Dave Chappelle Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, Comedy, Net Worth, Movies

Dave Chappelle Biography

Dave Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian known for his performances in America’s Funniest People. He is also an actor known for his portrayal of Ahchoo in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Some of his popular films include Chi-Raq, Tower Heist, and Joe’s Apartment.

How old is Dave Chappelle? – Age

The SNL comedian is 50 years old as of 2023. He was born on August 24, 1973, in Washington, D.C., United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Dave Chappelle? – Height

Chappelle is 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) tall.

Dave Chappelle Mother, Father – Family

Dave was born to William David Chappelle III and Yvonne Seon in Washington, D.C., United States. His mother worked as a professor and university administrator for both Prince George’s Community College and Wright State University.

On the other hand, his father was the dean of students at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Likewise, he worked as a professor of vocal performance. It is known that he experienced his childhood along with his two siblings William S. Chappelle and Felicia Chappelle Jones.

Dave Chappelle Education

The The Nutty Professor star enrolled at Woodlin Elementary School before transferring to DC’s Eastern High School. Afterward, he joined Duke Ellington School of the Arts where he pursued theater arts and graduated in 1991.

Is Dave Chappelle Married? – Wife

Dave has been married to his lovely wife Elaine Chappelle, since 2001. Presently, the couple resides in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on a 65-acre (26-hectare) farm. It is also known that he owned several houses in Xenia, Ohio.

Comedian and Actor Dave Chappelle Photo
Comedian and Actor Dave Chappelle Photo


The Closer actor and his wife Elaine have been blessed with three children; two sons and a daughter. They are Ibrahim Chappelle, Sanaa Chappelle, and Sulayman Chappellea.

Dave Chappelle Comedy Career

Chappelle is a vastly recognized stand-up comedian known for hosting the Saturday Night Live comedy show. It is known that his Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series performance won two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Likewise, he is known for his appearances in Chappelle’s Show satirical comedy sketch series which he also created. Most noteworthy, he appeared in The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at The Hollywood Palladium. As a result, he was honored with four Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album.

He has also been featured in comedy shows such as Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly and Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. In addition, he appeared in Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation and Dave Chappelle: Live in Real Life.

Acting Career

Dave is a professional actor who is known for his role as Ozzie in Undercover Blues. He also starred as himself in Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. He was the voice behind Spider in Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child.

He was cast in The Real Blonde where he portrayed the character of Zee. It is also known that he was featured in the musical documentary titled Kanye West: College Dropout – Video Anthology. In addition, he made several appearances in Behind the Curve as himself.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Crank Yankers
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
  • Tower Heist
  • Chi-Raq
  • Joe’s Apartment
  • Chappelle’s Show
  • The Closer
  • Half Baked
  • Sticks & Stones
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly
  • Con Air
  • Blue Streak
  • Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
  • You’ve Got Mail


  • Six Emmy Awards
  • Four Grammy Awards
  • Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
  • Two Primetime Emmy Award
  • Four Grammy Awards

Dave Chappelle Net Worth

Citing his career, Chappelle sits at an estimated net worth of $60 Million.

Dave Chappelle Instagram

You can find and follow Dave on Instagram using the account name: @davechappelle

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