Mario Van

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Mario Van Peebles Bio

Who is Mario Van

Mario Van Peebles is an American film director as well as actor. He is mainly known for directing the movie New Jack City in 1991. He is also known as the son of Melvin Van Peebles.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He was born to Maria Marx and Melvin Van Peebles. He attended Saint Thomas More School and graduated in 1974. He also studied Columbia University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1978.

Interesting Facts

He have got dark brown eyes and black color hair. In 1989 he directed 21 Jump Street. He also featuring Michael Emerson directed a 2010 episode of Lost. He was seen on All My Children, The Cosby Show, The Finder and Hellcats.

Personal Life

He is a happily married man. He got married to Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles. The couple together is blessed with five children's. There name are Makaylo, Mandela, Marley, Maya and Morgana.


In 1989 he was awarded with Image Award for his outstanding performance in movie Heartbreak Ridge. In 1995 he was awarded with Silver Leopard for Panther. In 2003 and 2005 he was awarded with Copper Wing Tribute Award and Audience Award respectively.


He was rumored of playing Anika Noni Rose's Revolutionary Father in CBS' 'For Justice'.