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Kym Whitley

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Comedian, Actress, Host, Producer and Author

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Kym Whitley is a renowned comedian, award-winning actress, host, and author. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she spent her formative years in Khartoum, Sudan, where she discovered her natural talent for making people laugh. Encouraged by a chance encounter with Redd Foxx, who recognized her comedic potential, Kym embarked on a career as a stand-up comedian in Hollywood.
Her exceptional comedic abilities soon propelled her to success, and Kym Whitley became a sought-after actress in the entertainment industry. She showcased her versatility as a comedic talent through memorable roles in popular TV shows like ABC's "My Wife and Kids," CBS's "Two Broke Girls," Disney's "That's So Raven," TV Land's "Soul Man," and HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Her exceptional acting skills and impeccable comedic timing earned her recognition and admiration from both audiences and industry professionals.
In addition to her TV work, Kym Whitley has also made her mark in the film industry, appearing in a range of notable movies. Her film credits include "Haunted House 2," "We Bought A Zoo," "Fun with Dick and Jane," "College Road Trip," "The Nutty Professor," and "Next Friday," among others. With each role, she has brought her unique comedic flair and charm to the big screen, captivating audiences with her infectious energy.
In recent years, Kym has continued to make a significant impact in the entertainment industry. In 2023 alone, she appeared in over three productions, including notable roles in "Act Your Age," "You People," and "A Black Lady Sketch Show." Her consistent presence in both television and film demonstrates her enduring popularity and versatility as a performer.
Kym Whitley's comedic talent, acting skills, and engaging personality have established her as a beloved figure in the entertainment world. With each project she undertakes, she continues to entertain and inspire audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the comedy and acting spheres.

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