star quietly wed his childhood sweetheart, Sheletta Chapital, six months ago, PEOPLE has confirmed.Mackie, 36, and Chapital tied the knot in December during a small ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, reports Page Six, which first broke the news. They went on a honeymoon soon after.” The actor and his longtime girlfriend first met in grade school. I was coming from a very bad school and going to a very good school. Seuss Day, and we had the little hot plate out and the teacher was making green eggs and ham.” “So I walk in and I looked and I see this little girl with these ratty pigtails and skinny legs, and I was like, ‘Wow!In 2006, Mackie starred in Half Nelson alongside Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps as well as We Are Marshall.

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He was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his role in Brother to Brother.

His second nomination was for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in The Hurt Locker.

His first starring role in a feature film was in the 2003 independent film Brother to Brother, where he played Perry, a young African-American artist who struggles to adjust to the world as a black homosexual.

He appeared in the 2002 film 8 Mile, as Papa Doc, Eminem's nemesis.

Mackie would later go on to star as a man who struggles to adjust to the world he's created after becoming a corporate whistleblower and later starting a business impregnating lesbians for a fee in Spike Lee's 2004 film She Hate Me.

Mackie appeared in 2004 Academy Award winner, Million Dollar Baby, and five years later appeared in another Academy Award winning film, The Hurt Locker (2009).

When Queen Latifah asked about Mackie's love life he said that there is no "Mrs.

Falcon" (in reference to his character in the upcoming film, Sam Falcon) but that he does have a "falconette" in his life and they've been dating "off and on" for quite some time.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, and Jitney – all part of "August Wilson's 20th Century", a month-long presentation of ten staged readings of Wilson's "Century Cycle".