'The Cosby Show' Actor Malcom-Jamal Warner Is Now 48 & Dad to an Adorable Daughter
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, famous for portraying the role of Theo Huxtable in the ‘80s sitcom “The Cosby Show,” is now the married, the father of a 2-year-old girl, and a versatile actor currently giving life to a surgeon on the small screen.
Warner was 14 when “The Cosby Show” started, and 22 when it ended. Afterward, he went on to start on several more series like “Here and Now,” “Malcolm & Eddie,” “Jeremiah,” Listen Up!” and “Reed Between the Lines.”
However, he’s mostly recognized by the younger generations for the series “Major Crimes,” “American Horror Story,” “Suits” and his current project, “The Resident,” where he gives life to Dr. AJ Austin, a cocky and arrogant heart surgeon that Warner describes as “the guy I don’t allow myself to be in real life.”
PARENTHOOD TAKES OVER
For some time, Malcolm had his hand in several pots at the same time, working on many series and other projects and not allowing himself to slow down.
But that changed in 2017 when he welcomed his first child with his wife, a woman that remains unidentified because Warner wants to keep his personal life away from the media.
“Right now, my two main things are parenthood and The Resident,” he said in an interview with The Undefeated. “But I always have different projects in development, and that’s because of my mother, who was a very big influence on me.”
Warner also wants to be a good influence in his daughter’s life, which is why he’s keeping her face off-social media, only sharing photos and videos of the toddler that show her back or her side profile without revealing too much.
SHARING TIDBITS OF HIS GIRL
The little girl, whose name also remains a mystery, has Warner wrapped in her finger, as he revealed in an Instagram post that showed how she stole his chair on the set of “The Resident.”
“Anything that is mine quickly becomes hers. My food. My heart. My choice of music in the car. And, yes, even my chair at work,” he captioned the adorable pic. “My dad says the car keys are next, but those are pretty much hers too. She loves pressing the red panic button to make the horn go off. Yep, #imawrap #wrappedaroundherfinger.”
Warner delighted fans last year with a fun clip dancing alongside his daughter in his underwear. The daddy-daughter moment, he explained, was a spontaneous reaction to his daughter wanting to play with him.
“I was intent on cleaning up the kitchen from a messy lunch, but my daughter wouldn't let me. She wanted to be held in a low key whiney 14-month-old way,” he said.
“For a brief moment, I felt myself getting low key frustrated. But then I stopped what I was doing bc she didn't care about a messy kitchen. All she wanted was for her daddy to hold her. Something that simple makes my daughter happy. Something THAT simple.”
Although some fans and trolls criticized Warner for dancing in his underwear, others praised his message and congratulated him on his excellent parenting skills.
Malcolm told Wendy Williams last year that, although it sounds cliché, he’s currently “living his best life” as a father, husband, and a successful actor that keeps earning fans for his role on “The Resident.”