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Mario Van Peebles


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Birth Name: Mario Van Peebles
Born: 01/15/1957
Birth Place: Mexico

Born on Jan. 15, 1957 in Mexico City, Mexico, Van Peebles was raised by his father, Melvin Van Peebles, a director of several acclaimed blaxploitation films like the seminal "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (1971) and "Watermelon Man" (1970), and his mother, Maria Marx, a photographer. Having grown up in Europe - his mother was of French extraction - Van Peebles returned to the United States when he was eight years old, where he made his film debut in "Sweet Sweetback," playing the younger version of the randy protagonist (Melvin Van Peebles), a sex show performer who goes on the run after beating down two corrupt cops who themselves where brutalizing a young black man. Even though Van Pe... Continue Bio >>


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