Kym Whitley was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Khartoum, Sudan (Africa). Kym knew she was blessed with the gift to make people laugh, after a chance encounter with Redd Foxx, who told her she had “the Comedic Goods.” Kym began living her dream as a standup comedian in Hollywood. Kym Whitley became Hollywood’s go-to-girl with her smooth transition as a talented, comedic actress in numerous TV shows, namely, 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.” Kym completed production of her docu-series, “Raising Whitley” on the OWN network. You have seen Kym in the following films: “Haunted House 2”, “We Bought A Zoo”, “Fun with Dick and Jane”, “College Road Trip”, “The Nutty Professor” and “Next Friday” to name a few, and most recently in “Fist Fight” with Ice Cube.
Kym Whitley was nominated for a 2017 Daytime
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting, Guest Actress for her portrayal as Big
Candi, in the Emmy Nominated, “The Bay, The Series”, Digital Daytime
Drama Series. In addition, Ms. Whitley co-stars alongside Angela Bassett,
in the 2017 Primetime Emmy Winning episode of “Master of None” written
by the Emmy Winning Writers, Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari.
You can see Kym in Freeform’s (formerly
ABC/Family) sitcom ”Young & Hungry” wherein she has played the
hilarious character Yolanda for five years. Kym is also an accomplished
voice-over actress. Ms. Whitley has voiced the character, Honeybee on “Black
Dynamite: The Animated TV Series”, and the character, Melonee in the
Animated feature film, “Rango.”
Kym has reprised her critically-acclaimed role
in the new season of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Tuesday
and Thursday mornings you can laugh with Kym Whitley as she co-hosts with
Sherri Shepherd on the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Radio Show”
from 6-9AM. Lastly, Ms. Whitley has added “author” to her list of credits
with her 2018 debut novel “The Delusion of Cinderella”.
Kym Whitley created the “Don’t Feed Me”
campaign to enlighten the public of food allergies for adults and children,
namely for her most treasured possession, her son, Joshua.
Follow Kym Whitley on Facebook, Instagram and
Twitter @kymwhitley and visit “Don’t Feed Me”.org.