HEAD OF STATE
BERNIE MAC (Mitch Gilliam) has risen from the small comedy clubs of Chicago to
emerge as one of today's most popular comedians. In addition to playing to
sell-out crowds at arenas and theatres across the country, he stars in his own
hit sitcom, "The Bernie Mac Show," which debuted in the fall of 2001
to critical acclaim and stellar ratings. Mac's work on the show has brought
him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and a
Television Critics Association Award for Best Comedy Performance. The series has
also received a prestigious Peabody Award, as well as a Television Critics
Association Award for Best Comedy Series.
Following "Head of State,"
Mac will co-star with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in the
much-anticipated sequel "Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle," in
which he takes over the role of Bosley, actually Bosley's brother, the liaison
between the Angels and their mysterious employer. Later this year, he will
appear in the comedy "Bad Santa," in which he stars with Billy Bob
Thornton, and he also lends his voice to the animated feature "Lil'
Mac was most recently seen in Steven
Soderbergh's hit remake of "Ocean's 11," alongside George Clooney,
Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. He was a founding member of the "Kings of
Comedy" tour, which showcased Mac's trademark rapid-fire delivery and
incisive wit that helped make the show such a monumental hit. The success of the
tour spawned Spike Lee's widely acclaimed concert film "The Original
Kings of Comedy."
Born and raised in Chicago, Mac made
his television debut on the landmark HBO comedy series "Russell Simmons'
Def Comedy Jam." That led to him being cast in the Damon Wayans feature
"Mo' Money," marking his feature film debut. In addition to acting
and performing, Mac wrote a book entitled I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on
How Life Is, which was published last fall by MTV/Pocket Books.
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