If you love comedy shows and watch them on TV, surely, you would have heard of D.L. Hugely. D.L. Hughley an American famous actor was born on 6th March 1963, in the states of Los Angeles and country California. He is also a comedian and political interpreter too. He is well known for his hosting for Comic View and his character in The Original Kings of Comedy.

Personal life:

Hughley was born to AudreyHughleyand Charles Hughley, his dad worked as a maintenance worker for an airline. Hughley was expelled from his school owing to his association with the famous street gang of California. Later on, he completed his studies and achieved the degree on clearing tests of general educational development by North American Council on Education.

Hughley was one the four kids in his family! He was the second eldest amongst them. The life of Hughley took a huge turn when he lost his cousin, who was part of opposite gang and the reason for demise was that he was murdered. He started with his first job as a telemarketer and later, shifted to management. He met his better half when he was working with Los Angeles Times. He gives credit to his wife for getting him ready to take up comedian, as his profession. He shows his gratitude to his fifth grade teacher for guiding and supporting him in his formative years, when he didn’t have any hopes.

D.L. Hughley married LaDonna and they are blessed with 3 kids, two daughters, Tyler and Ryan and a son, Kyle. It’s been 31 years of marriage and the couple is happily married with 3 children, living in California.


Hughley started his career as a telemarketer host and as a comedian in a program broadcasted on BET. He was a writer, producer and actor for TV series, The Hughley. He had done various roles in Television series, The Original Kings of Comedy being the one, which fetched him great fame. He guest hosted the famous television sitcom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, temporarily replacing Meredith Vieira. In the year 2012, Hughley published one comedy book named “I Want You to Shut the Fuck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America”.

His career with CNN was quite good too! He came up with hosting and writing the series “D. L. Hughley Breaks the News”. He has been a radio show host too having worked for 98.7 Kiss FM for urban adult contemporary, in companion with Jacque Reid on BET news and a 6-10 am show. Decades of experience of Hughley paid off when he was called up by Donald Trump in White House when Trump’s wife insisted on hiring a new writer. He also was one of the participants of Kings of Comedy tour. 

Last Modified: Apr 5, 2020

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