Quick Facts of
- First NameMegan Van Peebles
Megan Van Pebbles is a late American actress came from a family of acting background; she is the daughter of American filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles & sister of director Mario Van Peebles.
She died at the age of 47 in 2006, & made notable appearances in Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971), South Bronx Heroes (1985) and Baadasssss! (2003).
Acting Journey: How Much Was Megan’s Net Worth?
At the time of her death in 2006, Megan allegedly had a net worth of $100,000; she collected such sum through her acting career mainly.
Moreover, thanks to the late actress’ firm background in the film industry which earned her on-screen debut in Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971) at the age of 13.
In 1985, Pebbles appeared in the action-drama film South Bronx Heroes, starring Dan Lauria, Christopher Michael, and Patrick Norman.
Megan Van Peebles starred as self in the 2003 biopic Baadasssss! starring Mario Van Pebbles, Nia Long, Terry Crews, and David Alan Grier.
The film directed by her brother Mario; it was about the struggle of their father Melvin Van Peebles in the industry; it notably showcases Melvin’s attempt to film & distribute the 1971 film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.
Father & Brother Are Both Millionaires
Turned professional since 1955, Megan’s father Melvin is a filmmaker, playwright & composer. He earned wide acclaim after directing the blaxploitation action thriller Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971).
As of June 2020, 87-year-old Melvin has a net worth of $3 million.
Also, Megan Van Pebbles’ brother Mario followed the footsteps of their father; the 63-year-old is a film director & actor. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mario Van Pebbles owns a fortune of $12 million in 2020.
His famous works include:
|New Jack City (1991)||Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, and Chris Rock||Director & Actor|
|Baadasssss! (2003)||David Alan Grier, Nia Long, and Terry Crews||Director & Actor|
|USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)||Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, and Thomas Jane||Director|
Was Divorced & Mother Of 2 Children
Megan Van Pebbles, the late American actress was once married; she lived with her husband Ron Van but later divorced. Regarding the details on their courtship & wedding/divorce date, she always remained low-key.
Together with then-husband Ron, she was mother to 2 children; both sons: Ronald, Jr. and Roman Van.
Died At 47: What Was The Reason?
Megan Van Peebles died on March 13, 2006, in her home in San Mateo, California, the USA, at the age of 47. However, the reason for her death was not revealed.
Following 10 days, on March 23, Van Pebbles’ friends & families gathered for a memorial at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Francisco.
She is survived by her 2 sons & ex-husband.
Family Background Details
Megan Van Pebbles was born on June 1, 1958, in San Francisco, California, the USA, to Melvin Van Pebbles, a filmmaker; and Maria Marx, a German actress & photographer.
Her father Melvin is an Ohio Wesleyan University graduate, who joined the US Air Force in 1954 (throughout 3 & a half years).
In the late 1950s, Megan’s parents lived in Mexico & welcomed son Mario before moving back to the United States. Also, she has another brother named Max Van Peebles, an actor.
Her brother Mario Van Pebbles graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Columbia University in 1978.