Bernie ‘Mac’ McCullough
The award-winning The Bernie Mac Show ran from 2001 to 2006 and was hailed as one of the top 10 shows on television by Time, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide. On the feature film side, some of Mac’s most memorable credits include roles from Guess Who, Life, House Party 3, How to Be a Player and What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, Mr. 3000, Ocean’s Twelve, Bad Santa, Head of State, Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle and Transformers. Never one to focus on any one medium, Mac wrote his first book, I Ain’t Scared of You, in 2001. In it, he rips through such topics as sex, religion, hygiene, celebrity and more without missing a beat. In April 2003, he released his second book, the autobiographical Maybe You Never Cry Again, in which he focuses on growing up in Chicago and the hardships and obstacles on his path to the top.
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her role as Wanda on The Bernie Mac Show, Kellita Smith balances her work on television with roles on the big screen as well as on stage. Since The Bernie Mac Show, she has been seen in the features Hair Show, starring opposite Mo’Nique, King’s Ransom and Roll Bounce. Smith also has an impressive list of television credits, including recurring roles on Nash Bridges, Malcolm & Eddie, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show and Sister, Sister.
Jeremy Suarez was nominated in 2003 and 2004 for The NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on The Bernie Mac Show. Suarez’s other notable television credits include Chicago Hope, MADtv, Beverly Hills, 90210, The Wayans Bros, Sister, Sister and Hey Arnold! In addition, Suarez has been seen in feature films such as The Proud Family Movie, Fat Albert, and The Ladykillers starring Tom Hanks and directed by Joel Coen.
Bryana ‘Baby Girl’ Thomkins
Dee Dee Davis was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for her performance on The Bernie Mac Show. Since her role as Bryana on Bernie Mac, Dee Dee has moved away from acting, focusing more on print modeling. Follow her on Twitter @DeeskiiAlmighty.
Vanessa ‘Nessa’ Thomkins
Camille Winbush won The NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for her performance on The Bernie Mac Show. Her other credits include a lead role in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai with Forest Whitaker, and appearances in Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dangerous Minds with Michelle Pfeiffer. Winbush also became a young entrepreneur at the age of 15 with the opening of her own ice-cream shop in Pasadena, California. Follow her on Twitter @camilleSwinbush.