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Date Of BirthJune 7, 1961
FactIs a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Kym Whitley is an American actress and comedian. She was born on July 21, 1961, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to parents Ruth and Clarence Whitley. She has two older sisters, Kimberly and Karen. Whitley was educated at Shaker Heights High School and the University of Akron, where she studied communications.

Whitley’s acting career began with a role in the film “Lean on Me” (1989). She has since appeared in a number of films and television shows, including “The Cleveland Show” (2009-2013), “Young & Hungry” (2014-present) and “Angie Tribeca” (2016-present). She has also had guest roles on popular shows such as “Friends” (1994), “Seinfeld” (1997) and “The Parkers” (1999-2004).

Whitley’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. She has been married twice, first to Rodney Peete from 1999 to 2004, and then to actor Jeffrey Clayton from 2012 to present. She has no children.

General Info

Full NameKym Whitley
Date Of BirthJune 7, 1961
ProfessionComedian, Film producer, Voice Actor
EducationFisk University


ChildrenJoshua Kaleb Whitley
ParentsKaysonia Whitley, William Whitley


MoviesNext Friday, College Road Trip, Black Dynamite, Deliver Us from Eva, The Salon, The Perfect Man, Fun with Dick and Jane, I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly, Rango, Baby Boy, 35 and Ticking, Something Like a Business, House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Love Chronic...
TV ShowsBlack Dynamite, Animal Practice, School Pride, Sherri, Sparks, Young & Hungry, Thugaboo

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1Adopted a son named Joshua Kaleb.
2Is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
3Attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.




Nat Turner: Story of A Prophet2017pre-productionMomma Bridgette
Fist Fight2017completed
Young & Hungry2014-2016TV SeriesYolanda
The Bay2015TV SeriesBig Candi
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesAunt Cudi
The Biz2015TV ShortCasting Director
Black Dynamite2011-2015TV SeriesHoneybee / Honey Bee
The King Assassin Show2014TV SeriesRaising Whitley
One Love2014TV SeriesMrs. Frock
Let's Stay Together2011-2014TV SeriesCharmaine Wax / Charmaine
A Haunted House 22014Church Lady
Baby Daddy2013-2014TV SeriesMargaret Jenson
Anything Is Possible2013Ms. Kim
The Cleveland Show2009-2013TV SeriesAuntie Momma
2 Broke Girls2013TV SeriesShirley
Animal Practice2012-2013TV SeriesJuanita
Bilet na Vegas2013Monik (as Kim Uitli)
Silent No More2012Ms. Carolyn
Sistaah Friend2012Video shortPublicist
The Life & Times of Tim2011-2012TV SeriesTanya Miller
Hot in Cleveland2011TV SeriesJada
We Bought a Zoo2011Cashier
Pretend Time2011TV SeriesBaneequwa
Childrens Hospital2011TV SeriesBlack Administrator
35 and Ticking2011Shavelle
A Series of Unfortunate People2011TV SeriesDr. Kent
Rango2011Melonee (voice)
Group Sex2010VideoTiffany
Jonas2010TV SeriesOfficer Evie
The Boondocks2005-2010TV SeriesAngry Obama Supporter / Crazy Bitch / Granddad's Date / ...
Heaven Ain't Hard to Find2010Sis. Hattie May
Something Like a Business2010Sasha
'Til Death2008-2009TV SeriesTina
Donation2009ShortCashier Keisha
I Love You, Man2009Female Co-Worker
Black Dynamite2009Honey Bee
Crusin for Love with Kym Whitley2008TV MovieKym Whitley
The Hustle2008Miss Tanya
College Road Trip2008Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Cuttin Da Mustard2008
Untitled Kanye West HBO Project2008TV MovieKanye's Mother
Making It Legal2007TV MovieTheresa
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street2006TV MovieMs. Attitude (voice)
Standoff2006TV SeriesAngela Worthington
Class of 30002006TV SeriesDrama Student
Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness2006TV MovieMs. Attitude (voice, as Kim Whitley)
Reno 911!2006TV SeriesKay Kay
Love, Inc.2006TV SeriesArsenetta
Fun with Dick and Jane2005KostMart Training Leader Lucy
Grey's Anatomy2005TV SeriesYvonne
L.A. Dicks2005Madame Opal
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law2005TV SeriesWaitress / Norlisa
That's So Raven2005TV SeriesCousin Vicky
The Perfect Man2005Dolores
The Golden Blaze2005VideoMother Johnson (voice)
The Catch2005TV MovieHoney Commons
The Salon2005Lashaunna
One on One2004TV SeriesLiza
Up Against the 8 Ball2004Mrs. Thompson
1-800-Missing2004TV SeriesDEA Agent Dominique Shaw
Significant Others2004TV SeriesNurse
The Parkers2001-2004TV SeriesGertie
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004TV SeriesMonena
Along Came Polly2004Gladys (as Kym E. Whitley)
The Proud Family2003TV SeriesCaramel Jones
Love Chronicles2003Renee
Deliver Us from Eva2003Ormandy
What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway2002TV MovieMs. Wells (as Kym E. Whitley)
My Wife and Kids2002TV SeriesWanda
House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute2001VideoJudy Harris - Jon Jon's Mom
Baby Boy2001Host
Moesha2000TV SeriesGertrude
A Private Affair2000TV MovieCheryl
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000Party Guest (as Kym E. Whitley)
Grown Ups2000TV SeriesKim
Next Friday2000Suga (as Kym E. Whitley)
Beverly Hood1999Nola Washington
Silk Hope1999TV MovieGrace (as Kym E. Whitley)
Arli$$1999TV SeriesSusan Caldwell
The Wayans Bros.1998TV SeriesPhyllis
Sparks1996-1998TV SeriesDarice Mayberry
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal1998TV SeriesCheer Instructor
Married with Children1996TV SeriesDanielle
Martin1995TV SeriesLouisa
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesMuriel
My Brother and Me1994-1995TV SeriesMrs. Pinckney / Mrs. Pickney
Vinnie & Bobby1992TV Series


