The Mexican-American film director and actor, Mario Van Peebles is known for directing the 1991 film New Jack City. Also, he is popular for appearing in thriller movies such as Sweet Baadassss, Rappin’ and Military Ridge. Besides, he is the son of Melvin Van Peebles, a veteran filmmaker and actor.
Mario Van Peebles was born on January 15, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico to his parents Melvin Van Peebles (father) and Maria Marx (mother). His father was a director and actor. Likewise, his mother was a German actress.
Mario grew up in suburban Phoenix, Illinois, where his dad worked as a tailor.
As per his nationality, Mario is a American and Mexican nationality and belongs to a mixed (African-American and German) ethnic group. .
In 1974, he graduated from Saint Thomas More School. Then, he attended Columbia University with a major in economics, in 1978.
The 62-year-old actor is happily married to his longtime girlfriend turned his wife, Chittra Sukhu, an actress.
Moreover, the couple is blessed with four children together, Marley Van Peebles, Makaylo Van Peebles, Maya Van Peebles and Morgana Van Peebles.
Previously, he was married to Gang in Blue co-star, Lisa Vitello. They lived together for several years and later they got married secretly from the media. Also, they shared a daughter named Mandela Van Peebles.
However, Mario is currently is living happily with his wife and children in the United States Of America.
According to Celebritynetworth, the talented American actor owns the net worth of $12 million, as of July 2019. He boasts an impressive amount of salary from his profession.
For a fact, a professional actor in the United States earns the salary of around $50,000 to $60,000 annually. Likewise, the director earns $92,220 annually, so, he might be receiving at the same range from his successful career.
Mario started his career appearing in a 1971 American independent thriller, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss. He played a lead role in the short-lived detective show “Sonny Spoon”. In 1991, he made his first film “New Jack City”.
Also, he directed the films “Posse” in 1993, “Panther” in 1995 and “Love Kills” in 1998. Moreover, Van Peebles and his family starred in the reality TV show Mario's Green House, in 2009. Additionally, he played in the film A Letter to Dad.
Some of his famous directed movies include Hard Luck (2006), Redemption Road (2010), Zero Hour (2013), Red Sky (2014), etc.
Born in 1957, Mario is at the age of 62.
Megan Van Peebles
African-American and German.
His net worth, as of July 2019, is $12 million.