Information You May Need To Know About Dave Chappelle
|Net Worth||$50 million|
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Dave Chappelle Biography
Dave Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Chappelle is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards as well as a Mark Twain Prize. He is known for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s Show (2003–2006).
The series, co-written with Neal Brennan, ran until Chappelle quit the show in the middle of production of the third season. After leaving the show, Chappelle returned to performing stand-up comedy across the U.S. By 2006, Chappelle was called the “comic genius of America” by Esquire and, in 2013, “the best” by a Billboard writer. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him No. 9 in their “50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time.”
Chappelle has appeared in several films, including Mel Brooks’s Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), The Nutty Professor (1996), Con Air (1997), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Blue Streak (1999), Undercover Brother (2002), Chi-Raq (2015), and A Star Is Born (2018). His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan. Chappelle also starred in the ABC comedy series Buddies (1996).
In 2016, he signed a $20 million-per-release comedy-special deal with Netflix, and, as of 2019, he has released five standup specials under the deal.
Chappelle received his first Emmy Award in 2017 for his guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. In 2018, he received a Grammy Award for his Netflix-produced comedy album The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas. Equanimity, another Netflix special, was nominated in 2018 for three Emmys and received the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).
In 2019, Chappelle was selected to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which is presented by the Kennedy Center as America’s highest comedy honor. In 2020, Sticks & Stones earned Chappelle his third consecutive Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Dave Chappelle Age
He was born on August 24, 173, in Washington, D.C. He is 47 years old.
Dave Chappelle Family
Dave’s father, William David Chappelle III, worked as a statistician before becoming a professor at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. His mother, Yvonne K. Chappelle Seon (née Reed), was a professor at Prince George’s Community College.
Seon also worked for Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba; she is also a Unitarian Universalist minister. Chappelle has a stepmother and a stepbrother. His great-grandfather, Bishop William D. Chappelle, born enslaved in 1857, served as president of Allen University.
Chappelle was born on August 24, 1973, in Washington D.C. and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended Woodlin Elementary School. His parents were politically active, and family house visitors included Pete Seeger and Johnny Hartman.
Hartman predicted Chappelle would be a comedian and, around this time, Chappelle’s comic inspiration came from Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. After his parents separated, Chappelle stayed in Washington with his mother while spending summers with his father in Ohio. In high school, he worked as an usher in Ford’s Theater, the infamous location of Lincoln’s assassination. In 1991, he graduated from Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he studied theatre arts.
Dave Chappelle Wife
Chappelle married Elaine Mendoza Erfe in 2001.
Dave Chappelle Children
Dave and Elaine live with their two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and their daughter, Sanaa, on a 65-acre (26 ha) farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Dave Chappelle House
He owned several houses in Xenia, Ohio. Chappelle told Yellow Springs residents in September 2006, “Turns out you don’t need $50 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you. You guys are the best neighbors ever. That’s why I came back and that’s why I’m staying.”
Dave Chappelle Religion
Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998. He told Time in May 2005, “I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.” Chappelle appears in a video explaining the religious backstory of the Well of Zamzam in Mecca.
Dave Chappelle Films
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
The Nutty Professor
The Real Blonde
Bowl of Pork
You’ve Got Mail
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
A Star Is Born
Dave Chappelle Television
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child
The Larry Sanders Show
HBO Comedy Half-Hour
Wanda at Large
Saturday Night Live
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
22nd Mark Twain Prize for American Humor