Camille Winbush is a popular TV actress, who is known for appearing in “The Bernie Mac Show”, and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”. She is also an experienced singer, and a former gymnast. Let’s find out more about her personal life, net worth, family, etc.
Early life and family
Camille Simoine Winbush was born on 9 February 1990, Culver City, Los Angeles, California USA, so under the sign of Aquarius and holding American nationality. Her mother’s name is Alice Winbush and her father is Anthony Winbush; Camille often shares their photos on her Instagram account, with words of appreciation for all the love and support they’ve given her.
Camille has a brother Troy Winbush, who is also a popular actor; his list of series and movies he’s appeared in is way too impressive: more than 80 projects, while his most recognizable works are such series as “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” (2003 – present), “The Big Bang Theory” (2007 – 2019) and “Better Call Saul” (2015 – present). Since her childhood Camille has been interested in many activities her parents could afford; thus she did a lot of singing, played piano from a young age, and was even an accomplished gymnast – at the age of 10 Camilla starting participating in gymnastics competitions, even winning some of them.
The name of the school Camille attended is unknown, though she once shared she had hard times when in high school. She said she remembered herself on summer courses, and felt very lonely as she didn’t know anybody there and no one even tried to say ‘Hello’ or introduce themselves. It was a tough lesson for her, but she learnt how to step out of her comfort zone, and be the first one to introduce herself. She encourages everybody suffering from lack of attention from other people to be brave and change their life by making the first move in communication with the people around. Camille also supports the organization called “My Life, My Power”, which stands against bullying.
Camilla grew up seeing her brother having big success in the entertainment industry. Troy appeared on TV screens when he was a baby, so no one in the Winbush family was surprised when Camille got her first role at the age of four in 1994, cast in the TV series “Viper” as Lucy Wilkes, a young daughter of Mara and Julian Wilkes – Camille can be seen in three episodes of the series. In the following year Camille had the major role of Emma Aimes in the comedy series “Minor Adjustments” (1995-1996), playing the daughter of Ron and Rachel Aimes in all 20 episodes of the sitcom.
Later she had more roles in such series as “ER” (1994 – 2009), “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” (1995 – 2000) and “7th Heaven” (1996 – 2007). She was also in the cast of such TV films as “Dangerous Minds” (1995), “Eraser” (1996) and “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai” (1999).
A new twist in her career happened when Camille got the role of Camille Travis in “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005 – present), and that of Ally in “Criminal Minds” (2005 – present). She was welcomed with positive feedback from critics for her work in “The Bernie Mac Show” (2001-2006), in which she played Vanessa Thomkins.
It’s also worth saying that Camille has done several voice-over works, in such cartoons as “Dinosaur” (2000), “The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!” (2000) and “Children of Ether (2017).
Camille is a recording artist; she has been singing from her childhood, and along with singers Myra and Taylor Momsen, she recorded the single “One Small Voice” in 2002. She also participated in recording the soundtrack for Disney’s TV musical “Geppetto” (2000), a fantasy family film directed by Tom Moore.
Camilla has been nominated many times for her performances in various series. Her first nomination was in 1996 when Young Artist Awards listed her in the category “Best Performance by an Actress Under 10: Television” for her work in “Minor Adjustments”. In 2003 she was nominated by Prism Awards in the category “Performance in a Comedy Series” for her acting in “The Bernie Mac Show”, and by Image Awards in the same year for the same series in the category “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”, though she managed to win only in 2004.
She was also the winner in this category in 2005 and 2006, also being awarded with Young Artist Awards in 2006 as Leading Young Actress in the category “Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)”. BET Comedy Awards nominated her twice for her work in “The Bernie Mac Show”, in the category “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”.
Camille dated male model Nick Denbeigh from 2005 apparently for 12 years, and then broke up, not sharing the reasons for their split. After that she started a relationship with fashion and life blogger Daniel Nguyen – the couple attends various fashion events and shows, sharing their mutual photos on their Instagram accounts.
Camille was also rumored to be dating Darnell Appling, however, both Camille and Darnell wrote many times that they are just best friends without any romantic hint. Camille doesn’t have any kids of her own, though she shared on her Instagram she was planning to have them as soon as the right time comes for her and her partner. Meanwhile she spends quality time with her cousins and nephews, taking them to various trips to Disneyland and other places where kids are entertained.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Family is Camilla’s top priority, so she tries to spend as much time with her closest relatives as she can. She enjoys eating out in Italian restaurants, but her favorite food is French fries.
The Real Aunties of Palm Springs. Stay tuned… ? pic.twitter.com/kXa8HotAYb
— Camille Winbush (@camilleSwinbush) August 3, 2019
Social media presence
Camille is very active on Instagram and Twitter; she tries to post new photos or her thoughts on a daily basis. Thus, her Instagram account attract almost 130,000 subscribers, while her Twitter profile is read by over 15,000 people. Her boyfriend Daniel Nguyen is also very popular on Instagram – his account attract close to 60,000 subscribers.
Appearance, clothing style
Camilla has long naturally curly black hair and dark brown eyes. She is 5ft 2ins (1.60m) tall and weighs around 141lbs (64kgs); her vital statistics are not available. As to her clothing style, she always follows the latest fashion trends, likes to wear designers’ clothes and attends fashion shows.
Felt cute. Might delete later. Just kidding. No regrets ?
However, she also prefers casual yet smart looks when she spends her time with her family. Her favorite accessories are handbags.
Net worth and salary
According to authoritative sources, Camilla’s current net worth is estimated to be around $4.5 million, accumulated by working hard as an actress and singer from a very young age. She also has several commercial contracts with such companies and brands as Teami Blends and EDEN BodyWorks, as she shares sponsored posts on her Instagram account. Camilla is already signed to several future TV projects, so her net worth is only going to grow.