Bernie Mac’s biography

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American comedian and actor. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined fellow comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley in the film The Original Kings of Comedy.


Bernie Mac
Bernie Mac
  • Source of Wealth: Film, Television
  • Age: 50
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
  • Marital Status: Married (Rhonda McCullough)
  • Full Name: Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
  • Nationality: United States
  • 66 Years of 2024
  • Date of Birth: October 5, 1957
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Occupation: Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Voice Artist
  • Education: Chicago Vocational Career Academy
  • Children: 1 (Je’Niece Childress)


Popular for his stage name Bernie Mac, Bernard Jeffrey McCullough is an American comedian, voice artist, and actor with an estimated net worth of $15 million as of 2012.

Born and raised in Chicago, Bernie Mac is known to be a member of  The Original Kings of Comedy. The group’s other members include D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Steve Harvey. As an actor, Bernie Mac has appeared in several films titled Mr. 3000, Ocean’s Eleven, Booty Call, Head of State, The Players Club, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,  Guess Who, Bad Santa, Pride,  Transformers, Soul Men, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Friday. This American performer is also known to star in The Bernie Mac Show which runs from 2001 until 2006. His impressive performance in the show earned him 2 Emmy award nominations for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category.

Bernie Mac died on August 9, 2008, due to some complications in pneumonia. Prior to his death, Bernie Mac was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a disease characterized by an abnormal collection of granulomas, a kind of chronic inflammatory cell, that form nodules in organs, especially in the lymph nodes and lungs.

Bernie Mac was married to Rhonda McCullough. He has a child named Je’Niece Childress.