During the early years of her life, Kym Whitley lived in Khartoum, Sudan. She also attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Kaysonia and William Whitley. She has two older brothers.
She has appeared in many television shows, including The Boondocks, Young & Hungry and Animal Practice. Kym Whitley is considered as one of the most popular American comedians. She has a net worth of $4 million as of 2020. Her net worth is mostly derived from her television career. She has been working in the entertainment industry since 1992.
Kym Whitley started her career by appearing in various television shows. She is best known for her role in Young & Hungry. She also has appeared in movies like Black Dynamite, Deliver Us From Eva, The Parkers, and The Boondocks. During her career, Kym Whitley has received several award nominations. She has been nominated for the 2004 BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Box Office Movie. She also had a recurring role on the BET comedy series Let’s Stay Together. She has also been involved in the short-lived talk show The Brian McKnight Show. She has appeared on several other television shows such as Love, Inc. and Grey’s Anatomy.
Kym Whitley has an adopted son named Joshua Kaleb Whitley. The pair met when Whitley was in high school. She was chosen to be a foster mother to Joshua when his mother left the hospital. The pair also bonded while they were children. They had been together for several years. Despite having an adopted son, Kym still prefers a modest lifestyle. She also has been a Weight Watchers ambassador. She has been able to shed 25 pounds in five months.
Kym Whitley has a net worth of $4 million as per 2020. Her net worth is mostly derived to her acting career. She has appeared in more than 30 movies and television shows. She has received several awards. She has also won the award for Best Actress in a Comedy film. She is also known for her Don’t Feed T-shirts. The T-shirts are designed to protect against allergen reactions.
The Oprah Winfrey Network ordered a second season of Raising Whitley. The series was a huge hit with viewers. The premiere was watched by more than 1.2 million viewers and was the fifth highest premiere in the network’s history. The series also alerted parents about kids who have allergies. The show was also nominated for several awards.
Kym Whitley has been married to Rodney Van Johnson. She has denied that she is married to him. However, she is rumored to be in a relationship with him. Kym and Rodney Van Johnson attended joint therapy. It has been rumored that they will not be a couple in real life. Despite this, they are good friends. They also called each other their Hollywood husbands.
Kym Whitley has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. She has worked on various television shows, including The Boondocks, The Parkers, Young & Hungry and other shows.