Dave Chappelle is one of the greatest Muslim stand-up comedians of all the time. He also works as an actor and producer. Chappelle is a man of courage and strong determination. He has not gained an instant fame or success in his career but at the early time, he often faced difficulties on his way. He continued to struggle and never lose heart at the beginning of his career. His comedy skills have soon able him to be recognized around the world as a successful stand-up performer.
Biography and Physical Features
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He was born on August 24, 1973 in Washington, United States. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He is an American nationality holder and keeps African- American Ethnicity. His father’s name is William David Chappelle III who was a statistician and mother is Yvonne K Chappelle Seon. She worked as professor in Howard University, Prince George’s Community College, and also in the University of Maryland. His father also became a professor in the Antioch College, instead of being a Statistication, in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
He got married to Elaine Chappelle in 2001. She is a house wife and spent a long time with Dave before marriage. The couple felt so compatible with one another during dating time that they finally tied the knot with one another. The couple is spending a happy and elegant life. Dave is not found to be involved in extra affairs. They together have three children named Sonal Chappelle, their daughter, Sulayman Chappelle who is their son and Ibrahim Chappelle, also son.
Dave accepted the existence of one God and entered in the religion of Islam in 1998. In May 2005, he told to the Time magazine that:
“I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.”
His hair is bald and eyes are of dark brown color. His height is 5 feet and 11 inches or 1.80 meters. There is always seen softness on his face and his smile makes him attractive.
Education and Career
Chappelle got admission in Woodlin Elementary School and was motivated towards comedy when he met with Eddie Murphy, who was a top listed American stand-up comedian. When Chappelle was six years old, his parents were separated and he raised up with his mother and continued his studies in Washington. He decided to be worked as a comedian and started his stand-up career as a high school student. His mother took his special care and also supported his interest as she often had to go with his son to the clubs being a legal guardian. He studied Theater Arts and completed his graduation in the year 1991 from Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
In 1993, when he was only nineteen years old, he made his first film ‘Robin Hood: Men In Tights’. He achieved wider reorganization by it as a youngest comedian. He performed in more films in the 90s such as ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘Eddie Murphy’, ‘Woo, You’ve Got Mail’, ‘Half Baked’ and ‘Undercover Brother’.
In 2003, he started his own weekly show at the Comedy Central cable network, named ‘Chappelle’s Show’. It was the greatest work in the comedy field by him that led his fame at the highest peak. He released ‘Dave Chappelle’s Block Party’ in 2006. It was a documentary based program that kept him highlighted for several years.
- In 2004, Dave garnered two Bet Comedy Awards as an “Outstanding Comedy Variety Series” and “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” due to his work in comedy television series named ‘Chappelle’s Show’.
- He also won NAMIC Vision Awards in 2004 as a “Best Comedic Performance” in ‘Chappelle’s Show’.
- In 2005, he again won Bet Comedy Awards for “Outstanding DVD Release”.
- NAMIC Vision Awards association presented him with two awards in the year of 2005 for “Comedy” and “Best Comedic Performance”.
- In 2017, he won Black Reel Awards that is for “Outstanding Guest Performer, Comedy Series”, ‘Saturday Night Live’.
- He also won Primetime Emmy Awards as an “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series” in the year 2017.
- He was presented by Grammy Awards in 2018 for “Best Comedy Album” due to the work in ‘Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas’.
- In 2018, he again won Primetime Emmy Awards, “Outstanding Variety Special, Pre-Recorded” for ‘Dave Chappelle: Equanimity’.
Dave Chappelle Net Worth
Award winning famous actor and comedian, Dave, has contributed well enough from his acting career. His film “Block Party All-Stars featuring Dave Chappelle” grossed total $11.7 million, out of which $3 million budget was included in Dave Chappelle Net Worth. According to celebrity networth.com, he has $50 Million net worth. Due to his super hit show ‘Chappelle Show’, he received $55 million contract offer from Comedy Central to continue the show for more two years.
According to moneyinc.com, Dave was offered by Netflix for four specials and Netflix was paying to Dave Chappelle $20 million per special. His two specials were released in 2017 and remaining two has since filmed by him. Dave has also invested his money in other Real Estates. From June 2017 to June 2018, he earned $35 million.
Dave Chappelle is not a money conscious person. Instead of becomes a millionaire, he prefers to become a good man who just needs a good way and good neighbors to whom he can smile.
Social Media Activist
Although Dave Chappelle is not an active user of social media but he is widely searched from his fans at social media. People enjoy his funny talks and also his free style of talk. His talent as a stand-up comedian has made enormous fans at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
He joined Twitter on March 2012. Currently, he has around 553k followers at Twitter. His Facebook profile as Chappelle’s Show is followed by 1,780,274 people and his page is liked by 1,731,652 people. Watch his funny Gifs at Instagram. Also watch his comedy news on PBS NewsHour YouTube Channel that has 1 million subscribers. You can keep yourself update by visiting him at following links.
Quotes by Dave Chappelle
“I was doing sketches that were funny but socially irresponsible. I felt I was deliberately being encouraged and I was overwhelmed.”
“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.”
“I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.”
“I think every group of black guys should have at least one white guy in it.”
“I’m famous today. People like me today. Might not like me tomorrow. You can’t count on it.”