Mario Van Peebles
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 film New Jack City (1991).
He is the son of Melvin Van Peebles (born Melvin Peebles), an actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, and composer, and Maria Marx, an actress and photographer. His father is American, and is African-American. His mother is German, and is white. He has two children, including actor and rapper Mandela Van Peebles, with his former wife, actress Lisa Vitello.
Mario has said:
We did our DNA and just found out West Africa, some German, French, British, Spanish and Portuguese.
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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