Almost everyone who got famous through their endeavors in the entertainment industry has a particular work they are most known for. For Dee Dee Davis, it is the sitcom television series created by Larry Wilmore, The Bernie Mac Show. The show aired on Fox for five seasons, spanning from November 2001 to April 2006. Within this time frame, Davis portrayed Bryana “Baby Girl” Thomkins in at least 104 episodes of the show and earned the admiration of thousands of television viewers across the United States and beyond. There were no doubts she had a future in the industry and people anticipated to see more of her.
Since then, however, Dee Dee has only appeared in not more than two productions which have unsurprisingly left a lot of people wondering what happened to her career. This curiosity has extended to other areas of her life with many wondering what she now does for a living, how old she is at the moment; if she is married, and what have you. Dee Dee may not have been active as an actress but she remains a popular face in Hollywood and seems to be happy with her life.
The 25 Years Old Was Born In Culver City, California But Regards Park Forest In Illinois As Her Hometown
It is no secret that the American actress was born on the 17th of April 1996 to Sydney and Darryl Davis. Her place of birth, as you would easily find, was in Culver City, California. While details about her family background and early life are hard to come by, we can confirm that she is not the only child of her parents and didn’t spend most of her childhood in the place she was born.
Dee Dee Davis is the younger sister of former actress Ariel Davis who was born on the 19th of February 1991. She rose to fame after she starred alongside Eddie Murphy in The Hunters Mansion. Ariel was also known for her roles in other productions like Everybody Hates Chris, ‘Til Death, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, ER, and Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure. For reasons that are not clear, she abandoned her acting career in 2008; it was later reported that she graduated from Park Land College.
Although Dee Dee was born in Culver City, California, it was mostly in Illinois that she was raised and she considers Park Forest, a village located in Cook County, south of Chicago, Illinois, as her hometown. Growing up, she schooled at Rich Central High School, a public four-year high school also located in the south suburbs of Chicago, precisely in Olympia Fields, Illinois. She would later further her education at Prairie State College, a public community college in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Dee Dee Davis Began Her Acting Career When She Was Only Five Years Old With Her Role On The Bernie Mac Show
While much is not known about the nature of the relationship between that actress and her parents at the moment, one could tell that they were supportive of her during her early life, allowing her to explore acting when she was only five years old. Yeah, Dee Dee was only five when she began playing Bryana ‘Baby Girl’ Thomkins in what has remained her most popular acting project. To the best of our knowledge, it was also her first work as a professional actress.
The sitcom revolved around a man named Bernie and his sister’s three kids named Vanessa, Jordan, and Bryana. As Bernie’s sister is addicted to drugs which rendered her incapable of taking care of her children, she was sent to rehab and her brother Bernie and his wife Wanda took up the responsibility of caring for Bryana and her sisters. Bryana became Bernie’s favorite niece as she is the youngest of the sisters and the most cooperative of the three.
In all, the show was full of good-natured humor that resonated with viewers and even won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. It aired for five seasons from late 2001 to early 2006, earning Dee Dee Davis who was one of the most favorite cast members of the show nationwide fame. More than that, it also won her a Young Artist Award in 2004.
Her Net Worth Is Estimated at $500 Thousand: What Does She Now Do for a Living?
According to various platforms, the American actress is worth $500 thousand. While we can’t say acting is the major source of her wealth, it is definitely the first major source of her fortune. She began acting as a child and apart from her role in The Bernie Mac Show, she has had other roles.
While portraying Bryana, she got to play Anna Cortese in the “Breathing Lessons” episode of Strong Medicine, an American medical drama that aired on the Lifetime Network, this was in 2003. In 2007, after The Bernie Mac Show came to an end, she was seen as Evie in the “300 Patients” episode of the NBC medical drama television series, ER.
All of those roles; and appearances on shows like Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wayne Brady Show, and The Drop made her good money. But in 2007, after appearing as Evie in ER, Dee Dee Davis decided to take a break from the industry to focus on her education. If anyone anticipated her return in a few years, they were in for a huge disappointment as that wouldn’t be happening.
Years became a decade and it was pretty clear that Davis was done with acting. While what she did for a living after she left acting is best known to her, it seems she is trying to get back to acting. In 2020, she made an appearance in the “U.B.E.R.” episode of Two Degrees.
Dee Dee Davis Is a Mother of Two and Currently In a Relationship With Kevin Roberts
The former child actress was once in a relationship with a fellow named Smokey Lee Jackson. From what we gathered, they began dating in 2014, moved in together in an apartment at Country Club Hills, Illinois, and got engaged at some point. Sometime in February 2017, Davis announced she and Smokey were expecting a child together. A few months later, precisely on the 4th of June that same year, she gave birth to a boy child named Logan Anthony Lee Jackson.
Not long after the birth of Logan, Dee Dee Davis and Smokey Lee ended their relationship. Thereafter, she began dating Kevin Roberts. While we can’t tell if Dee Dee and Kevin are married, we can confirm he is the father of the actress’ second child, a daughter named Leia Roberts.
From what Dee Dee shares on her social media pages, one could conclude that Roberts has been a caring and supportive partner.