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D.L. Hughley Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Wife, Kids, Height

D.L. Hughley Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Wife, Kids, Height

Facts of Darrel Lynn Hughley

Full Name: Darrel Lynn Hughley
Birth Date: March 6, 1963
Age: 59 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor, Comedian
Country: United States
Horoscope: Pisces
Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
HusbandLaDonna Hughley
MarriedLaDonna Hughley (1986)
Net Worth$10 million
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California
EducationSan Pedro High School
FatherCharles Hughley
MotherAudrey Hughley
KidsKyle Aaris Hughley, Tyler Whitney Hughley, Ryan Nicole Hughley
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D.L Hughley is an actor, political commentator, stand-up comedian as well as a radio host. He is popular for hosting ComicView on BET between 1992 and 1993.

Early Life

D. L. Hughley was born on 6th March 1963 in Los Angeles, California, the USA as a Darryl Lynn Hughley. His sun sign is Pisces. The names of his parents’ are Audrey Hughley and Charles Hughley. His father, Charles is a maintenance worker at Delta Air Lines. 

He is an American and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. Concerning his education, he studied at San Pedro High School. 

Is D.L. Hughley Married?

Hughley is a married man. He married LaDonna Hughley in February 1986. The couple met for the first time during his work as the sales representative for a telephone company for the Los Angeles Times.

Then after getting identified with each other, the couple started dating. The duo was spotted in various programs and events together. Moreover, they shared three children together; a son named Kyle Hughley in 1988 and two daughters named Ryan Hughley in 1987, and Tyler Hughley in 1991.

D.L Hughley with his wife, LaDonna Hughley
Caption: D.L Hughley with his wife, LaDonna Hughley

Unfortunately, his son is suffering from a neurological condition called Asperger syndrome. It is considered to be an elevated functioning form of autism and has the ability to lead to difficulty in interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and also uneasiness in trying new things. Hughley has discussed his son’s syndrome on many occasions and has helped similar kids.

Hughley revealed in an interview with Angela Yee in 2017 that he had affair early in his marriage which resulted in his mistress getting pregnant after which she had a son who was shaken to death by his mistress’ boyfriend.

What is D.L. Hughley’s Net Worth and Salary?

Currently, Hughley has an estimated net worth of around $10 million as of 2022. From his roles as an actor and a standup comedian.

Apart from that, in the year 2003, the actor was cast in the movie Scary Movie 3 which turned out to be a box office hit grossing more than $220 million worldwide against its production cost of $48 million.

Body Measurement (Height and Weight)

Hughley has a perfect height of 5 feet 7 inches along with an average weight of 75 kg. In addition, he has black hair and light brown eyes.

D.L Hughley, Stand-up comedian
Caption: D.L Hughley, Stand-up comedian

TV Shows

Afterward, Hughley left ComicView and proceeded to write, produce and star in his own series The Hughleys in 1998. Darryl hosted this television sitcom series in 2002. Hughley left most of his work to enjoy time with his family.

Later on, he returned in 2005 to release a stand-up comedy album titled “D.L. Hughley: Notes From The GED Section”. Due to his popularity as a host and a comedian, Hughley became the host of the BET Awards in 2008. There was an announcement made by NBC in June 2010 and even ordered a game show pilot that hugely would host.

It was titled  Who’s Bluffing Who? At the very same time, Hughley became a special guest moderator for one day of The View on ABC. Similarly, Hughley was scheduled by TBS to guest star in its Glory Daze and also to become a guest host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

D.L Hughley, Stand-up comedian
Caption: D.L Hughley, Stand-up comedian

He was seen as a contestant in the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars. Darryl became partners with the two-time champion Cheryl Burke. Next year, he became the co-host in the television show Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. Darryl became the host and writer of the comedic news show on CNN titled D.L.

Hughley breaks the News that aired on Saturday, 25th October 2008. This show covers global happenings in politics, entertainment, sports, and also pop culture due to which it has high ratings.

But due to Hughley’s desire to work in Los Angeles and be closer to his family, CNN announced on 9th March 2009 that he would be ending the show. Nevertheless, Darryl showed his keenness to work with CNN as a Los Angeles-based contributor for the network.

Books and Achievements

Apart from that, he has authored three books. On 31st July 2012, Hughley published his first book titled I Want You to Shut the fuck Up: How the Audacity of Dope Is Ruining America by Crown Archetype Press.  

His second and third books are “Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years” and “How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People.

In addition, he is a local radio personality and an interviewer in New York City. D.L was briefly seen as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars 2013 season.

After that, he began working as an on-air radio personality on 20th July 2009 when his show The D.L. Hughley Morning Show premiered on WRKS/WEPN at 98.7 Kiss FM. It aired from 6-10 am and was listened to by many and adored by thousands.

Continuously, REACH media announced exclusively on 12th August 2013 that they finalized a deal with Darryl and he would be the host of The D.L Hughley Show. The distributor was Cumulus Media Networks which was a new nationally syndicated afternoon drive show.


  • As his interest was in comedy from an early age, he wanted to pursue a comedian career in the entertainment arena.
  • Hughley went on to work in a stand-up comedy program on BET known as ComicView.
  • He worked as a host in ComicView from 1992 to 1993.