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Van Peebles, Mario

Born: 1957 AD
Currently alive, at 58 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Film Director

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.