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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 March 1963Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameDarryl Lynn Hughley
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Los Angeles Times, where he moved into management and met his wife-to-be. She was the one who convinced him to try his humor onstage. After years of club dates, he was selected by BET as the first host of "Comic View" and subsequently got additional recognition with two very adult-oriented HBO specials.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (1)

Ladonna Hughley (22 February 1986 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often uses his childhood experiences for his comedy routines

Trivia (6)

Received a General Educational Development (GED) after being kicked out of high school.
Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Father, with Ladonna Hughley of daughters Ryan Hughley (Ryan Nicole - b. 1987) and Tyler Hughley (Tyler Whitney - b. 1991), and son Kyle Hughley (Kyle Aaris - b. 1988).
Parents are Charles Hughley and Audrey Hughley.
He and fellow "Original Kings of Comedy" comic/friend Steve Harvey share the distinction of a cast member from "The Jeffersons" having made guest appearances on their self-titled sitcoms as their TV mothers: Marla Gibbs played D.L. Hughley's mother (and in the movie "The Brothers" as well), and Isabel Sanford played Steve Harvey's mother.
Friends with Bernie Mac.

Personal Quotes (1)

[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 just want to eat the meal. I don't want to know how they make the steak. I think we spent so much time explaining and making what we did "important." We weren't inclusive enough. We had conversations with ourselves to hear ourselves.

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