Larry Wilmore Biography

Published On Jan 22, 2017
Facts of Larry Wilmore
Date of Birth: 1961 , October-30
Birth Nation: United States
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Larry began his acting career in the 1980's appearing in television shows like The Facts of Life and Sledge Hammer. In the later years, he also started her career as a writer and wrote for films like 'Into The Night', 'In Living Color' and sitcoms like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Besides he is also a producer for various film and a well-known stand-up comedian known for his appearance on 'The Daily Show' as a Comedian.

Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is a Black-American and was married to his long term girlfriend Leilani Jones. The couple later separated with a shocking divorce after 20 years of their married relationship. Larry has two children with his former wife and is currently living a life of a bachelor. At the age of 45, Larry has summed up a net worth of around U.S $ 3 million from his career as an actor and comedian as of January 2017.

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Born in Los Angeles County, California, United States


An American actor and a well-known comedian, Larry Wilmore was born on October 30, 1961, in Los Angeles, California, United States, to parents Betty and Larry. He is the third of six children to his parents. His sibling Marc is also an actor.

Graduated from Damien High School in La Verne


A Well-known actor and producer, Larry Wilmore did his graduation from  Damien High School in La Verne, California in 1979 after which he studied theater at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, which he later dropped to pursue acting.

Television Debut with The Facts of Life


Interested in acting from an early age, Larry finally debuted on television in 1980, appearing in a show named The Facts of Life following which he acted in several other television like I Love You, Man and Vamps which helped him get recognization.

Wrote a book I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Th


Besides having a successful career as an actor and a film writer, Larry has also written a book. In 2009 he wrote his first book, a political humor named 'I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts' and became a book author.

Won Primetime Emmy Award


The 45 years old actor and writer won his first Primetime Emmy Award in 1992 as an Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in Writing in a Variety of Music Programme for his work in 'In Living Colors' which was followed by several awards in later years. 

Married Leilani Jones


The former actor and writer tied a knot with Leilani Jones, who is also an actress in 1995. The couple previously dated each other for a long time before getting married and has two children. The marriage lasted for 20 Years. 

Divorced Leilani Jones


The couple who had a long term relationship with each other before getting married in 1995 finally divorced in 2015, after almost 20 years of formal relationship. The reasons behind the divorce between two of them has not been revealed so far.  

Net Worth around $3 million


Larry Wilmore is an established actor and writer and falls among the top league of earners in his field. Through his career as a writer and an actor, Larry is estimated to have summed up a net worth of around $3 million dollars.