Larry Wilmore Bio-Wiki, Age, Parents, Wife, Podcast, Blackish and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Larry Wilmore. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Wilmore do for a living?
  2. Who are Wilmore’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Wilmore’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Wilmore married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Wilmore have any children?
  6. Where is Wilmore now?
  7. How tall is Wilmore?
  8. How much money does Wilmore earn?
  9. What is Wilmore’s net worth?

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Who is Larry Wilmore?

Larry Wilmore is an American comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosted The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore in 2015 and 2016 and also served as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show from 2006 to 2014. Wilmore is also the creator of the sitcom The Bernie Mac Show.

The Larry Wilmore Show

Wilmore started hosting The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a late-night panel talk show that aired on Comedy Central on January 19, 2015. The show was a spin-off of The Daily Show, and also served as a replacement for The Colbert Report.

Bill Nye

The show was produced by Jon Stewart’s production company Busboy Productions being criticized for a controversial segment featuring Bill Nye in September 2015. That segment may have negatively affected viewership, with ratings down more than half from the year before. Comedy Central announced on August 18, 2016, that Wilmore’s show had been canceled. It ended on August 18, 2016, having run for 259 episodes.

Comedy Central

He began appearing regularly on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in 2006. There, he was billed as the “Senior Black Correspondent” or a derivative form of the title, such as the “Senior Executive Commander-in-Chief Who Happens To Be Black Correspondent” following the election of Barack Obama. Wilmore’s work on the show mostly centered on humorous observations of the Black experience in American society.

Hyperion published Wilmore’s I’d Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts, as “a faux collection of articles, essays, radio transcripts, and letters exploring the more ludicrous angles on race.”He originated the titular phrase I’d Rather We Got Casinos in a January 2007 Daily Show appearance.

A photo of Larry Wilmore
A photo of Larry Wilmore

Bill Simmons

He started hosting a podcast in May 2017 as part of The Ringer podcast network which is headed by Bill Simmons.

The Office

In the American television sitcom The Office, Wilmore was a consulting producer from 2005 to 2007, and also made an appearance on the show as Mr. Brown, during the episode, “Diversity Day” as a diversity consultant.

Black On The Air

Wilmore hosts the podcast Black on the Air where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.


Wilmore served as an executive producer for the ABC television series Black-ish. He joined the plot episode in 2014 as a showrunner. Anthony Anderson announced that Larry would be stepping down as showrunner early in the show’s run due to his forthcoming late-night show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore Age

Elister L. Wilmore was born on 30 October 1961 in Los Angeles County, California, U.S. He is 57 years old as of 2018.

Larry Wilmore Family

Who are  Wilmore’s parents?

Wilmore was born to parents Betty and Larry and raised in suburban Pomona and is from Evanston, Illinois. Wilmore was born catholic the third of six children.

Does Wilmore have siblings?

He has a brother Marc who is also a television writer, actor, and producer.

Larry Wilmore Education

Wilmore attended Damien High School in La Verne, California from where he graduated in 1979. He later enrolled at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona to study theatre. However, he dropped to pursue acting and stand-up comedy.

Larry Wilmore Wife

Wilmore married actress Leilani Jones in 1995 and the couple was in a marriage for 20 years till their divorce in 2015. The couple has two children together. He resided in San Marino, California with his family until he moved to New York City to work on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Larry Wilmore Net Worth

Wilmore has earned greatly through his extensive career in writing, comedy, and acting. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Larry Wilmore Movies





Date and Switch

Mr. Vernon



Professor Quincy


Dinner for Schmucks



I Love You, Man



The Ghost Writer

The Paramedic


Good-bye, Cruel World

Sergeant, Thug


The Laundromat

TV Shows





Difficult People

Larry Wilmore

The Mayor



White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Himself (host)


The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Himself (host)


Playing House

Dr. Ullman


Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

Principal Larry (voice)


Malibu Country

Mr. Clark



Instant Mom

Franklin Turner


Bullet in the Face

Racken’s Mafiosi #1

Race, Religion and Sex



Traffic Light


Love Bites

The Boss


Happy Endings

Mr. Forristal


Accidentally on Purpose

Dr. Roland


How I Met Your Mother

Dr. Greer


The Daily Show

Himself (correspondent)


Help Me Help You

Larry, Jimmy


The Office

Mr. Brown


The PJs

Various voices


Sister, Sister

Bus Driver


In Living Color



Sledge Hammer!

Mail Man, Terrorist #3


The Facts of Life

Officer Ziaukus

Larry Wilmore Twitter