The King Assassin Show2014TV Series 10 episodes


Kym Whitley Harlem Shake2013Short executive producer
35 and Ticking2011executive producer
Crusin for Love with Kym Whitley2008TV Movie executive producer
Love Chronicles2003co-producer


1st Amendment Stand Up2008TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode


Uptown Comedy Club: The Birth of Hip Hop ComedyDocumentary completed as Kim Whitley
Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Steve Harvey2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Doctors2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Food Fight2016TV SeriesHerself
Botched2016TV SeriesHerself
Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
It's Not You, It's Men2016TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Kocktails with Khloé2016TV SeriesHerself
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
The Boris & Nicole Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2015TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
TakePart Live2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bethenny2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oprah's Lifeclass2014TV SeriesHerself
Apollo Night LA2014TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Host
Mind of a Man2014TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 365Black Awards2013TV SpecialGold Carpet Host
Exhale2013TV SeriesHerself
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious2013TV SeriesHerself
Kym Whitley Harlem Shake2013ShortHerself
Raising Whitley2013TV SeriesHerself
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Why We Laugh: Funny Women2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
C'mon Man2012Herself
Saggin' in the A-T-L...2011DocumentaryHerself
Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married2011TV MovieHerself
School Pride2010TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock2010TV MovieHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHerself
The Brian McKnight Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself
Secrets of Life2009DocumentaryHerself
Standing-n-Truth: Breaking the Silence2009DocumentaryHerself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHerself
TV One's Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon2009TV MovieHerself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle2009TV MovieHerself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHerself
1st Amendment Stand Up2008TV Series documentaryHerself - Comedian
In the Company of Friends2007TV MovieHerself
Comics Unleashed2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Angels Can't Help But Laugh2007DocumentaryHerself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
History of Curb Your Enthusiasm: Even Further2006Video documentary shortHerself / Monena
History of Curb Your Enthusiasm: So Far2006Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Behind the Scenes at the Michael Jackson Trial2005Video documentaryHerself (as Kim Whitley)
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHerself
Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History2005TV Special documentaryHerself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Wanda Does It2004TV SeriesHerself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Discovery Health Celebrity Body Challenge2004TV SeriesHerself
The Real Roseanne Show2003TV Series documentaryHerself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Oh Drama!2001-2002TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHerself
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself


Won Awards

2016ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Guest Actress - DramaThe Bay (2010)

Nominated Awards

2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Box Office MovieDeliver Us from Eva (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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