Dave Chappelle Biography - Wife, Show, Kids, Age, Net Worth

Dave Chappelle Biography - Wife, Show, Kids, Age, Net Worth

Dave Chappelle Biography

David Khari Webber Chappelle, aka Dave Chappelle, born on Aug 24, 1973, in Washington, DC, is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and film producer.

Birth Name

David Khari Webber Chappelle

Date of Birth

August 24, 1973

Place of Birth

Washington, D.C., U.S

Age

47 Years

Medium

Stand-up

television

film

Years Active

1992-present

Net Worth

$50 million

Genres

Observational comedy

surreal humor

sketch comedy

black comedy

insult comedy

satire

Subjects

American politics

African-American culture

pop culture

racism

race relations

recreational drug use

current events

human sexuality

Supose/Wife

Elaine Erfe ‚Äč(m. 2001)

Children

Sulayman Chappelle

Ibrahim Chappelle

Sonal Chappelle

Relative(s)

William D. Chappelle (great-grandfather)

Robert John Palmer (great-great-grandfather)

W. D. Chappelle Jr. (great-uncle)

Right from the start, it shows a comic streak inspired by Richard Pryor. At 14 he went to Harlem where he studied acting. After his parents separate, he stays in Washington, where he graduated in Theater Arts in 1991.

Chappelle is a famous artist of American television, notably with his sketch show Chappelle's Show, broadcast on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2006. Heir to black humour close to Richard Pryor (cult actor of the Harlem Nights), he is known for its engaged, scathing and sometimes aggressive stage tone.

Youth and Training

Dave Chappelle born on Aug 24, 1973in Washington, DC is the son of William and Yvonne Chappelle, both are university professors. He grew up in Silver Spring in Maryland. As a child, with his father who is a professor at Antioch Midwest University, he spent summers in Yellow Springs, stays that marked him for their rural serenity, so much so that in 2005, he bought a farm there to relax from his tours.

Dave Chappelle Career

Dave moves to New York City to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian, and since the age of 19 he has made himself known within the New York scene. In these same years, he participated in numerous films as an actor, also appearing in Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993. Three years later, in 1996, Dave Chappelle played the character, Reggie Warrington, in the film "The Nutty Professor".

In 1997 he was an inmate in the movie Con Air, starring Nicolas Cage. In 1998 he signed the screenplay and starred in the film Half Baked, which became a cult of the genre of "stoner" films, i.e. movies that revolve around the use of Marijuana.

Throughout the 1990s his reputation as a stand-up comedian continued to grow, and in 2000 he released his first hour-long show for HBO, called Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly. In 2003, Chappelle's Show debuted on Comedy Central, a TV series created by Chappelle and made up of comic sketches written and performed by him and his trusted collaborator, Neal Brennan.

The show has a huge success in the United States but is interrupted during the third season due to personal problems of the same Dave. He decides to leave suddenly for South Africa, giving up a 50 million dollar contract.

From 2006 to 2012 Chappelle continues to appear in US clubs with his stand-up comedy pieces occasionally and sporadically on television, while still keeping out of the spotlight. From August 2013 he returns to perform on national tours as a comedian, regaining the fame of one of the best American comedians. In 2016 he signed a contract with Netflix for the release of several shows.

The company releases five of its specials, and Chappelle will receive three Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album in a row, in 2018, 2019 and 2020. On October 27, 2019, Dave Chappelle received the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington which was attended by numerous stars.

Dave Chappelle Private Life

Dave Chappelle Wife & Kids

In 2001, Dave Chappelle married Elaine Mendoza Erfe (Elaine Chappelle), an American of Filipino origin; the couple had three children two sons Sulayman Chappelle and Ibrahim Chappelle and a daughter Sonal Chappelle.

Hobbies

He is a fan of skateboarding, which he often practices when he is free from commitments.

Religion

Dave Chappelle declared "I do not usually speak publicly about my religion". Later, in another interview, he will claim to have converted to Islam in 1998, claiming he wanted to follow a straight path thanks to the Islamic religion, and his wife Elaine remains Catholic.

Awards and nominations

  1. 2017: Winner of the Emmy Award, category "Best guest actor in a comedy series", for his participation in the show Saturday Night Live
  2. 2017: Grammy Award winner, "Best Comedy" category for his album The Age of Spin & Deep in The Heart of Texas
  3. 2018: Winner of the Emmy Award, category "Exceptional variety show", for his show Equanimity.
  4. 2018: Grammy Award winner, "Best Comedy" category for his album Equanimity & The Bird Revelation.
  5. 2019: Winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for his career as a television comedian.

Dave Chappelle Movies

As an Actor

Year

Title

Role

1993

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

 

1993

Undercover Blues

Ozzie

1994

Getting In

Ron

1996

Buddies

Dave Carlisle

1996

The Nutty Professor

Reggie Warrington

1996

Joe's Apartment

Cockroach (voice)

1997

Damn Whitey

Dave

1997

Bowl of Pork

Black Forrest Gump

1997

Con Air

Joe 'Pinball' Parker

1997

The Real Blonde

Zee

1998

Half Baked

Thurgood Jenkins / Sir Smoke-a-Lot

1998

Woo

Lenny

1998

You've Got Mail

Kevin Jackson

1999

200 Cigarettes

Disco Cabbie

1999

Blue Streak

Tulley

2000

Screwed

 Rusty P. Hayes

2002

Undercover Brother

Conspiracy Brother

2015

Chi-Raq

Morris

2018

A Star is Born

Noodles

As a Screenwriter

Year

Title

1997

The Dave Chappelle Project

1997

Damn Whitey

1998

Half Baked

2000

Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

2004

Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

2005

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

As a Producer

Year

Title

1997

The Dave Chappelle Project

1998

Half Baked

2000

Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

2003

Chappelle's Show

2004

Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

2005

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

2018

Equanimity

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