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D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley is famous for being an actor, Producer, and comedian. D.L. Hughley is known as the executive producer of The D.L. Hughley Show.

Early Life

On March 6, 1963, Darryl Lynn Hughley was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. As of now, he is 60 years old and has Pisces as his zodiac sign.

Additionally, he was born to his father Charles Hughley, and his mother Audrey Hughley. His father was an employee of Delta Air Lines.

Hence, he belongs to American nationality and is Afro-American ethnicity.

D.L. Hughley – Education

Talking about his education, he went to the San Pedro High School. Later, he was expelled from school as he became a member of the street gang, the Bloods. He completed his education through GED.

Net Worth 2024

D.L. Hughley is a famous actor and producer, who has raised in fame due to his works. He has been delivering several hit projects and has earned both name and fame. As of 2023, the estimated net worth of an actor is $11 million.

Personal life

In the year 1986, Darryl Lynn Hughley exchanged wedding vows with LaDonna Hughley. After their marriage, they were blessed with children Ryan, Tyler, and Kyle. Besides that, he has not revealed his personal life and has been living a blissful married life.

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Caption: D.L. Hughley with his wife. Source: Getty Image

Professional Life

D.L. Hughley was the original host of ComicView, the stand-up comedy program on BET, from 1992 to 1993. Likewise, he also appeared in the 3rd season of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in 1993.

He was seen as Will’s friend Keith Campbell, a comedian from Philadelphia. In addition, he wrote, produced, and starred in the television sitcom series, The Hughleys from 1998 to 2002.

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Caption: D.L. Hughley in a show. Source: Getty Image

It is based on his real-life experiences living with his African-American family in an upscale neighbourhood. He released a stand-up comedy album “D.L. Hughley: Notes From The GED Section”, in 2005.

The same year, he had a short-lived talk show on Comedy Central called Weekends at the D.L. Besides that, he is a member of The Original Kings of Comedy and has also had roles on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

He was the host of the BET Awards, in the year 2008. In addition, he served as a special guest moderator of ABC’s The View for one day, in June 2010.

Later on, he guest-starred on TBS’s Glory Daze and guest-hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. On July 31, 2012, he came up with his 1st book titled  I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America.

More About Career

Similarly, he was a contestant on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars. On June 6, 2017, he published his 2nd book, Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years. His 3rd book titled How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People with contributions from Doug Moe was published on June 26, 2018.

Moreover, his 4th book, Surrender, White People: Our Unconditional Terms for Peace was published on June 30, 2020. On June 15, 2021, he published his latest book, How to Survive America.

On March 18, 2019, he is now hosting a talk show, The D.L. Hughley Show, that premiered on TV One. He was part of the show titled D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, which aired its premiere episode on Saturday, October 25, 2008. 

Besides that, he is a radio personality for the show The D.L. Hughley Morning Show, which premiered on July 20, 2009. In addition, it aired from 6 to 10 am, the show placed Hughley in direct competition with his fellow “King of Comedy” Steve Harvey.

Likewise, in August 2010, Kiss FM dropped the show from its schedule, and Hughley moved on to other endeavors. Thus, REACH Media, the syndicator founded by Tom Joyner, announced it had finalized a deal with D.L. to host a show, The D.L. Hughley Show, on August 12, 2013.

D.L. Hughley – Social Media

D.L. Hughley is active on his Instagram account @realdlhughley with 2.8 million followers. Likewise, he has a Facebook account with 3.1 million followers. In his Twitter account named @RealDLHughley, he has gained 774k followers. He has a self-titled YouTube channel with 183k followers.

Body Measurements

D.L. Hughley stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 75 kg. Similarly, he has brown pairs of eyes and black hair color.