Mario Van Peebles Biography

(Actor, Director)

Mexican-American film director and actor. He is married and a father of five kids.

Relationship Facts of Mario Van Peebles

  • Mario Van Peebles is married to Chitra Sukhu.
  • He is father of Five (Makaylo, Mandela, Marley, Maya and Morgana ).
  • Mario Van Peebles is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Mario Van Peebles?

Mario Van Peebles is a married person. He was having romantic love affairs with Chitra Sukhu, an author, and finally got married. His wife’s full name is Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles.

They have five children, two sons and three daughters named Makayla, Mandela, Marley, Maya, and Morgana.

He has also been in a relationship with Kini Van Peebles and Pamela Anderson in past. Currently, Mario is staying happily with his wife and children in the U.S.A.

Who is Mario Van Peebles?

Mario Van Peebles is a Mexican-American film director and actor. He is extremely prominent as a director of New Jack City (1991).

He is a hardworking personality and has made a respectable position in the acting and directing field and able to gain more fame and fans. Currently, he is working on his upcoming movies.

Mario Van Peebles: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Tall and handsome Van was born on January 15, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico. He is currently 64 years old. His nationality is Mixed (American and Mexican) and belongs to mixed(African-American and German) ethnicity.

He was born to Melvin Van Peebles, a director, and actor, and Maria Marx, a German actress. He was raised with his parents in a filmy and entertaining environment.

His parents belong to the entertainment field for which he was highly encouraged from a very early age.


Concerning his educational background, he graduated from “Saint Thomas More School” in the year 1974 and from Columbia University in the year 1978 with a major in economics.

Mario Van Peebles: Professional Life, Career

Mario Van Peebles started his career playing a lead role in the short-lived detective show “Sonny Spoon”. Afterward, he directed several episodes of the show “21 Jump Street”. Mario made his first film “New Jack City” in the year 1991.

Soon, he also directed “Posse” in 1993, “Panther” in 1995, and “Love Kills” in 1998. His guest appearance on the television show “Damages” made him more popular.

In total he has worked in forty -five films, and twenty-six television shows, and has directed twenty-five projects including films and episodes.

Some of his popular directed movies include Hard Luck (2006), Redemption Road (2010), Zero Hour (2013), Red Sky (2014), etc.

Mario Van Peebles: Salary, Net Worth

Mario’s estimated net worth is $12 Million as per 2022’s data, but his salary is not revealed yet.

Mario Van Peebles: Rumors and Controversy

Once there was a controversy regarding Mario’s directed movie “Panther”. This movie tried to show that the Panthers are idealistic young heroes and police as a murderous group.

The movie collected a huge controversy; however, director Mario said that those criticisms were invalid.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

He has a good height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 75 kg. He has black hair color and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media

He is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has around 1.2k followers on Facebook, more than 49.9k followers on Instagram, and more than 8.6k followers on Twitter.


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How much is Mario Van Peebles Jr worth?

  • He has assets worth $12 million.

What is Mario Van Peebles's nationality?

  • He is an American as well as Mexican.

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