Bernie Mac’s show has left a lasting legacy. The late comic delivered an iconic series based on his stand-up from The Kings of Comedy film. While people still love the show, that does not mean its cast has been able to continue working. While the Hollywood machine has turned its back on them, two of Bernie’s on-screen children have found income thanks to Only fans.
The Bernie Mac show ran from November 2001 to April of 2006. It starred Bernie as a married man who ends up having to raise his sister’s three children after she ends up in rehab. The story is loosely based on a time in Bernie’s life when he was raising his sister’s child, but most of the series is fictional. The children include eldest Vanessa “Nessa” Thomkins (Camille Winbush), middle child Jordan Jay Thomkins (Jeremy Suarez), and youngest Bryana “Baby Girl” Thomkins (Dee Dee Davis). When the show ended, the three children all had varied experiences looking for work in Hollywood and have shared their stories at length over the years.
Jeremy Suarez ended up leaving acting behind after realizing how hard it was for him to find work with studios preferring to hire adult actors who “looked” young over actual children. It was easier since they did not have to abide by child labor laws and cheaper since they did not have to hire tutors. He eventually resorted to having to work in construction and retail. But everything wasn’t all bad. In 2017, the actor got married to his wife, Maria Suarez.
Camile jumped into her comments on another post with her full support saying, “Yaassss! Now J needs to take his shirt off so people can be mad at him, too .” His wife responded, “we’ll pass on that suggestion.”