Who is Elaine Chappelle?

Elaine Mendoza Erfe, also known as Elaine Chappelle, was born on 31 August 1974 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Brooklyn, New York City USA. She is probably best recognized for being the wife of Dave Chappelle, known for being a writer, stand-up comedian, actor and producer.

How rich is she, as of now? Elaine Chappelle Net Worth

Being the wife of a millionaire, Elaine Chappelle is also a millionaire. She enjoys the wealth of her famous husband Dave Chappelle, who is considered as one of the best stand-up comedians of all time. As of early 2021, his net worth is estimated at over $50 million, including luxury properties in Xenia, Ohio.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Education

Elaine Chappelle spent her early years in Brooklyn, where she was raised by her parents, who are Filipino who emigrated from the Philippines to the US before she was born. The names of her parents haven’t been revealed to the public, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or not. She holds American nationality, and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. She is a Christian. Regarding her education, Elaine hasn’t revealed any details.

Love Story with Dave Chappelle

Elaine Chappelle met her future husband Dave Chappelle back in the 1990s, when he moved to Brooklyn to pursue his professional career as a comedian. They immediately fell in love and started their relationship. After dating for a while, the lovebirds walked down the aisle at a private wedding ceremony in 2001.

They have three children together – Elaine gave birth to their son named Sulayman in 2001, welcomed their second son named Ibrahim on 11 April 2003, and their third child, a daughter named Sanaa was born in 2009. The family of five now resides on a 65-acre farm nearby Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Elaine Chappelle has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), her weight is around 120lbs (55kgs), while her vital statistics are 34-27-34. Her bra size is 33B, her shoe size is 6 (US), while her dress size is unknown.

Who is her husband? Dave Chappelle Short Wiki/Bio

David Khari Webber ‘Dave’ Chappelle was born on 24 August 1973 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Washington D.C. USA. He was raised in Silver Springs, Maryland by his parents, William David Chappelle III and Yvonne K. Chappelle Seon, both of whom were professors at universities.

Elaine and Dave Chappelle

He has a brother named William and a sister named Felicia. He attended Woodlin Elementary School, but upon his parents’ divorce, Dave relocated with his mother to Washington D.C. then after matriculating, furthered his education at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, graduating with a degree in Theatre Arts in 1991.

Career Beginnings

Dave Chappelle started pursuing his career as a full-time stand-up performer right after his graduation, making his debut performance at the Apollo Theater, but was booed off the stage. Nonetheless, he didn’t give up and continued to perform, and it wasn’t long until he won critical acclaim, for his appearance in the HBO show “Def Comedy Jan” (1992), which opened more opportunities for him.

In no time, he became a regular guest in such late-night TV shows as “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, “The Howard Stern Show”, and “The Late Show With David Letterman”, to name a few. In addition, Dave started his acting career by making his debut film appearance with the role of Ahchoo in Mel Brooks’ 1993 comedy film “Robin Hood: Men In Tights”. It was followed by his portrayal of Ozzie in the comedy crime film “Undercover Blues” in the same year, then had the part of Ron in the 1994 comedy film “Getting In”, directed by Doug Liman.

Rise to Fame

In 1996, Dave made a guest appearance in the episode “Talk To Me” of the ABC sitcom “Home Improvement”, and was then invited to create his own sitcom, entitled “Buddies”, which was aired on ABC; however, it was canceled after only five episodes due to low ratings.

At the time, he wanted to quit his career since he was overwhelmed with grief because of the death of his father. Luckily, he returned and landed the role of Reggie Warrington in the 1996 sci-fi comedy “The Nutty Professor”, alongside Eddie Murphy, then featured as ‘Pinball’ Parker in Simon West’s action thriller film “Con Air”, next to Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich, and portrayed Zee in the romantic comedy film “The Real Blonde”, both in 1997.

In the following year, Dave wrote, produced and took the role of Thurgood Jenkins in the cult stoner film “Half Baked”, had the part of Kevin Jackson in the romantic comedy film “You’ve Got Mail”, alongside Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, and performed stand-up in “HBO Comedy Half-Hour”. He then played Tulley in the 1999 buddy cop comedy “Blue Streak”, and starred as Rusty P. Hayes in the 2000 comedy crime film “Screwed”.

Later that year, he released his debut stand-up special, “Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly”.

Continued Success and “Chappelle’s Show”

In 2002, Dave starred in the small role of a conspiracy brother in the racial satirical film “Undercover Brother”, directed by Malcolm D. Lee. During the same year, he achieved international popularity when he co-created the critically acclaimed satirical comedy sketch “Chappelle’s Show”, alongside famous comedian Neal Brennan, which he also produced and hosted. The show premiered on Comedy Central on 22 January 2003, and ran for two seasons, after which the network offered him a $55-million contract to continue with the show for two more seasons, however, he didn’t accept the offer because he isn’t a huge fan of sketches.

After numerous delays, he continued to work on the third season, but eventually quit.

Further Work

After leaving “Chappelle’s Show”, Dave continued to occasionally perform stand-up comedy. In December 2007, he set the stand-up endurance record of six hours and 12 minutes, and between 2009 and 2010, he guest-starred in three episodes of the Laugh Factory series. His big comeback to full-time stand-up comedy happened in 2013, and in the next year, he performed ten nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Afterwards, he continued to further pursue his acting career, taking the role of Morris in the 2015 music comedy-drama “Chi-Raq”, directed by Spike Lee.

In 2016, he made his hosting debut in the late-night live comedy sketch and variety show “Saturday Night Live”, which led him to win the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in A Comedy Series.

Recent Projects and Grammys

In 2017, Dave Chappelle issued four stand-up specials for Netflix, including “Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation”, “The Age Of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live At The Hollywood Palladium”, “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity”, and “Deep In The Heart Of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live At Austin City Limits”, which earned him the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

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His two other specials, “Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation” and “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity”, earned him his second Grammy Award in the same category in the following year.

In 2018, Dave also portrayed George ‘Noodles’ Stone in the romantic drama “A Star Is Born”, next to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga; for his performance, he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Cast in a Motion Picture. He then won his third consecutive Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for his next Netflix special, entitled “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones”, which out came in 2019. It also earned him the 2020 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. The same year, he released the special “Dave Chappelle: 8:46” via YouTube.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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