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D.L. Hughley

Hughley is the second of four children. His father was an airline maintenance worker and his mother was a homemaker. He grew up in L.A.'s South Central where he was a member of the Bloods gang after getting kicked out of high school. However, he turned his life around after a cousin was shot. He quit the gang and got a job as a telemarketer for the... See full bio »

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Book: "I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America". Crown Archetype. ISBN 0307986233 See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Dio Hughley


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)] I think that like most things that are highly touted - the number-one draft pick - we crumpled under the weight of expectations. I think that's a fairly common phenomenon. I think we could have not taken ourselves so seriously. We pulled back the curtain too much. It's like when you go to a restaurant: It can be the best restaurant in the world, but I ... See more »


Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. See more »


Often uses his childhood experiences for his comedy routines

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