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Elaine Erfe


Elaine Erfe is a famous American celebrity wife of Dave Chappelle. Elaine Erfe’s husband is a remarkable American actor, writer, producer, and outstanding stand-up comedian.

Early Life and Childhood

Elaine Erfe was born on August 31, 1974, and she is currently 49 years old. She hails from Brooklyn, New York, and her zodiac sign is Virgo.

There is no information regarding Elaine’s parents, siblings, and other family details. However, it is known that her parents are Filipino immigrants.

Likewise, her middle name is Mendoza. Elaine also has yet to share insights into her educational journey.

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Caption: Elaine Erfe posing for a photo. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Elaine Erfe married David Chappelle (full name: David Khari Webber Chappelle) in the year 2001. The lovers have three children together.

They are sons Sulayman and Ibrahim, and daughter Sanaa. The family lives on a 65-acre (26 ha) farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Further, Elaine’s family also owned several houses in Xenia, Ohio. Later in 1991, Elaine’s husband converted to Islam.

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Caption: Elaine Erfe was captured with her family when her husband, Dave Chappelle, won the Mark Twain Prize for comedy. Source: The New York Times

Career and Professional Life

Elaine Erfe is famous as the celebrity wife of comedian Dave Chappelle. Her husband is a multi-talented personality famous for being a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and producer.

Besides being a celebrity wife, Elaine herself has made an appearance in the special The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium. 

Elaine decided to not pursue a career in the culinary arts after being a mother. It was because she felt more fulfillment and pleasure being with her children.

Despite that, Elaine continues to make good of her craft, and her husband has mentioned that his family eats like kings due to Elaine’s cooking talents.

During their free time, Elaine and her husband also do some charity work. Her husband has been known to work with “Seeds of Peace International Camp”.

This Camp aims to bring together young leaders from communities in conflict. Elaine and Dave are also seen as positive role models for bi-racial couples.

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Caption: Elaine Erfe posing for a photo with her husband during an event. Source: Wisley

About her Husband Dave Chappelle

Elaine’s husband, Dave Chappelle, is described as “poetically unfiltered and sociopolitically introspective, with an ability to illuminate and interrogate agonizing and poignant topics.”

Additionally, Elaine’s husband has bagged numerous awards including four “Emmy Awards” and three “Grammy Awards”.

Her husband has also received the “Mark Twain Prize”. Dave is famous for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s Show.

Her husband co-wrote the series with Neal Brennan and it ran until Dave quit the show in the middle of production of season 3.

After leaving the show, Elaine’s husband returned to performing stand-up comedy across the U.S. By the year 2006, Esquire called Dave Chappelle the “comic genius of America”.

Likewise, a Billboard writer also called Elaine’s husband “the best” in the year 2013. Further, in the year 2017, Rolling Stone ranked Elaine’s husband at #9 in their “50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time.”

More Details

Likewise, Elaine’s lover has starred in numerous films. Some of them are A Star Is Born, Undercover Brother, Mel Brooks’s Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Nutty Professor, Con Air, You’ve Got Mail, Blue Streak, and Chi-Raq.

Her husband’s first lead role was in the year 1998 with the comedy film Half Baked. As an actor, Dave also starred in the comedy series Buddies in the year 1996.

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Caption: Elaine posing for a photo with her family during a trip. Source: Pinterest

In the year 2016, Elaine’s husband signed a $20 million-per-release comedy-special deal with Netflix. As of 2019, her husband has released five standup specials under the deal.

Similarly, Dave received his first Emmy Award in the year 2017. It was for her husband’s guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Then in the year 2018, Elaine’s celebrity husband received a Grammy Award for his Netflix-produced comedy album The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas.

The next year, her husband also received the “Mark Twain Prize” for American Humor. The Kennedy Center presented the award as America’s highest comedy honor.

Then in the year 2020, Sticks & Stones earned Elaine’s husband his 3rd consecutive Grammy Award for “Best Comedy Album”.

Body Measurements

Elaine stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.64 meters and her weight is around 55 kgs or 121 lbs.

Likewise, Elaine’s chest-waist-hip measures are 34-27-34 inches respectively. Also, Elaine has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Elaine Erfe – Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, Elaine is available on Instagram under the username @elaineyouknowwho.

As of May 2021, Elaine has set her account to private; hence, only her followers can view her posts. Other than this, Elaine is not available on other platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc.

Elaine Erfe – Net Worth 2024

Moving on, Elaine has a net worth estimation of over $1 million US dollars. Talking about her celebrity husband Dave Chappelle’s net worth is estimated at around $50 million US dollars.