Tuanchai Mackenzie is a real estate agent, but she is most known as the ex-wife of American comedian and actor Flip Wilson. Her ex-husband was known for his various roles in television, including The Flip Wilson Show. Tuanchai, also named Cookie Mackenzie, was born in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 6, 1949.
Tuanchai has not revealed much about her biological parents, and little is known about them. She was later adopted by a man named William J. Davis, and she had a close relationship with him. Her adoptive father died in 2017.
Tuanchai Mackenzie met Flip Wilson in the 1970s, and they wed in 1979. Their love life was great; however, things between them started becoming rocky, and they divorced in 1984. After divorcing Flip, Tuanchai married Roderick Mackenzie, a war veteran, and they were together until he died in 2011. Tuanchai and Roderick had one daughter Daun Mackenzie born in 1988.
Tuanchai Mackenzie loved her first husband, Flip Wilson, and remained friends despite separating. In 2014, 35 years after she married Wilson, Tuanchai posted on her Facebook how much she loved him, and she was happy they reconnected before he died.
Education and Career
Tuanchai Mackenzie studied at Colorado State University and graduated with a degree in social sciences. After college, Mackenzie ventured into real estate and has worked in the industry for over 30 years. As a real estate agent, Tuanchai is based in California, and she owned Linstow Partners Corp in the 1990s, but it is unclear if the company is still under her name.
When Flip Wilson, he often bounced from one foster home to another, and at 16, he joined the US Air Force. While in the military camps, he made jokes and often moved to other bases to cheer up military men. After Tuanchai’s ex-husband was discharged from the military, he started working at a hotel in San Francisco. Flip also performed in nightclubs and later started performing on several events because of his fame.
In the 1960s, Flip Wilson performed at the Apollo Theater. He was also a regular guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Ed Sullivan Show. Besides, Tuanchai Mackenzie’s ex-husband appeared as a guest in several variety shows, including The Dean Martin Show and Here’s Lucy.
Tuanchai’s ex-husband hosted The Flip Wilson Show for four years. In the 1980s and 1990s, Flip kept appearing on television shows and films until he died in 1998.
Death of Tuanchai’s Ex-husband
Flip Wilson fought liver cancer for a while before succumbing to the same disease on November 25, 1998. He was 64 at the time of his death; his body was cremated, and ashes were scattered in Malibu Beach, Malibu, California
Net Worth and Social Media
Tuanchai Mackenzie has amassed much wealth as a real estate agent since she has been in the industry for over three decades. However, she has not made public her net worth. Regarding social media presence, Tuanchai Mackenzie is active on Twitter and Facebook.