Popularly known as DL Hughley, Darryl Lynn Hughley is a multi-talented American artist who acts and writes, he is also a political commentator, stand-up comedian and radio host who is popular for hosting ComicView on BET between 1992 and 1993. He also anchored DL Hughley breaking the news between 2008 and 2009 and was previously a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show which aired on NBC.

He also starred in the American sitcom The Hughleys which aired on ABC from 1998 to 2000 and on the UPN network from 2000 to 2002. Hughley also starred in The Original Kings of Comedy – a 2000 stand-up comedy alongside Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer. DL Hughley has also worked as a local radio presenter and interviewer in New York City and in 2013 took #9 on Dancing with the Stars. Learn more about the versatile entertainer below.

DL Hughley Biography, Age

Darryl Lynn Hughley was born in Los Angeles, California on March 6, 1963 to Audrey and Charles Hughley. His father was a maintenance worker at Delta Air Lines. Hughley had a very rough and troubled life as a child and teenager, he joined the Blood – a street gang in LA formerly known as the Original Blood Family (OBF) and was kicked out of high school.

He later turned his back on the gang after his rival gang member cousin was murdered in cold blood. Darryl then earned his GED and began working with The Los Angeles Times as a telemarketer.

As mentioned above, DL Hughley launched his career as a telemarketer for The Los Angeles Times, he rose to a leadership position in the organization. He decided to try his hand at acting after his wife encouraged him to do so and soon started making waves at all the local clubs in town and nearby towns.

Little did DL Hughley know his comedy show was a stepping stone to launching him into something bigger – a TV career until his appearances on Def Comedy Jam landed him hosting BET’s Vue BD show – a stand-up comedy program that aired on the network from 1998 to 2002. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the American sitcom. The Hughleys aired on ABC from 1998 to 2000 and on UPN from 2000 to 2002. It not only achieved widespread sitcom recognition, but it also earned him five NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Actor in a Category. Comedy.

During The Hughleys’ run, DL took part in the Kings of Comedy tour alongside Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. The tour was later included in Spike Lee’s 2000 film The Original Kings of Comedy. In 2005 he released DL Hughley: GED Section Notes ( a stand-up comedy album). He also hosted Comedy Central’s comedy show called Weekends at the DL from 2005 to the following year (2006). that same year, the comedian began starring in a new Studio 60 TV show on the Sunset Strip which was unfortunately canceled after its first season. He also played Turk’s brother on NBC Scrubs.

In 2008, he hosted the BET Awards and also read a tearful speech at the funeral of friend and fellow comedian Bernie Mac. He produced his next HBO special that year called Unapologetic. DL Hughley also began hosting a comedy news show on CNN titled DL Hughley Breaks the News, the show lasted until March 2009 when the network announced it was ending due to Hughley’s desire to return to LA to se closer to his family.

D.L was also successful as a radio personality, he started hosting The DL Hughley Morning Show, which premiered on WRKS in 2009, however was canceled after a disagreement between the network and its company. parents regarding Hughley’s salary. So he moved on to try other ventures, but returned to radio in 2013 with an afternoon driving program called The DL Hughley Show

The comedian and TV personality debuted his stand-up special Clear in 2014 and has also appeared regularly on The View and In Real Time with Bill Maher. He also landed a recurring role on the new medical drama Heartbeat. Despite his versatility, Hughley has remained committed to his love of stand-up comedy over the years, which has taken him to numerous gigs and club gigs each year.

He is the author of three books – “I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How Dope Audacity is Ruining America”,  Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years” and “ How not to get shot: and other tips from white people”.

His family: wife, son, daughter

Hughley has been married to LaDonna Hughley since February 1986. The couple met while DL was working as a telemarketer for the Los Angeles Times. They have three children together; a son named Kyle and two daughters named Ryan and Tyler. Her son suffers from a neurological condition called Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Despite the many ups and downs they’ve had to deal with infidelity and the difficulty of raising a child with a developmental disability, the couple have bonded for more than three decades.

D.L Hughley revealed in a 2017 interview with Angela Yee that he had an affair early in his marriage which resulted in his mistress becoming pregnant, after which she had a son who was shaken to death by her mistress’ boyfriend.

the size

The actor is neither the tallest in the industry nor the shortest, he is 1.7m (5ft 6in) tall. His weight and other body stats have not been confirmed at this time.