For five years, Dee Dee Davis charmed the hearts of many with her portrayal of Bryana “Baby Girl” Thomkins on the hit comedy series, “The Bernie Mac Show.” Now, Davis is taking more time for herself and her son.
“Bernie Mac” fans may find it hard to imagine Davis as anything other than the cute, can-do-no-wrong, favorite niece of the titular actor who passed away in 2008, but the five-year-old that Mac adored back then is now a mother herself.
Davis and her ex-boyfriend, a musical artist named Smokey Lee Jackson, reportedly started dating around December 2014 and it didn’t take too long for the couple to start living together at their Country Club Hills, Illinois home.
After the award-winning show, Davis took a break from acting to focus.
The former child star is active on Instagram and Twitter, where she keeps fans updated on current happenings in her life. It was also on social media that Davis announced the birth of their son on June 4, 2017. She later shared photos of the newborn to Twitter, revealing his name.
“Logan Anthony lee Jackson. My baby boy.”
Since then, Davis’ feed has been filled with images and videos of the adorable little man. “My boys,” she gushed, alongside an August 2017 snap of Smokey cuddling their son.
A more recent picture of Logan shows the cute tot in a green bomber jacket on the front porch of a house, and another shows him making his way down the stairs.
Despite being away from the Hollywood scene for quite a while, Davis met up with the rest of the “Bernie Mac” cast last June for their first reunion in 10 years.
Sharing a group pic with Camille Winbush (who played Vanessa "Nessa" Thompkins), Kellita Smith (who played Wanda "Baby" McCullough), and Jeremy Suarez (Jordan Thomkins), Davis reminisced on their relationship:
“Wow it’s been 10 years since we’ve been together like this. I just wanna say yesterday was a blessing and I’m thankful that we’re all able to reconnect like nothing’s changed. Love you guys.”
“The Bernie Mac Show” wrapped up in 2006, and on August 9, 2008, prolific comedian/actor Bernie Mac sadly passed away from complications of pneumonia.
After the award-winning show, Davis took a break from acting to focus on school but had a few guest-starring roles in other series like “ER” and “Strong Medicine.”
Davis was five years old when she began starring in “The Bernie Mac Show,” and for her portrayal of Bryana Thomkins, she won a Young Artist Award in 2004.