Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley

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Birthplace
Alabama, USA

Rickey Smiley happens to be an American stand-up comedian, television host, radio personality, actor, and social media personality. Rickey Smiley has gained fame as the host of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Likewise, the stand-up comedian has garnered a steady fan following on his social media as well.

Early Life

Rickey Smiley was born in the year 1968 and celebrates his birthday on the 10th of August every year. Likewise, he was born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. In addition, as of now, the stand-up comedian is 53 years old. Moreover, the famous stand-up comedian belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Leo.

Reflecting upon the educational background of the celebrity comedian, he was born to Carolina Smiley Lester. Likewise, any kind of information on his father is not available on the internet. In addition, talking of the siblings, he has a sibling named Karon Smiley. He was raised by his grandparents. We do not have additional information on his family.

Education

Reflecting upon the educational background of Rickey Smiley, he first went on to attend Woodlawn High School. Likewise, as soon as he graduated from high school, he went on to attend Tuskegee University. Similarly, he has also received a bachelor’s degree in English from Alabama State University as well.

Career and Professional Life

Rickey Smiley happens to be a prominent American stand-up comedian, actor, television personality, and social media star. In addition, he has gained fame as the host of the national show Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Smiley was the anchor of BET’s ComicView program in the year 2000. Showtime at the Apollo, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, HBO’s Snaps, The Nashville Network, Uptown Comedy Club, and Comic Escape have all featured him. In his stand-up routines, he frequently portrays imaginary characters such as “Bernice Jenkins.”

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Caption: Rickey Smiley with his show(source: Instagram)

In April 2004, Smiley took over as the morning program host for KBFB in Dallas, Texas. The show includes prank calls, news, information, and the latest hip-hop music, among other things. Smiley secured an agreement with Syndication One (a syndicated radio division of Radio One) in 2008 to take the show worldwide. Similarly, the show is now carried on by a number of mainstream urban radio stations.

He’s also recorded a number of comedic songs. A few of those songs are based on his sketches, including “Roll Tide,”. This also stars his redneck character Buford, and “We Miss Robert.  He also played an informant for Ice Cube’s character, Snitch Mitch, in All About the Benjamins. In addition, he has also become notorious for his prank calls as well. Some of the prank calls are Buried Alive, Come over, Uncle Melvin, Churches, and many more.

Net worth and Awards

Reflecting upon the awards of the comedian, he has received the 2017 Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for the best Network personality in the year. Likewise, his show was also nominated for the vision award in the year 2014. Talking of his net worth, the comedian has certainly earned a hefty deal of waketh throughout his career. In addition, as of now, he has a new worth of $5 million.

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Caption: Rickey with his show(Source: Instagram)

Relationship status

Rickey Smiley is currently single. Likewise, he is the father of six children and is divorced. D’Essence, Brandon, Malik, and Aaryn are his biological offspring, while the other children are said to have been adopted. Similarly, He has not, however, revealed any details about his wife or their divorce. Rickey hasn’t been in a relationship since he and his ex-wife split up. In one of his interviews, he stated that he is not trying to get into any relationships right now.

Body measurements and Social media

A stand-up comedian is a handsome man. Likewise, talking of his body measurements, he stands tall at 6 feet and weighs 78 kg. In addition, he also has a pair of black eyes and hair.

Reflecting upon the social media availability of the celebrity comedian, he has certainly garnered a huge fan following. In addition, as of now, he has over 3.2 million followers on his Instagram and over 1.6 million followers on his Twitter account.