Kym Whitley is an American actress and comedian. It is her roles performed on television sitcoms like ‘Animal Practice’, ‘Young & Hungry’, ‘The Boondocks’, and ‘The Parkers’, for which she is best recognized. Whitley was praised for her role as Ormandy in ‘Deliver Us From Eva’, a comedy film in 2003, and was nominated for a BET Comedy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Let’s find out how much is Kym Whitney’s net worth in 2019.
Kym Elizabeth Whitley was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio on June 7, 1961 to her parents Kaysonia Whitley (1936-2011) and William Whitley, an architect. She has two brothers older than her.
She went to Shaker Heights High School and graduated in 1979 from Frisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of Alpha Beta chapter from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
In 2011, Kym Whitley adopted a child named Joshua Kaleb. Kym designed the ‘Don’t Feed Me’ T-Shirt for babies. Since her son suffers due to allergy, she designed the product for her son and similar children to safeguard them from different reactions to allergens.
About her personal life, the actress doesn’t disclose much.
Kym Whitley started her acting career in 1989 in the popular play ‘Beauty Shop’, prior to carrying on her career performing on television. Whitley appeared in episodes of the series like ‘Vinnie & Bobby’ (1992), ‘The Parent Hood’ (1995), ‘Martin’ (1995), ‘Married… with Children’ (1996) among numerous others. Later, she secured the principal role in the UPN TV show ‘Sparks’ (1996 – 1998) made by Ed Weinberger.
Afterwards, Kym obtained recurring roles in the TV series ‘The Catch’ (2005), ‘The Boondocks’ (2005 – 2010), and then she acquired the major roles in the television series ‘Black Dynamite’ (2011 – 2015) made by Michael Jai White, Byron Minns and Scott Sanders.
Whitley also acted in ‘Animal Practice’ (2012) made by Alessandro Tanaka and Brian Gatewood, and ‘Young & Hungry’ (2014 – present) made by David Holden. Besides, she was the chief star of the reality TV series ‘Raising Whitley’ (2013).
She started including film roles to her credit list in late 90s playing supporting roles in the projects ‘Next Friday’, ‘Deliver Us From Eva’, ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’ and ‘Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2004, Kym Whitley got nomination for a BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a film ‘Deliver Us From Eva’ (2003), which was directed by Gary Hardwick. With an aggregate of 1.2 million viewers, the docu-series of Kym entitled ‘Raising Whitley’ on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) was the fifth biggest premiere in the network’s history.
Net Worth of Kym Whitley
The net worth of Kym Whitley is $4 million. Kym Whitley amassed her net worth as she has been active in the industry of show business since 1992. As it can be understood from her continuous appearances, Kym is sought-after for numerous roles and by and large television is the major source of her net worth. Nevertheless, cinema is another source of Kym Whitley’s net worth. She has acted in over 30 feature films that have supplemented substantial amounts to the out-and-out magnitude of Kym Whitley’s net worth.
Kym Whitley is a comedian and actress, and commonly known for the roles she acquired in different television series like ‘Animal Practice’, ‘The Boondocks’, ‘Young & Hungry’ and others. She got nomination for a BET comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film ‘Deliver Us From Eva’.