Vanessa from 'The Bernie Mac Show' Is All Grown up and Looks Gorgeous
Camille Winbush, the actress who gave life to little Vanessa "Nessa" Thompkins on “The Bernie Mac Show,” is now a grown-up, beautiful woman. She recently celebrated her 29th birthday and is still working on her acting career.
She’s better known as the rebellious Vanessa Thompkins, the eldest child of Bernie Mac’s sister, whom he had to take care of on the successful ‘90s sitcom that is still relevant these days, but Camille Winbush has changed a lot through the years.
In one of her most recent posts, made on Women’s Day, Camille rocked a yellow crewneck sweater with a powerful message that read: “Respect. Protect. Love The Black Women.” She looked gorgeous with her loose strands framing her face, and little to no makeup.
“Respect. Protect. Love. #internationalwomensday,” Winbush captioned the post.
Fans took over Camille’s comment section to gush about her beauty and message. One user wrote: “Ms. Camille, you are super photogenic and a lady. Keep those dreams going!”
“I love you!!! You are an icon in the making. There are so many wonderful things in store for you, I can’t wait to watch you soar this year #itgirl” another added.
And a third one chimed in to say,
“Your still so cute, beautiful young lady..... And yes Respect. Love. Protect.”
Winbush, who celebrated her 29th birthday last month, has been in the entertainment industry since she was 4.
She joined “The Bernie Mac Show” at 11, and by the time the final season aired, she was in the prime of her teenage years. Afterward, Camille kept working on TV, making special appearances on series like “Criminal Minds,” “NYPD Blue,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
She also developed abilities in voice acting, singing in musicals for TV and more.
Camille is still in contact with her co-stars from the sitcom that made her famous, and in a recent interview with Angelique Bates for the radio show “The Evening Count Down,” Winbush revealed they have been discussing the possibility of making a spin-off of the show.
“We have actually talked about it, and we are slowly but surely in the process of figuring out how we could come back because we don’t want to taint the legacy of the show that Bernie built. So, we are trying to figure out a tasteful and revamp fun way of possibly spinning off the show. so, we’re working on it.”
Meanwhile, Camille is working on a TV series titled “FraXtur,” where she’ll play a character named Maria.