Mandela Van Peebles

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Actor, Rapper (1994)
Mon Feb 06 2023
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Mandela Van Peebles is a Hollywood actor, rapper, and producer famous as a star kid of the American film director Mario Van Peebles and actress Lisa Vitello. He is also widely known for playing the role of Sam in the 2021's thriller television series Mayor Of Kingstown and Hendrix in the comedy film We The Party.

In addition, Mandela Van is the grandchild of Melvin Van Peebles, one of the most successful actors and film writers of his generation. Interestingly, Mandela made his first acting debut by playing the role of Angel Muse in the indie film Baadasssss!, written by his grandfather and directed by his father, Mario Van Peebles.

Who Is Mandela Van Peebles Dating?

Like other celebrities, Mandela prefers to keep his life out of the public limelight and likes to have a low-key profile. He has not revealed his previous or ongoing relationship status about himself. 

According to our research team, Mandela Van Peebles is probably single at this moment. However, he had one relationship in the past. 

Mandela Rumors & Previous Relationship

As mentioned above, Madela is single but he once stayed in a romantic relationship. There were a lot of rumors that Mandela was dating the actress Parker McKenna Posey. Later, the talks are found to be true after Parker's mother, Heather Stone, publicly confirmed their relationship. 

Mandela Van Peebles and his ex-girlfriend Parker McKenna Posey in a swimming pool
Mandela Van Peebles and his ex-girlfriend Parker McKenna Posey in a swimming pool(Image Source:

After knowing each other for more than two months, Mandela and Parker McKenna started dating in late April 2013. Later, they broke up after dating for almost one and a half years in October 2014. The exact reason for their separation has not been disclosed yet. 

Childhood & Early Life

Mandela Van was born as Mandela Mali Van Peebles on June 4, 1994, in Los Angeles, California, USA, with the associated zodiac sign Cancer. 

Mandela joined a middle school and high school nearby his hometown in LA. After graduating from high school, he joined Loyola Marymount University, a private non-profit university in Los Angeles, and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in 2016

Mandela Van Peebles: Net Worth

Mandela Van Peebles has an estimated net worth of $10 million. His profession as an actor is the primary source of his earnings and the most prominent contributor to his massive net worth. 

Apart from acting, he is also a rapper and producer, which adds a decent amount of bucks to his earnings.

Photo of Mandela Van Peebles wearing black jacket over a white T-shirt
Photo of Mandela Van Peebles wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Image Source:

We The Party actor Mandela is from a wealthy family, so without a doubt, he lives a lavish lifestyle. He owns several luxurious cars of different brands like Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Porsche, and many more, but he never prefers to show off in public and on social media. 

Family: Born In a Show Business Family

Mandela was born in a creative, renowned, and prominent show business family, The Peebles Family. The Peebles caught the limelight after the success of the legendary patriarch, Melvin Van Peebles.

Father: Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles is an American film director, executive producer, and actor known for directing the 2021's film Salt-N-Pepa and playing the role of Samuel Woods in the TV series All My Children. He owns a movie production company MVP Filmz and is currently the company's CEO. 

Mandela Van Peebles and his father Mario Van Peebles
Mandela Van Peebles and his father Mario Van Peebles (Image Source: Facebook @Mandela Van Peebles)

Moreover, Mario was born on January 15, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico. He was also listed in People Magazine's The 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.

Mother: Lisa Vitello

Lisa Vitello is an American actress and model best known for Gang in Blue, Los Locos, and Highlander: The Final Dimension. She was born in the United Kingdom and is originally from London, England. 

Mandela Van Peebles's father Mario Van Peebles and mother, Lisa Vitello
Mandela Van Peebles's father Mario Van Peebles and mother, Lisa Vitello (Image Source:

Lisa hasn't revealed information about herself to the public. She came into the limelight after marrying Mario Van Peebles. Later, they filed for a divorce and separated. The reason for their divorce is also unknown. 

Siblings: Brother of Four

Mario Van shares two children with Lisa Vitello and three with his current wife, Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles. So, Mandela has one biological sibling, Makaylo Van Peebles, and three half-siblings, Marley, Maya, and Morgana Van Peebles.

All the siblings are trying their hands in the TV film industry to get a successful career like their previous generation. 

Childhood photo of Mandela Van Peebles with father Mario Van Peebles and mother Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles and siblings Makaylo, Marley, Maya and Morgan Van Peebles
Childhood photo of Mandela Van Peebles with father Mario Van Peebles and mother Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles and siblings Makaylo, Marley, Maya, and Morgan Van Peebles (Image Source:

After the divorce of Lisa and Mario, Mario won temporary custody and officially got the offer to take care of Makaylo and Mandela. Chitra Sukhu raised and took care of all five children. 

Mandela's Career & Professional Life

Being a star kid, it will be comparatively easy to get into the line entertainment industry. Mandela started his career in 1999 with a short role in the film Judgement Day (1999) at the age of five. Four years after the release of Judgement Day, he got the chance to play in Baadasssss! directed by his father. 

In 2012, Mario being the director, offered Mandela to play the leading role of Hendrix in We The Party, which was distributed by XLrator MediaFortunately, the film became a hit. The boost at the start of his career leads Mandela to land other offers from several movies & series like American Warships (2012), Roots (2016), Jigsaw (2017), Limbo (2019),  and Mayor in Kingstown (2021). 

Appearance & Body Measurement

Mandela stands at 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) in height and weighs around 75 kg (165 lbs). He has black curly hair like Baron Bellamy and prefers to keep it short.

Glamorous look of Mandela Van Peebles (Image Source:

Mandela's smile with dimples on his cheeks makes him look more cute and attractive.

Mandela Van: IMDb Profile

Mandela Van Peebles has an impressive IMDb profile with sixteen credits as an actor and four self credits for appearing in reality and chat shows like Made in HollywoodMario's Green House, and Up Close with Carrie Keagan.

Mandela also has one credit as a producer like Jill Vertes for being an executive producer of the 2018's R-rated movie Armed

Presence on Social Platforms

2016's mini-series Roots star Mandela used to be pretty active and influential on social media platforms. However, at this moment, he is entirely inactive on the internet. 

Mandela joined Twitter in 2010 and has over five thousand followers on his handle @mandelavpeebles. His Instagram handle @mandelavanpeebles has over fourteen thousand followers and also has the blue tick. But his account is private, so you won't be able to see his posts unless he follows you back. 


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