Dee Dee Davis rose to fame when she was just a little girl on the sitcom “The Bernie Mac Show.” There, she stole the hearts of fans with her cuteness and talent, but these days, Davis is a grown woman who has started a family of her own.
Bryana “Baby Girl” Thompkins used to be Bernie Mac’s character favorite niece on the 2001 Fox sitcom that followed the adventures of a man who takes in his sister’s three kids when she enters rehab.
Dee Dee Davis, the actress who brought Bryana to life, is now a 23-year-old mother of one.
“The Bernie Mac Show” came to an end in 2006 after five successful seasons, and after that, Davis decided to step out of the spotlight and focus on her studies. She attended Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois and Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
Davis met her fiancé Smokey Lee Jackson in her college days, and they have been in a committed relationship since 2014.
The couple welcomed their first son Logan in June 2017.
Just a few days ago, Dee Dee celebrated her little boy’s second birthday, and she shared the sweet moment the boy had with his cake in a series of Instagram pics.
In the shots, Logan is rocking a red t-shirt with Disney’s characters as he sits in front of a cake decorated with buttercream in different colors and some Sesame Street’s characters on top.
The succession of pics shows how Logan sticks his fingers on the cake, first carefully, and then grabbing the entire treat with his hands and making a mess with cream all over his face.
“Wishing the MOST happiest birthday to the most amazing, incredible, adorable boy I’ve ever met in my life. Happy birthday to my baby boy who changed my heart forever,” she captioned the hilarious post.
Although Dee Dee is no longer part of the entertainment industry, last year she and her former co-stars Camille Winbush, Kellita Smith and Jeremy Suarez, gave fans of “The Bernie Mac Show” a pleasant surprise when they reunited in Los Angeles after a decade passed from the last time they saw each other.
“Wow, it’s been 10 years since we’ve been together like this,” Davis captioned a pic alongside her co-stars. “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.”
Sadly, Bernie Mac passed away in August 2008 from complications of pneumonia.
Dee Dee was 12 at the time of Bernie’s passing, and although she never had the chance to talk about her feeling on his death publicly, the power of social media conceded her the opportunity to do so in 2017.
On the 9th anniversary of Bernie’s passing, Davis shared a throwback pic of her as a little kid alongside Mac and fellow actor Matt Damon.
“It's really difficult to talk about this but Rest in peace Uncle Bernie. It's been nine years since you left us, and just unbelievable sometimes that it's been this long since you've been gone,” Davis wrote in her caption and continued:
“I just wanted to say Thank you for everything you've done for me. Thank you for the lessons you taught me, thank you for seeing potential in me and choosing me to be a part of a beloved show. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be living the life I have... I'm forever appreciative of you. You'll always be my UNCLE BERNIE Forever in our hearts.”
Despite leading a normal life out of the spotlight, Dee Dee doesn’t seem to have regrets about her short-lived career on TV. Now, fans are eager to see if her son would want to follow her steps and maybe finish what Dee Dee started.