Paul Mooney wiki, bio, net worth, stand up, wife, age, comedian
Paul Mooney is an American stand-up comedian, writer, TV and film actor and a social critic. He is the native of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Although he is known by the name Paul Mooney, as a child, he was named as Paul Gladney. He came into this world on 4th August of the year 1941 which has now made him reach at the age of 74. When he was 7 years old, he moved to Oakland, California along with his parents. He is the son of George Gladney and wife LaVoya Ealy. He was raised up primarily by his grandmother named I may Ealy who is known as Mama among the family. Mama changed his nicknamed to Mooney after the original Scarface actor Paul Muni
At the beginning of his career, Mooney became ringmaster with Gatti-Charles Circus. During that time, he always found himself writing the comedy and telling jokes which would later help him to land the first professional work as a writer for Richard Pryor.
Mooney was the head writer for the first year of In Living Color in Fox inspiring the character Homey D. Clown which was played by Damon Wayans. Later, he went to portray as the father of Wayans in Spike Lee movie Bamboozled as comedian Junebug. After that, he initially made his appearance in sketches Ask a Black Dude and Mooney at the Movies on Comedy Central’s Chappelle's Show. In 2007, he hosted BET tribute to the Black History month titled as 25 Most @#%! Moments in Black history. In that show, he narrated some of most shameful incidents that involved African Americans since 1980.
Some of Mooney’s TV works include Good Times, Sanford and Son, In Living Color, Real Husbands of Hollywood, The Larry Sanders Show, Saturday Night Live, The Richard Pryor Show and more. Additionally, he had also starred in multiple movies which also include Homie Spumoni, The Godfather of Comedy, Call Me Claus, The Old Settler, The N-Word, Bitter Jester, Know Your History: Jesus if Black: so was Cleopatra, The Ketchup King, Analysing White America, It’s The End of the World and many more.
Mooney has been active in this field since 1965 and since then, he has been so successful and gained a large number of fans following.
Mooney stands at towering height of six feet and half inches that are 1.84 m. As he was born in the month August, his zodiac sign is Leo. He is of Black ethnicity and is of American nationality. Mooney has worked very hard during his early career. He had now made himself earn the estimated net worth of $500 thousand. He had already got married as well as divorced too. There is no any news found about his wife. Additionally, he also has four children who have been named as Daryl, Dwayne, Shane, and Symeon. Besides that, to get more information related to his bio, family background, and other activities, you can follow him on his Instagram and Twitter account.