Some people were simply born to appear on TV and Camille Winbush is one of those people. Described by many as a ‘natural-born actress’, Camille started acting when she was just about four years old, startling audiences with her incredible talent. Over the years, she has grown into a renowned movie star who is widely admired for her versatility as an actress and her stunning beauty as a person. A multi-talented lady, Camille is also a recording artist.
As an actress, Camille Winbush is now best known for her portrayal of Vanessa Thomkins on The Bernie Mac Show, a popular American sitcom which made waves around the US and beyond. She is also known for her work on Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a crime film in which she played the role of Pearline.
Who is Camille Winbush and How Old is She?
Camille Winbush was born the 9th day of February 1990. The actress was born in Culver City, a city in Los Angeles County, California, the USA where she was also raised by her parents. It is noteworthy that even though she is now more simply called Camille Winbush, her full birth-name is actually Camille Simoine Winbush.
Details of where she had her elementary or high school education have remained vague over the years. We do know that she was very industrious as a young girl. According to reports, while she was still a teenager, she owned her own ice cream parlor which she called Baked Ice in Pasadena, California for 3 years.
Camille Winbush was just about four years old in 1994 when she kick-started her acting career after she was cast in Viper, an action-adventure TV series in which she starred as Lucy Wilkes across three episodes.
The very next year in 1995 when she was just 5 years old, Camille began to make a mark in the movie industry after she starred as Emma Aimes on Minor Adjustments, a TV sitcom. Her work on the sitcom was so good that she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress Under 10: Television at the Young Artist Awards. The same year, she starred in Dangerous Minds, a drama movie, and Brotherly Love, another sitcom.
In 1996, Camille scored the role of Lynn Hamilton in 7th Heaven, a drama series and played the role across 6 episodes from 1996 to 1999. In 1997, she was cast as Lil Hot Foot in Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, a sitcom. She then scored a big role in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a crime movie in which she played Pearline. Her work in the movie earned her critical acclaim.
Camille Winbush got her very big break in 2001 when she scored the role of Vanessa “Nessa” Thomkins on The Bernie Mac Show, a popular TV sitcom. She played this role across 104 episodes from 2001 to 2006, winning a lot of admiration from all corners. Her work on the show earned her a lot of award nominations and she later won three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress.
Since landing her role on The Bernie Mac Show, Camille has gone on to star in other movies and series including Grey’s Anatomy in 2007, The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013), The Choir in 2015, Everything But a Man in 2017, Bachelor Lions in 2018, and Muna in 2019 among others.
Meet Her Parents
The actress was born to a father identified as Anthony Winbush and a mother called Alice Winbush. Camille is very fond of her parents and often shares their photos online. She grew up with a brother called Troy Winbush. Just like his sister, Troy is also an actor who has starred in a handful of TV series.
Where Is Camille Winbush Now?
Camille Winbush presently lives in the USA where she continues her work on TV as an actress. She is also a recording artist who is regarded as a great singer by many people. She sang on the soundtrack of the Disney musical production of Geppetto. She has also recorded songs such as One Small Voice and The Night Before Christmas Song.
Apparently, the actress and singer has been able to make some money off her work over the years. According to reports, she is now worth about $4.5 million.