Je’Niece McCullough (born 21st January 1978; Age: 45) is an American public speaker, writer, and philanthropist, also famous as the daughter of Bernie Mac, the legendary comedian.
Je’Niece McCullough was born when her father was just 21 years old and still trying to make a life for himself. She, therefore, witnessed the whole gamut of his career, including the rough beginnings and the days of fame that came later.
Her dad often carried his experiences home and this affected their relationship negatively. They later patched things up though and were on good terms before her father passed away in 2008. Je’Niece McCullough is now committed to preserving and celebrating her father’s legacy. She is also committed to creating some legacies for herself.
Summary of Je’Niece McCullough’s Biography
- Full name: Je’Niece McCullough
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: 21st January 1978
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Age: 45 years old
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Sexual Orientation: straight
- Marital Status: divorced
- Je’Niece McCullough’s ex-Husband: Theatris Childress III
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Children: Jasmine Childress
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Parents: Bernie Mac and Rhonda McCullough
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 7 inches
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Height in Centimetres: 173 cm
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Weight: 66 kg
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Net worth: $1 million
- Famous for: Bernie Mac’s daughter
- Je’Niece McCullough’s Instagram: @berniesdaughter
- Twitter: @berniesdaughter
- Facebook: @berniesdaughter
Je’Niece McCullough is the Late Bernie Mac’s Only Child With His Wife, Rhonda McCullough
Je’Niece McCullough is 45 years old as she was born on the 21st day of January 1978. Her birth place is Chicago and her nationality is American. Her ethnicity is African American. Je’Niece McCullough is the only child of the late Bernie Mac (Real name: ,Bernard Jeffrey McCullough) the legendary American comic. During his lifetime, he appeared in several comedy TV shows such as the Bernie Mac Show. He also featured in several movies notably Oceans 11 and Mr. 3000. He passed away in 2008 aged 50.
On the other hand, Je’Niece McCullough’s mother is the late Bernie Mac’s wife, Rhonda McCullough nee Gore. Rhonda is a writer and has some books to her name. She is also a producer and has been involved in the making of multiple films and projects linked to her late husband. Rhonda is also a philanthropist and the president of the Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis.
Happy What Would Be Your 60th Birthday Daddy! As you used to say, My love for you is non-transferable! pic.twitter.com/rF3C1X1dR3
— Je'Niece McCullough (@BerniesDaughter) October 5, 2017
Je’Niece and Her Famous Dad Had a Fractured Relationship While She Was Growing Up
Je’Niece McCullough’s parents, Bernie Mac and Rhonda McCullough, met during their high school days at the Chicago Vocational High School and got married in 1977. They then welcomed Je’Niece the next year. As a child, she had a blissful relationship with her dad. Things, however, changed around the time that she was six.
All the pressure that her dad experienced as he was trying to build his career and make a living made him become an unpleasant character at home. He was not only a very strict parent but controlling, hypercritical, and emotionally volatile. He berated her for not standing up to bullies in school and called her weak. He also got very angry with her if she confided in him something she didn’t like about him.
All this dealt a heavy emotional and psychological blow on Je’Niece and she began questioning whether to have her own family as she grew up. She confronted some of her fears through journaling. She also wrote her father a letter at the age of 21.
— Je'Niece McCullough (@BerniesDaughter) November 27, 2015
They Later Patched Things Up Before His Death in 2008
Je’Niece McCullough and her famous dad were finally able to work through some of their issues when she was in her 20s. He apologized for being so harsh on her while she was growing up and explained that he was only trying to prepare her for a tough world.
Je’Niece on her own path cut her dad some slack. She realized that he didn’t have the best examples of being a father and husband while growing up and was simply trying to do his best.
After making peace with her dad, Je’Niece McCullough spent about four years working as his assistant from 2004 to 2008. They became even closer than ever and he helped her deal with some issues in her personal life. He also doted on her daughter i.e. his granddaughter.
Je’Niece McCullough is Now Committed to Preserving Her Dad’s Legacy
Je’Niece McCullough’s dad, Bernie Mac, passed away as a result of complications from the autoimmune disease, Sarcoidosis, in 2008. She was devastated by his death and underwent months of grief counseling to cope. She paid her dad tribute as the first guy she fell in love with as well as her protector. She also described him as a wise and loving man.
It has been more than a decade since Bernie Mac’s death and Je’Niece has been involved in projects aimed at preserving his legacies. She has served as the vice president of the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Foundation aimed at raising awareness and funding research for the disease. She has also attended ceremonies honoring her father.
One of them was in 2012 when the street where he grew up in Chicago was renamed after him. Je’Niece McCullough also uses her social media handles to share old clips of her dad as well as tributes to him. Her social media handles also proudly proclaim that she is Bernie’s daughter.
Je’Niece McCullough is a Trained Psychologist and Mental Health Counsellor
Je’Niece spent her formative years in Chicago and attended Morgan Park High School. She completed her diploma in 1995 and subsequently enrolled at the Xavier University of Louisiana that same year. She spent a total of seven years at the institution during which she obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling.
Since leaving school, Je’Niece McCullough has worked as a social worker. Between 2002 and 2003, she served as a case manager for the Criminal District Court in New Orleans and helped clients with drug issues. From December 2003 to June 2004, she worked as a work-first job developer for the South Suburban Council in Illinois and assisted families that require aid.
Bernie Mac’s Daughter is Now a Public Speaker, Writer, and Blogger
Je’Niece McCullough now earns her living as a public speaker, writer, and blogger. Her areas of focus encompass sarcoidosis awareness, women’s wellness, self-empowerment, overcoming depression and difficulties, etc. She also shares her life experiences and wisdom with the intention of helping others.
McCullough has spoken at different forums such as ABC Windy City Live Talk Show, and Today’s Black Women Expo. She has also been published in reputable organizations such as Ebony Magazine. She also maintains her own blog as well. Being a public speaker is very lucrative and this has helped Je’Niece McCullough build a net worth of $1 million.
Je’Niece McCullough Shares a Child With Her Ex-Husband – Theatris Childress III
In her personal life, Je’Niece McCullough was previously married to a man named Theatris Childress III. They began dating sometime in the late 90s/early 2000s and were married in 2002. The couple’s marriage lasted for six years during which they welcomed a daughter named Jasmine who was born on the 29th of October 2006. They later divorced around 2008.
The divorce was quite hard for McCullough and her father helped her cope with it. She now lives a beautiful and active life with her daughter and paid her daughter glowing tribute on her 14th birthday in 2020. She described Jasmine as her most ride everything and stated that she was proud of the woman she was becoming.