He is an actor and stand-up comedian popularly known as the co-creator of Chappelle’s Show. It was a popular sketch comedy show that ran for three years and left the funny man several million dollars richer than he was before the show started. Dave Khari Weber Chappelle is the youngest person to make Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time.
Date of Birth: August 24, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Like several other comedians, Chappelle’s career started while he was still in high school. At 14, he was already performing stand-up comedies at nightclubs and shortly after he graduated, he moved to New York City where he established himself as a young talent. Read on as we bring you all there is to know about the family life of the Rick James impersonator.
Yvonne K. Seon (née Reed) (mother)
Date of Birth: December 12, 1937
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
When asked how he was inspired to be a funny-man, Dave recalls the Time magazine his mum bought for him while he was 14. The publication had Bill Cosby on the cover and it didn’t take long after that for the young starlet to realize comedy was a calling for him. Because her son was a minor when he started out with stand-up comedy, she often had to accompany him to the clubs as his legal guardian.
Unitarian minister Yvonne was a pioneer in establishing African-American studies as a University discipline. The raunchy and versatile comedian is forever grateful to his parents for giving him the resources he needed to succeed. They had tons of reading materials and grew up with a sense of community. The Chappelle parents though their kids that could do incredible things if they trust the world no matter how terrible it might seem.
William David Chappelle III (father)
Date of Birth: December 16, 1938
Date of Death: July 29, 1998 (aged: 59)
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
William worked as a statistician before he became a music professor and social activist. The Chappelle parents split while Dave was six and he grew up spending time in his parents’ separate homes. He stayed in Washington with his mother then spent his summers in Ohio with his father. In 1998, Dave made his way into three popular films but in that same year, he lost his dad and had to re-evaluate a lot of things in his life.
Joan M. Evans Chappelle (step-mother)
William got married for the second time to Joan, that made her Dave step-mother.
Brian Evans (step-brother from Joan previous marriage)
Jennifer Evans (step-sister from Joan previous marriage)
Fatimah Akinyele (half-sister from father side)
She is married to Ali Akinyele and they are parents to daughter Zaakiya Akinyele.
Yusuf Abdullah (half-brother from father side)
There’s literally nothing about Yusuf that is known to the general public.
Felicia “Flea” Chappelle Jones (younger sister from same parents)
She is the only sister to Dave and unlike her brother, lives far from the public eye.
William Sedar Chappelle (elder brother from same parents)
William studied at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He is a father of Naseem and Sumayah Chappelle.
Elaine Mendoza Chappelle (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: 2001 till present
Date of Birth: August 31, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
She has been his ride-or-die for as long as we know; they dated for a long-time and fortunately got to move their relationship to another level in 2001. After Dave left his sketch show, he moved to a 65-acre farm near Yellow Springs in Ohio with his wife and kids.
Elaine has always been in support of her husband’s career and can be said to have played a vital role in the making of who her husband is today. Before Dave, she dreamt of becoming a chef but decided after having kids that her family would give her the most joy so she chose to become a housewife and share her culinary skills with her family.
Despite the fact that their relationship is greatly admired by the public, both lovers have managed to keep details of their relationship to themselves. Elaine manages a number of rental properties her husband purchased all over in Ohio.
Sulayman Chappelle (son with Elaine Chappelle)
Ibrahim Chappelle (son with Elaine Chappelle)
Sulayman and Ibrahim are the two Chappelle boys. They have Islamic names because their father joined the Islamic religion in 1998.
Sonal (Sanaa) Chappelle (daughter with Elaine Chappelle)
Sanaa is the only daughter to The Nutty Professor (1996) actor. According to Dave, parenting his three children together with Elaine has been the most rewarding, life-changing job he’s ever had.