The circumstances in which he was born did not stop him from growing up to make a name for himself and stamp his footprints in the sands of time, as is the case today. His name is Malcolm Jamal Warner, an actor, director, producer, and musician who discovered his talent at a young age and made the transition from poverty to fame.
His meeting with Bill Cosby, who gave him the opportunity to star in his series The Cosby Show, was the beginning of his success, and after his appearance in the show, which was a hit, he continued to make waves in the industry. Read on to learn more about the actor.
Malcolm Jamal Warner Bio, Age
New Jersey-born actor Malcolm Jamal Warner was born on August 18, 1970, the son of Robert Warner Jr. and Pamela Warner. His mother, who is also his manager, raised him single-handedly as a divorced man. Warner is not only an actor, he is also a producer, director, and singer. He was named after two great legends – human rights activist Malcolm X and legendary jazz pianist Ahmed Jamal – so it is hardly surprising that the actor became what he is today.
His interest in the entertainment industry was discovered at the age of nine, which was the reason he enrolled in acting schools to help shape his future career. As a child actor, he attended the Professional Children School in New York, which he graduated from in 1988 while still pursuing his career.
The Cosby Show, a television sitcom series broadcast on NBC from 1984 to 1992 in which he played the character of Theo Huxtable, brought Malcolm into the limelight. The producers of the series were looking nationwide for the person to play the respective role, but could not find a suitable actor, and then out of the blue, little Malcolm appeared on the last day of the audition and was not chosen by anyone other than Cosby himself.
Malcolm Jamal Warner’s performance in this wonderful sitcom was outstanding because it not only opened doors to greater opportunities for the young lad, but also won him several awards, such as Best Young Supporting Actor in a TV Comedy Series (1985), Best Young Supporting Actor in a TV Series (1990), and so many others. He was also nominated for so many other awards.
Malcolm remained active in the industry, having appeared in other successful television series and films such as Jeremiah (2002-2004), Malcolm and Eddie (1996-2000), Reed Between the Lines (2011), Drop Zone (1994), Restaurant (1998), Fool’s Gold (2008), and so many others in which he continued to prove his skills. His debut EP The Miles Long Mixtape was released in 2003, and in 2007 his CD Love & Other Social Issues was also released. He plays bass guitar and is also active as a poet.
Is He Married or Gay? Wife, Girlfriend
Malcolm Jamal Warner was never married and definitely has no history of divorce, although there were rumors that he was gay. This has not been proven anyway. On the contrary, Warner also had his own share of romances with women, especially those in the business. He went out with the actress Michelle Thomas, who appeared on the Cosby show as his girlfriend. They dated until she died in his arms – of cancer – in 1998. He is still a good friend of the Thomas family today.
He moved away from Michelle with actress Karen Malina White, and their relationship culminated in an engagement. This had gone so far because the relationship, which had lasted for over seven years, did not come to the altar until the duo’s paths parted in December 2006. In 2010 he then began a relationship with the award-winning American actress Regina King, which lasted two and a half years before they parted in 2013.
The news filtered out that Malcolm Jamal Warner is a father. Although the news came as a surprise, it seems that this was not the case for the Thomas family (family of his late girlfriend Michelle), because it was Phynjuar Thomas, the mother of Michelle Thomas, who tweeted Warner a congratulatory message while revealing the sex of the said baby as a girl.
We still don’t know who the mother of his child is, since he managed to keep this part of his life really very personal, but people think that she is his lawyer girlfriend, whose name is unknown since they have been together for a while. Since then he has put many videos of himself and his baby online.
Other Facts About Malcolm Jamal Warner
Malcolm is of black descent and American nationality. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and his star sign is Leo.
Malcolm Jamal Warner actor has an estimated net worth of $10 million, which shows that he is doing really well in this business.
It was rumored that he was married to Tracee Ellis Ross, who he later divorced. However, there is no truth in the rumor that broke out after the two of them met with great chemistry in the television series Read Between the Lines.