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who portrays Jimmy Bosley, has emerged from the small comedy clubs of
Chicago to become the highest grossing comedian today, selling out arenas and
theaters all across the country. This success has caused a groundswell of
attention for Mac's services in all facets of entertainment.
Mac can currently be seen every
Wednesday night in the family comedy "The Bernie Mac Show" on Fox. The
show debuted to stellar ratings last fall and has been hailed as the "One
of the Top Ten Shows of 2001" by Time, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide.
Furthermore, he and the show have begun to pick up a slew of prestigious awards.
Mac received a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy
Series and "The Bernie Mac Show" won for Outstanding Writing in a
Comedy Series. The show received the Peabody Award and two Television Critics
Association Awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Performance as well as
awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor at the NAACP Image Awards. Playing
a fictional version of himself, the show follows Mac as he comically struggles
to balance his newfound parental duties.
Mac is starring in two other
high profile feature films this year. He appeared opposite Chris Rock in the hit
comedy Head of State, as the older brother and running mate of an
unexpected presidential candidate (Rock). Later this year, Mac stars in director
Terry Zwigoff's Bad Santa opposite Billy Bob Thornton, who plays a
thief masquerading as Santa Claus to knock off shopping malls. Mac portrays the
detective who searches for a politically correct way to get rid of the bad
Most recently, Mac was seen on
the big screen in Steven Soderbergh's hit remake of Ocean's 11 from
Warner Bros. Co-starring alongside George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, the
highly touted film follows a casino heist in Las Vegas from its conception to
the actual score. Mac plays Frank Catton, "the inside man" of the
group. The film was a massive hit, grossing more than $350 million dollars
Never one to limit himself to
any one medium, Mac wrote a book entitled I Ain't Scared of You, which
was published last fall from MTV/Pocket Books. In the book, he rips through such
topics as sex, religion, hygiene, celebrity and more without missing a beat.
This spring his latest book, Maybe You Never Cry Again (Regan
Books/Harper Collins) debuted, in which he discusses growing up in Chicago and
the hardships and obstacles in his path to the top.
As a founding member of the
"Kings of Comedy" tour, Mac displayed his trademark rapid fire and
hard-hitting delivery. The success of the tour spawned Spike Lee's 2000
concert film The Original Kings of Comedy, which has grossed nearly $40
Born and raised in Chicago, Mac
made his television debut on the landmark HBO comedy series, "Russell
Simmons' Def Comedy Jam," which led to him being cast in the Damon Wayans
feature Mo' Money. Other film credits include the Eddie Murphy/Martin
Lawrence comedy Life, House Party 3, How to be a Player and What's
the Worst that Can Happen?
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