Kym Whitley is an American actress and a comedian who is known for her role as Yolanda in the American TV series Young & Hungry. With the god-gifted ability to make people laugh, she has been performing as a standup comedian.

Whitley was born Kym Elizabeth Whitley on the 21st of June, 1962 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She received her primary and secondary education from Shaker Heights high school and further joined Fisk University located in Nashville, Tennessee to increase her knowledge domain.

Net Worth

Kym Whitley is estimated to have a net worth of a staggering $3.5 Million which she has accumulated from her professional work. She has involved herself in many hit projects as an actress, comedian, producer, and writer.

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Kym Whitley’s House
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Some of her credits as an actress include Young & Hungry, Two Broke Girls, My Wife and kids, and so on. Talking about her real estate, she acquired a home for $335k in 2011 which she listed on sale for $700k in 2017. She did not sell the house in 2017 which was a wise choice because the house is worth more than a million now.

Family Background

Whitley grew up with her parents William Whitley and Kaysonia Whitley. They raised her to be a successful person fulfilling all their needs and providing love and happiness.

Also, Kym is not the only child to be born to her parents, she has two siblings, Kyle Whitley and Scott Whitley. She is close with her brothers and has shared pictures of them together on her social media platform.

Furthermore, she has an uncle named James Whitley who is a founding partner of the architectural firm Whitley and Whitley.

Blessed With A Son

Kym has a son which she adopted in 2011 after a hospital called her for the baby adoption. She has named her son Joshua Whitley.

As per her a nurse from the sister called her for the baby’s adoption which was by mistake. She had one hour to decide to adopt Joshua.

Kym Whitley with her son Joshua Whitley
Kym Whitley with her son Joshua Whitley
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Luckily her parents were also in the town and helped her with the decision. After the arrival of her son into her life, her life completely changed. Kym’s diet changed to Apple sauce from Appletini.

On Jan 9, 2022, Kym celebrated her son’s 11th birthday. She travels with her son a lot and has posted it on her Instagram feed. Joshua has an Instagram account under the username @JoshuaWhitley11 which has more than 12k followers.

Relationship Status

Kym Whitley is currently single and has not been involved in any romantic relationship. She has not introduced any person who can be labeled as her boyfriend.

However, before adopting Joshua she was in a relationship with an R&B singer Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones. Unfortunately, the relationship did not last long.

Partnered With Caterina Club To Feed Needy Children And Families

Kym is a humanitarian person who wants to help many people as she can. She has partnered up with Caterina Club which is run by Chef Bruno, that feeds hungry children and families. He cooks for 5000 kids and delivers them to boys and girls clubs and so on.

She has joined this noble work and also has encouraged others to help them. As per her, it is not that much to help you can just skip a $5 coffee and donate it.

Started “Don’t Feed Me” T-shirt Line

Don’t Feed Me T-shirt line was started by Whitley along with her friend Rodney Van Johnson. The motive behind the release of this shirt is to aware the parents or caregivers to not feed the food to the baby without checking whether it is allergic to him/her or not.

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Don’t feed me shirt by Kim Whitley
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The T-shirt comes in 5 colors, gray, red, pink, blue, and orange. It can be ordered from the site Joshua store.

Was A Member Of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporation

Whitley is one o the initiated member of Delta Sigma Theta incorporation. She has fulfilled all the requirements that are needed to be a member of inc.

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority inc is an organization founded by a group of twenty-two female Harvard university students to help and uplift African-American students. As a member, she had active participation in the campaign that was run by the organization.

Father- William Whitley

Kym’s Father William was born April 29, 1934, in Rochester, New York, and after relocating to Warren and Cleveland, Ohio at a very young age, he was raised in those places.

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Kym Whitley and her father William Whitley
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His father was a chemist and his mother was an actress. Coming from an economically stable family, William did not have to struggle much while growing up.

William received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Kent State University in 1957 and he worked for the US Air force as a captain for two years starting in 1958.

Kym’s Father Is The Founding Partner Of The Black Architectural Firm Of Whitley And Whitley

Kym’s Father William was the founding partner of the Black Architectural Firm of Whitley and Whitley. This architectural firm has given the structural view of the city.

Some of the popular architecture that the company worked on are Tower City Center, the Cleveland State University Convocation Center, Lincoln Junior High School, the Lee-Harvard Branch of Cleveland Public Library, the Central Area Multi-Service Center, and the Cleveland Clinic Guesthouse development

The Firm has received a lot of appreciation and accolated including the Progressive Architecture Design Award, the HUD Biennial Design Award, the Burlington Awards, the House and Home Award, and many more.

Kym’s Weight loss And Ambassador Of Weight Watcher

Kym was tired of her weight and had tried many weight loss tips which were all in vain. She did not have faith in the weight loss program but she gave a try to the Weight Watcher app.

Kym Whitley Shares 4 Weight-Loss Tips with Oprah | WW

She lost 25 pounds just by eating healthy food and involving in physical activities that were recommended by the app. Her target is to lose 40 pounds.

In addition to this, Kym has also been named an ambassador of Weight Watcher.

Whitley’s Comedian Journey

Kym Whitley is known for her humor and ability to make people laugh. She had a god-gifted sense of humor which she enhanced a little and became a successful comedian in Hollywood.

She started to work as a standup comedian after her encounter with Redd Foxx, who told her “she had the Comedic Goods“.

Young & Hungry – Jackée Harry & Kym Whitley are JoJo & YoYo

ABC’s My Wife and Kids, CBS’s Two Broke Girls, Disney’s That’s So Raven, TV Land’s Soul Man, and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm are some of the TV shows where she has displayed her talent in comedy.

She is also friends with comedians like Steve Harvey,  Loni Love, and Niecy Nash.

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Awards And Nominations

Throughout her career, Whitley is nominated twice and entitled once. In 2004, she was nominated for the BET Comedy Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Box Office movie for her work in Deliver Us From Eva.

Likewise, she was nominated for the 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for her work in The Bay.

Kym won the 7th Indie Series Awards in 2016 for The Bay for being the best guest actress.

Whitley’s Other Profession Except For Acting

Whitley does not only act but also has been involved in producing, writing, and directing. She has one credit each for directing and writing for The King Assasin show and the 1st Amendment Standup respectively.

Likewise, she has six credits as a producer on her IMDb profile. Some of them are Kim Whitley Ticketing, 35 and Ticking, Love Chronicles, etc.

The Physical Appearance Of Kym

Kym has a cheerful appearance with dark brown hair color and natural black eyes. However, her hair color and style are changed frequently. One week she has curly green hair and another week she has Pink straight hair.

About her Physical statistics, she stands tall with a height of 5 ft and 10 inches equivalent to 178 m and has maintained a weight of around 72 kg equivalent to 158 lbs.

Social Media Presence

Kym is an active user of social media and has created accounts on the major platforms of social media. She often posts on them and interacts with her close ones.

Her Facebook account Kym Whitley has more than 1.2 M followers. She shares funny compilations as well as some moments of the quality time she spent on Facebook. Likewise, she has an equal number of followers on her Instagram id too.

Kym uses Instagram under the username @kymwhitley which she uses to share her professional and personal life with the public. Also, her Twitter id @kymwhitley has more than 450k followers.

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