Rickey Smiley is a comedian and an actor by profession. Rickey was born in 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama, and he celebrates his birthday on 10th of August every year. Rickey is 47 years of age is known as one of the funniest persons in US. He is known for his clean comedy without the use of any profane words and double meaning dialogues. Rickey’s childhood was a bit troubled as his father was shot dead when he was just 6 years of age. His mother along his grandparent grew him up but Rickey was not disturbed by this at all. In fact he likes to talk about his childhood and refer his young days as funny. Rickey did his High School from ‘Woodlawn High School’ and later on did his graduation from ‘Alabama State University’ in Alabama itself. Rickey started stand up shows at a very young age while he was studying and this was when he started getting noticed. Rickey has got 2 children of his own and has adopted 8 other kids. Rickey apart from comedy is very much interested in social events and causes and in politics. He as an activist has done various promotional campaigns wherein he has promoted people to vote in large numbers.

Smiley started his professional career with a TV Show named ‘BET’s Comic View’ in the year 1992 where he acted as the Host of the program. He also further appeared in other TV shows like ‘Showtime at the Apollo’, ‘Uptown Comedy Club’, ‘Snaps’, ‘The Nashville Network’, ‘Cosmic Escape’ and many others. All his programs were appreciated and his work was applauded by the critics and the audiences. However Smiley became very popular with the radio show ‘The Rickey Smiling Morning Show’ which started on KGFB radio channel and was later broadcasted on many channels. The show involves Smiley making Prank calls to the audiences and making them laugh by revealing his identity at the end of the call. Rickey was much praised for his wit and humor on the show and he himself feels proud and says that he is happy to make people happy by bringing laughter in their life. Smiley also made some songs later on the basis of pranks done in his show. In total he has appeared in more than 6 albums on the basis of his show. Smiley also acted in the movie named ‘Friday After Next’.

Rickey Smiley has got a total net worth of $2.5 million because of his roles in the TV shows and his acting career. His net worth will increase in the years to come because of his continuation of work on Radio and TV. Smiley is very active on social networking sites like twitter and Instagram. His twitter account is ‘@RickeySmiley’ and he has got over 1.3 million followers on twitter. He keeps on posting his recent pictures and performances on twitter. He can be reached out on Instagram on his profile ‘realrickeysmiley’ and has got around 3.5 Lacs followers there.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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