Fast Facts

  • Before deciding to pursue acting, Mackie studied to become an oil-refinery engineer at a New Orleans trade school.
  • While studying at Juilliard, Mackie and his classmates frequently went into the subway on weekends to perform short scenes, poems and songs.
  • Shared an Obie Award for Best Ensemble Performance with the cast of Talk in 2002.
  • Made his big-screen debut as one of Eminem's rap rivals in the 2002 hip-hop drama 8 Mile.
  • Broadway debut came in 2003, when he starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg in a revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
  • Was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance for Brother to Brother (2004) and Best Supporting Male for The Hurt Locker (2009).
  • Opened a bar in Brooklyn called NoBar in 2011.

Awards

  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Linda Nellie — Sister
  • Louis Gordon — Uncle
  • Frances Gordon — Aunt
  • Tomella McPherson — Aunt
  • Willie Mackie — Father
  • Wilma Gordon — Aunt
  • Martha G. Mackie — Mother
  • Mosella Franklin — Aunt
  • Willie Mackie Jr. — Brother
  • Attris Gordon — Uncle
  • Florzell Williams — Aunt
  • Sheletta Chapital — Significant Other
  • Elvin Williams — Uncle
  • Otalee Johnson — Aunt
  • Phillip Gordon — Uncle
  • Calvin Mackie — Brother
  • Maryane Holland — Sister
  • Joe Matthew — Uncle

College

  • The Juilliard School, New York, NY (2001)

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Details

  • Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
  • Birthday: September 23, 1979, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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