Rickey Smiley Bio

(Stand-up comedian, TV host, actor, radio personality)

Relationship Statistics of Rickey Smiley

What is Rickey Smiley marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Divorce
How many children does Rickey Smiley have ? (name):Four (D'Essence Smiley, Brandon Smiley, Malik Smiley, Aaryn Smiley)
Is Rickey Smiley having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Rickey Smiley gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Currently, Rickey Smiley is divorced. He is the father of six children. Four of the children, D’Essence, Brandon, Malik, and Aaryn are his biological children and the remaining children are stated to be adopted.

However, he has not disclosed any piece of information regarding his wife and separation from her.

Rickey has not been involved in any relationships since his separation. He said in one of his interviews that he is not looking to get involved in any relationships at present.

Who is Rickey Smiley?

Rickey Smiley is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality. People mostly know him for his prank phone calls.

In addition, he is also the host of the nationally syndicated ‘Rickey Smiley Morning Show’ which is based in Atlanta.

Rickey Smiley: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Rickey was born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 10, 1968. After the untimely death of his father, his grandparents raised him.

His mother’s name is Carolita Smiley Lester. He belongs to All-American ethnicity and his sibling is Karon.

Talking about his education, Rickey attended Woodlawn High School. Later, he graduated from there and joined Tuskegee University for a brief period of time.

Rickey Smiley
Caption: Rickey Smiley Family (Source: Alabarna)

Eventually, he received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1992 from Alabama State University.

Rickey Smiley: Professional Life, Career, Net worth

Initially, Rickey Smiley displayed his comic talents at home among his family members. His first performance was at a Comedy Club in Birmingham, Alabama.

Rickey began to appear in TV specials like ‘Def Comedy Jam’, ‘at the Apollo’, and ‘Snaps’, an HBO feature. In addition, he starred in the full-length movie, ‘Friday After Next’, alongside famous rapper and celebrity personality, Ice Cube in 2002. He also hosted the 2000 season of BET’s ‘ComicView’ program.

Additionally, he became the morning show personality for radio station KBFB in Dallas, Texas in April 2004.  The show features the trademark prank calls, as well as news, information and the latest hip-hop music. Later, he signed a deal with Syndicated One to take the show nationwide in 2008. ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’ is now heard on a number of mainstream urban radio stations.

Some of the songs that he has released include ‘Roll Tide’, and ‘We Miss Robert’. Furthermore, some of his famous prank calls include ‘Buried Alive’, ‘Come Over’, ‘Uncle Melvin’, ‘Churches’ among others.

Rickey has not revealed his salary at present. Currently, he has a net worth of $6 million.


Rickey won the 2017 Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for the best network/syndicated personality of the year.

Furthermore, ‘The Rickey Smiley Show’ was nominated for the Vision Award in 2014. It had won the same award in 2013.

Rickey Smiley: Rumors, and Controversy

There was a rumor that Rickey might be dating his co-star Claudia Jourdan from his morning show ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’. There was also a rumor that he might be gay.

Furthermore, he became part of some controversies after his son Malik made a controversial statement about black women. Later, he stated that he would apologize soon.

In addition, some of his prank calls have sometimes offended people so his show is controversial at times.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about his body measurement, Rickey Smiley has a height of 6 feet and weight is 70 kg. Furthermore, his hair color and eye color is black.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Rickey is quite active over social media.

He has more than 1.5M followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 1M followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 300K followers.

He also has his own YouTube channel and website.


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