Mario Van Peebles

by ethnic on April 29, 2011

Mario Van Peebles at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Manchurian

Birth Name: Mario Cain Van Peebles

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: January 15, 1957

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*German (mother)

Mario Van Peebles is an American director and actor. He is known for directing and starring in the 1991 film New Jack City.

He is the son of Melvin Van Peebles (born Melvin Peebles), an actor, composer, director, screenwriter, novelist, and playwright, and Maria Marx, an actress and photographer. His father is American, and is African-American. His mother is German, and is white. His son is actor and rapper Mandela Van Peebles, with his former wife, actress Lisa Vitello.

Mario’s paternal grandparents were Marion Peebles and Edwin Griffin. Marion was from Birmingham, Alabama. Edwin was from Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Source: Birth record of Mario’s father – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Starfrenzy/Bigstock.com

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

fuzzybear44 February 24, 2017 at 1:53 am

Melvin Van Peebles is a cool dad. Any man who puts his son in a sexual scene with a grow woman, well what can I say. Now I going to be a hypocrite and say, any man or woman who puts there daughter in that same situation, need their a$$ whooped

fuzzybear44 February 24, 2017 at 1:54 am

(correction)grown woman

andrew December 8, 2016 at 2:43 pm

His father is the prominent film director/actor Melvin Van Peebles

birth record of Mario’s father:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2S8-NNYD

Mario’s paternal grandparents: Marion Peebles and Edwin Griffin. Marion was from Birmingham, Alabama. Edwin was from Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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