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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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 2015 This Is Not Happening (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2015 This Is Not Happening (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2012 D.L. Hughley: Reset (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
 2008-2009 D.L. Hughley Breaks the News (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes)
 2007 D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic (TV Special documentary)
 1995-2006 Def Comedy Jam (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2005 Weekends at the DL (TV Series) (creator - 28 episodes)
 2003-2004 Premium Blend (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
  The Hughleys (TV Series) (creator - 88 episodes, 1998 - 2002) (story - 5 episodes, 1999 - 2002) (writer - 4 episodes, 1998 - 1999)
 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy (Documentary)
 1999 D.L. Hughley: Goin' Home (TV Special documentary)
 1994 HBO Comedy Half-Hour (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 1992 One Night Stand (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for 1 800 CALL ATT (2002) See more »

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

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Site

Alternate Names:

D. L. Hughley | 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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