Van Peebles, Mario
1957 - Born on the 15th of January in Mexico City, Mexico.
1978 - He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in economics.
1984 - He wavered between a financial and an acting career before becoming a full-time actor with the film Cotton Club.
1988 - Van Peebles starred in a conformist TV comedy adventure series, Sonny Spoon, playing a glib private eye with a predilection for elaborate disguises; this brief series afforded him his first opportunity to direct.
2004 - His biopic BAADASSSSS! describes the making of his father's seminal film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
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