Van Peebles and Pamela Anderson in the past. But both the relation did not progress further and Mario is now happily married with Chitra. He currently lives in the USA with his family.
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What is Mario Van Peebles’s Net Worth?
The estimated net worth of Mario Van Peebles is at $50 million. His earnings come from his acting and directing career. Mario’s movie New Jack City made over $47,624,253 at the box office making it the biggest blockbuster independent film. Van Peebles directed the movie and from the movie, he must’ve got a certain percentage in profit.
Mario also directs some episodes in the TV Shows but mostly he does ‘producing’ job as of now. So’ as a producer, he gets a huge chunk of profit to add in his net worth. But as a director on average, he makes about $66,445 per year. The Net Worth of his wife is not revealed yet. Mario is busy in his work and travels mostly for his work only.