Birth Name: Mario Cain Van Peebles
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Birth: January 15, 1957
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.
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
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