Dave Chappelle whose full name is David Khari Webber Chappelle is a famous stand-up comedian cum actor who is best recognized for his comedy television series ‘Chappelle’s Show’. The 45 years’ comedian is successful in his professional life is also having the same faith in his personal life, as he is married for more than 15 years with wife, Elaine Mendoza Erfe who is also known as Elaine Chappelle. The couple still has a strong bond with each other. Scroll down on this article, we will disclose all the possible detail of Dave life.
Dave is happily married for 15 years to Elaine Mendoza Erfe, a native New Yorker. She was born on August 31, 1974, with a Philippine ancestry. Her parents had migrated from the Philippines shortly after her birth.
She was previously hesitant to date Dave, as she was not used to people who have loud personalities. She manages a couple of rental properties that her husband Dave purchased across Ohio.
Together Dave Chappelle and Elaine Erfe have three kids, two sons Ibrahim Chappelle and Sulayman Chappelle and a daughter Sonal Chappelle. All of his kids are of a very young age, so they all are busy with their school level studies.
Dave made lots of joke about his kids in his comedy shows and his kids also have no problem with it. It seems like that, Dave has taught his children about the comedy in a very well manner.
Sulayman Chappelle is the elder son of Dave Chappelle. Sulayman is an Arabic name, Soloman. The name Sulayman means a wealthy king of Israel who succeeded his father, King David in an Arabic. Dave sometimes makes a joke Sulayman calling King David.
Ibrahim Chappelle is the second child(son) of the Dave Chappelle and Elaine Mendoza Erfe. Ibrahim is an Arabic name for Abraham. The meaning of his name is the father of faith. Not like other celebrity kid, he has preferred to stay away from the limelight.
Sonal Chappelle is the younger daughter of Dave Chappelle. Her other name is Sanna. She was born in the year 2009.
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The comedian cum actor, Dave Chappelle net worth is estimated to be around $42 million as of 2018. The comedian holds the success of The Chappelle’s Show, to be the reason. He is due to receive $60 million after the completion of his three comedy specials for Netflix.
He owns a 65-acre ranch in Ohio. David owns a Ducati motorbike, a Lexus LS 460 worth $72,520-120,440 and a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe worth $440,825.
His first performance was at Harlem’s most famous Apollo Theater. There he was booed onstage by the infamous “Amateur Night” audience. David later said that this performance was the one that actually gave him the courage to keep continuing with his comical career. In 1992, his appearance in Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam gave him fruitful critical acclaims. It was his performance on this show that eventually dragged him to the limelight. He was now being too late night reality shows, notably “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Howard Stern Show”, as a regular host.
Moreover, he was also offered the role of Benjamin Buford Bubba Blue in FORREST GUMP, but he turned down the offer. He later instead parodied the movie in 1997, Bowl of Pork, where he plays the role of a dim-witted black guy. Dave has co-starred with his all-time influence Eddie Murphy, in in the 1986 movie The Nutty Professor. He also got a minor role in Con Air, an action movie featuring Nicholas Cage. David and Neal Brennan co-wrote the cult stoner movie HALF BAKED. The movie was his first starring role. The movie is about a group of marijuana-smoking friends who help their other friend to get out of bars.
In 2000, Chappelle recorded Killing Them Softly, in Washington, DC, his first one-hour long HBO special.
In 2003, he debuted his first personal sketch comedy show on Comedy Central, named Chappelle’s Show. Due to its huge success, Viacom offered him a $55 million dollar contract for two more years. Chappelle later stated he hated doing sketches, which were more short films and quit the show in 2005.
He was also the star and the producer for his documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, which portrays him hosting free concerts in the neighborhood of Brooklyn.
After this career hit a major setback and he wandered off to South Africa. The media was flooded with rumors that Dave left for his rehabilitation, as he was on drugs. This accuses have been strictly denied by the actor.
So, he returned for his first major New York City special in 2014, where he performed 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall.
David Khari Webber Chappelle was born to William David Chappelle III and Yvonne k Chappelle Seon on August 24, 1973, in Washington DC. He was the youngest of three children. David has a stepmother and a stepbrother too. He is the grandson of Bishop William D. Chappelle.
His parents were both professors. His father taught at Antioch College in Yellow Springs. Ohio and his mother worked at the Howard University. His mother later went to the University of Maryland, while she was still serving as a Unitarian minister. David was just 6 years of age when his parents split. He went to live with his mother and visited his father who stayed in Ohio during summers.
As per Dave Chappelle education, he has attended the Woodlin Elementary School, Maryland. In 1991 he graduated from Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts with a college degree in theatrical arts.