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What happened to Rickey Smiley Son? Bio | Age & Net Worth 2023

What happened to Rickey Smiley Son? Bio | Age & Net Worth 2023

Facts of Rickey Smiley

Full Name:Rickey Smiley
Birth Date:August 10, 1968
Age:55 years
Country:United States
Height: 6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
DivorceBrenda Morris
Net Worth$5 million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Body Size32-26-32 inches
Birth PlaceBirmingham, Alabama
EducationWoodlawn High School
FatherJames Smiley
MotherCarolina Smiley Lester
SiblingsCarolita Smiley Lester
KidsD’Essence Smiley, Brandon Smiley, Malik Smiley, and Aaryn Smiley
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An American Stand-up Comedian, Television Host, Actor, and Radio Personality, Rickey Smiley came to the limelight for his role in the sitcom Rickey Smiley Morning Show (2012), Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2006), and as the host of the ComicView program on BET in 2000 season. He was nominated for the NAMIC Vision Awards in 2018.

Early Life of Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley opened his eyes to this beautiful world on August 10, 1968, in Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America. In 2023, he turned 55 years old and his zodiac sign is Leo. By birth, his full name is Broderick Dornell Smiley. Usually, he blows off his birthday candle on the 10th of August every year.

Rickey’s father’s name is James Smiley and his mother’s name is Carolina Smiley Lester. He has a sister, Carolita Smiley Lester. By nationality, he holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed (African- American) ethnic background. Moreover, he has faith in Christianity religion.

Rickey Smiley holds Bachelor’s Degree

Rickey completed his high school education at Woodlawn High School. After that, he graduated from Tuskegee University. He completed his graduation from Alabama State University with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Rickey Smiley’s Marriage

Rickey was previously married to Brenda Morris. Their marital relationship lasted for twelve years. The couple had four children together. After his divorce from Brenda, he is single.

Rickey Smiley, Father of 10 kids

Rickey is the father of ten children. He shared his four biological children with his ex-wife and the remaining six of his children are adopted. The names of his biological children are D’Essence Smiley, Brandon Smiley, Malik Smiley, and Aaryn Smiley. His daughter Aaryn was shot during a road rage incident.

Rickey Smiley with his kids
Caption: Rickey with his kids (Photo: Instagram)

In 2023, D’Essence is 25 years old, Malik and Aaryn are 21 years old, but Brandon died at the age of 32. Rickey became the grandfather of two grandchildren. His grandson’s name is Grayson and his granddaughter’s name is Storm. In 2023, Grayson turned 6 years old while Storm turned 3 years old.

Rickey Smiley’s Net Worth

Rickey has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million. He earns this million amount from his primary source of income as an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality. According to some online resources, the average salary of an American stand-up comedian is $48,536, television host is $107,311 annually.

Rickey Smiley with his car
Caption: Rickey with his car (Photo: The Rickey Smiley Morning Show)

Height of Rickey Smiley

Rickey stands at a good height of 6 feet 1 inch tall and his body weight is approximately 78 kilograms. He has a perfect body structure that measures 32-26-32 inches. He has an alluring pair of brown color eyes and black colored hair.

Rickey Smiley’s Professional Career

  • Rickey performed his first performance at a Comedy Club in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • He began appearing in TV specials such as Def Comedy Jam, At the Apollo, and Snaps, an HBO feature.
  • Similarly, he was also seen in ‘Friday After Next’ in 2002 with the famous rapper and celebrity personality Ice Cube.
The Rickey Smiley Show poster
Caption: The Rickey Smiley Show poster (Photo: IMDB)
  • He is famous for his role in the sitcom Rickey Smiley Morning Show (2012), and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2006).
  • His shows feature trademark prank calls, as well as information, news,  and the latest hip-hop music.
  • Besides that, some of his prank calls are popular such as, Buried Alive, Uncle Melvin, Come Over, And churches among others.

FAQs of Rickey Smiley

Were Rickey Smiley and Claudia Jordan in a Relationship?

No, Rickey and Claudia Jordan weren’t in a relationship. Their relationship was just a rumor. Rickey denied the rumors saying,

“If I ever get married again, it will be to somebody who can hold an intelligent conversation.”

Does Rickey Smiley have a podcast?

Yes, Rickey has a podcast. His podcast’s show name is Rickey Smiley Morning Show Podcast.

What happened with Rickey Smiley and Porsha Williams?

Rickey and Porsha are co-hosts of the show Dish Nation. Both of them have feeling for each other but couldn’t date because mixing business with pleasure just isn’t a good idea.

Are Tavis Smiley and Rickey Smiley related?

No, Tavis and Rickey aren’t related to each other. They aren’t related to each other though they have the same surname.

What happened to Rickey Smiley’s son?

Rickey Smiley’s son, Brandon Jamaad passed away at the age of 32. The cause of his death was a drug overdose.