Who is Elaine Chappelle?
It is not easy to make people laugh on a daily basis; new jokes don’t come that easily for some people, but for Dave Chappelle, that isn’t the problem. He has become one of the most prominent comedians of the present day. However, let’s put his career aside; do you know his wife, Elaine Chappelle? Do you know where and when she was born and what she does all day? Well, if you want to find out this and more, stay with us for a while as we bring you closer to her in this article.
Elaine Chappelle Wiki: Age, Ethnicity, Childhood, Parents, and Education
Born Elaine Mendoza Erfe on the 31st August 1974 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, she is the daughter of Filipino immigrants, who settled in the US just a few months before Elaine was born, hoping to make life easier not just for them, but also for their offspring. All we know from her childhood is that she was raised as a Christian. Her education hasn’t been revealed to the public.
Marriage to Dave Chappelle
Elaine and Dave met in the late ‘90s, and started their relationship soon after their first meeting. Dave converted to Islam in 1998, and wanted Elaine to change her religion, which she did not accept. Despite their disagreements in regards to religion, they have apparently been quite happy together. The couple married on the 5th December 2001 and though several rumors of Dave being unfaithful emerged, none of them have been true. They have welcomed three children, daughter Sonal, and sons Sulayman and Ibrahim Chappelle. Since their marriage, Elaine has been focused on raising their children, and although she desired to become a chef, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom, and has used her cooking skills to make delicious meals for her family.
Elaine Chappelle Husband, Dave Chappelle
Now that we have covered all there is to know about Elaine, let’s share some information about her husband, the famous comedian, Dave Chappelle.
Born David Khari Webber Chappelle on the 24th August 1973, in Washington D.C. USA, he is the son of William David Chappelle III, who was a statistician and later a professor at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and his wife, Yvonne K. Chappelle Seon, who was a professor at Prince George’s Community College, Howard University, and also the University of Maryland. He has two older siblings, and also a step-brother and step-mother since his parents divorced and his father remarried.
After the divorce of his parents, Dave remained with his mother in Silver Spring, Maryland and later matriculated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he studied theatre arts.
From his early childhood, Dave made people laugh, and it reached a whole new level when he saw Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor in their comedy stints. He had no doubt that comedy was his true vocation, so once he finished his education, Dave left his hometown and settled in New York City, where he started pursuing his career.
Dave slowly developed his comedy routine in minor clubs, and after every performance was a bit more popular than before. This led him to the prestigious Apollo Theater and one of its notorious Amateur Nights. He was booed off the stage, which was no surprise as this was a frequent occurrence for new performers, but this only encouraged him further.
As promised- here's a staged candid shot of me having deep thoughts whilst on my motorcycle. pic.twitter.com/LCJZmNsn
— David Chappelle (@DaveChappelle) March 21, 2012
Rise to Stardom
His open mind helped him in a great way at the beginning of his career; it was the film “The Nutty Professor” and the role next to one of his idols, Eddie Murphy that helped him reach prominence. After the film became a complete success, Dave was a star in the making, and continued his career successfully, becoming one of the most renowned comedians. With the start of the 2000s, he worked with Comedy Central on his own “Dave Chappelle Show” which lasted from 2003 to 2006 when he quit the show. After this, he took a break from his career, which lasted until 2013 when he made his comeback. He has now been working with Netflix and has released a pair of Netflix specials “Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation” (2017), and “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” (2017), while most recently he portrayed George ‘Noodles’ Stone in the film “A Star Is Born” (2018).
Dave Chappelle Net Worth
Obviously he isn’t just a comedian, but also an actor, and has made a few appearances, in such films as “You ‘ve Got Mail” (1998), “Undercover Brother” (2002), and “Chi-Raq” (2015), among many others, which have also contributed to his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Dave Chappelle is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Chappelle’s net worth is over $42 million, which is highly impressive. Undoubtedly, his wealth will increase in the future, assuming that he successfully continues his career. He already has a few deals in process, such as the third Netflix special, among many other endeavors.