Bernie Mac
Bernie Mac
Celebrated Name: Bernie Mac
Real Name/Full Name: Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 50 years old
Birth Date: 5 October 1957
Date of Death: 9 August 2008
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.89 m
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Rhonda McCullough (m. 1977–2008)
Children: Yes (Je’Niece Childress)
Profession: Comedian, actor, and voice actor
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Bernie Mac was a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer from the United States. He started doing stand-up comedy shows in clubs before going to the TV. Bernie Mac appeared in many TV movies, and the last one was released after his death.

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Early Life

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough was born on October 5, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. His father was Jeffery Harrison, and his mother, Mary McCullough, died in 1973. Bernie was mainly grown and raised by his mother. Bernie Mac studied at the Jesuit High School after Chicago Vocational High School.

Personal Life

Bernie Mac was married once only to Rhonda McCullough from 1977 until the day that he passed away. Bernie and Rhonda gave birth to 1 daughter, her name is Je’Niece Childress, and she was born in 1978.

Bernie Mac suffered from sarcoidosis in his last years. On August 9, 2008, in his hometown, he died because of pneumonia.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 5 October 1957, Bernie Mac was 50 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.89 m. tall, and weigh 90 kg.


Bernie Mac worked at the United Parcel Service and in furniture, mainly a mover. He began doing stand-up comedy shows in a club in Chicago. Bernie Mac won a contest that identified comedians in Chicago in 1990 when he was 32 years old. His early career movie appearances started in 1992 in the crime comedy “Mo’ Money,” followed by the thriller comedy “Who’s the Man?” and the comedy “House Party 3”.

Bernie Mac appeared in 9 episodes of a comedy series titled “Moesha.” In 1999, he experienced a huge success with the high grossing comedy-drama movie “Life,” which Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are the main stars of the movie. From 2001 and until 2006, Bernie Mac ran his own comedy show titled “The Bernie Mac Show,” and it was very successful with high viewer’s ratings.

Furthermore, he also appeared in other than black comedy movies including the high grossing adventure comedy “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” and the crime thriller “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels “Ocean’s Twelve “and “Ocean’s Thirteen, “which stars many great actors.

In 2005, he greatly starred in a romantic comedy movie that’s also a high grossing movie titled “Guess Who,” which also stars Ashton Kutcher and Zoe Saldana. Bernie Mac appeared on two movies in the same year that he died, including the animated comedy “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” and the comedy-drama “Soul Men.” His last work was in a comedy movie titled “Old Dogs,” which was released after his death.

Awards & Achievements

Bernie Mac has won many awards for his great performances in TV movies and series. He received for his own show “The Bernie Mac Show” more than seven award nominations and won 8 awards. Bernie Mac won 4 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, 1 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, 2 Satellite Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, and the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy all for his own show.

Net Worth & Salary of Bernie Mac in 2024

Bernie Mac Net Worth
Bernie Mac Net Worth

As of July 2024, Bernie Mac had an estimated net worth of probably more than $15 million. He made his fortune from the TV movies and series he appeared in, and from the self-titled show that ran for years. Bernie Mac earned for “The Bernie Mac Show” around $300 thousand per episode. “Guess Who” movie grossed at $102 million, and the movie that got released after his death “Old Dogs” grossed at $97 million.

Bernie Mac was one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time. He began appearing in TV movies in the 1990s, and his last movie was released after his death, and it’s titled “Old Dogs.” Bernie Mac ran his own show for years, and he received many awards for it. Bernie Mac was married to Rhonda McCullough who remained with him until his death.
Bernie Mac, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.


  1. I hated to loose Bernie but by the info his wife died the same year. 2008. well they are together at least. they say u can die from a broken heart and I honestly believe that.


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