Kym Whitley: Comedienne Gets Real For Oprah’s OWN

Comedienne Kym Whitley will star in a new reality series for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.  Whitley’s show is one of four new series optioned by Winfrey’s cable channel.

The comedic actress will front a show tentatively called “Raising Whitley” that will chronicle her life as a first-time mom.

Whitley adopted her son Joshua—the biological son of the comedienne’s mentee from the Big Sister program who left the child in the hospital maternity ward with only the Hollywood star’s contact information. After getting a call from the hospital telling her, “Your baby is ready for collection,” Whitley solicited her chaotic collective of friends—whom she calls “The Village”—to help her raise the child.

The Shaker Heights, Ohio-bred talent, who has been romantically linked to the rapper Nas and the late R&B singer Gerald Levert, is the voice behind the character Honeybee on the Adult Swim animated series, “Black Dynamite.”  She also played the role in the 2009 feature film that the animated series is based on.

Despite appearing on TV shows like NBC’s “Animal Practice,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” BET’s “Let’s Stay Together,” and UPN’s “The Parkers,” as well as in films like “Deliver Us From Eva,” “Fun with Dick and Jane,” and “The Perfect Man;” Whitley is still regularly mistaken for actress Jackée Harry. Whitley once played Harry’s twin on an episode of “227.”

Kym Whitley


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1 comment

  1. lilkunta 18 January, 2013 at 23:01 Reply

    wait wait wait. if kym was mentoring this young ady surely she knew she was pregnant. why did the young lady abandon the baby? why not have just taken the steps to give joshua to kym? this story isnt making sense. anyways, i will watch so i get a full understanding. cool for kym to be working with the MIGHTY O ! I had no idea she dated Nas! I cant picture them together.

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