|Net Worth:||$2,5 Million|
|Birthday:||Jul 21, 1961|
|Age:||60 years old|
|Height:||5.2 feet (158cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||October, 2021|
Kym Whitley as of 2021, has a net worth of 2.5 million dollars. She has become a successful and well-known actress in show business who specializes in comedic acting.
How Did Kym Whitley Become Rich?
Kym Elizabeth Whitley was born in the year of 1961. Her birth month is July and she was born on the 21st. She is currently 60 years old. Kym has two older brothers by the names of Kyle and Scott. Kim was born in Cleveland, Ohio but was ultimately raised in Sudan, Africa. Her parents are Kaysonia and William Whitley. Kym’s father is one of the founders of an architectural firm. The firm’s name is Whitley and Whitley. The firm worked on many buildings like Cleveland State University, Cleveland Public Library and Tower City Center. Growing up, Kym went to Shaker Heights High School where she graduated in 1979. She later attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. During her time in college, she was initiated into a sorority called Delta Sigma Theta.
After college, Kym started out in the career path of a teacher. She taught in Compton. She soon realized that it was not her passion and this prompted her to pursue acting. She auditioned for several movies and shows before landing a role in the year 1989. Kym Whitley got a gig starring in a popular play at the time. The play was written by Shelly Garrett and was titled Beauty Shop. The play debuted in Los Angeles and went on to travel across the U.S. Whitney recalls auditioning for this role with little to no experience. She stated that she showed up to the audition without an agent to represent her because she didn’t even know that she needed one. She claims to have gone through over seven auditions before landing the role and having to find a manager on short notice to negotiate her deal.
During her career, Whitley acted in many sitcoms, some of which turned out to be her most known roles. She has starred in popular television shows like Moesha, The parkers, The Proud Family, My wife, and kids and several other notable shows both animated and live. Kym Whitley was also a part of the cast of a television sitcom named Young and Hungry. This sitcom premiered on ABC Family. Kym had the role of a housekeeper named Yolanda. The show aired for five seasons, starting in 2014 and ending in 2018. She has also been the host of a short-lived BET show. The show’s name was Oh Drama and it aired in the year 2000. Whitney had also become a cast member of a show called The Adults. Whitley had managed to balance film acting and television acting. She has had roles in movies like Next Friday. She played a character named Suga. In the year 2010, Kym Whitley co-hosted a talk show with Brian McKnight. He was an R&B musician.
During the time between 2012 to 2013, Kym had a recurring role on a show called Let’s Stay Together. The show aired on BET and Kym played the role of Charmaine Wax. Kym went on to have her own reality docuseries. She gave it the title Raising Whitley and it premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2013. The premiere of the show amassed over a million viewers. This was a huge accomplishment as this made it the fifth most widely viewed premiere in the entire history on the Oprah Winfrey network. OWN had caught wind of this and ordered a second season. The second season premiered a few months later on January 4 in 2014.
Later on, in 2017 Whitney guest-starred in a web series titled The Bay where she had the role of Big Candi. Kym Whitley has also been a guest host multiple times on E! Daily Pop since December of 2020.
Kym Whitley has had lots of success in her career in some of the roles she played. She is best known for her roles in Animal Practice, The Parkers, Black Dynamite, etc. During her career, Whitley has been awarded many nominations and awards for her acting skills. Some of her nominations are for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Box Office Movie and Outstanding supporting or Guest Actress In A Digital Daytime series. She has won an award for Best Guest Actress for her performance in The Bay. Kym Wily also does stand-up comedy. Kym has stated she planned to do stand-up and that it just happened for her. She just wanted to be a funny actress and in doing so that opened doors for her giving her more opportunities that she’s grateful for. Kym Whitley is also the owner of a production company. The company’s name is Kwick Whit Productions. She has several productions in the works and her fans are eagerly awaiting their release.
What Is Kym Whitley Net Worth?
Kym Whitley has amassed a net worth of two and a half million dollars over the years. This money is primarily the product of her acting career. Kym earns money from her roles in movies and television series. She makes money from stand-up comedy and also has earned from hosting shows and other events. Kym is a popular actress and gets band deals and endorsements as well. They pay her a substantial amount of money. Kym has been known to be endorsed by weight watchers and campaigns for them. She also earns through personal coaching.
Kym owns a home in Tarzana. She also earns money from her production company.
How Kym Whitley Spends Her Money?
Kym likes a life filled with luxury. She spears no expense when it comes to herself. She spends on fashion, jewelry, and living comfortably. She does not forget to invest in herself too. She spends money investing in her career as an actor and as a brand ambassador. She often spends on travel as well since her job demands her to move around quite frequently. Kym Whitley’s biggest purchase to date is her home. Her house costs over a million dollars and is on half an acre of land. The house is also equipped with a pool, spa, and tennis court. Kym has also spent money investing in her production company.
- In January 2011, Whitley adopted a son. His name is Joshua.
- Kym Whitley was only born abroad because her parents, were doing missionary work at the time.