The Life of Dave Chappelle

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  • Born in Washington D.C.

    Born in Washington D.C.
    His father was William David Chappelle. His mother was Yvonne Chappelle.
  • Dave's parents separate.

    Dave's parents separate.
    Parents separate from each other and Dave spends his summers at Ohio living with his dad.
  • Graduated from Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts

    Graduated from Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts
    Majored in Theatre Arts
  • First major role in movies

    First major role in movies
    Played a role as "Achoo" in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
  • Starred in the Nutty Proffessorf

    Starred in the Nutty Proffessorf
    Appeared as a nightclub comedian in the 1996 comedy The Nutty Professor starring Eddie Murphy.
  • First HBO Special

    First HBO Special
    Recorded in the show Killing Them Softly.
  • Made his first comedy show

    Made his first comedy show
    Had his own show called, "The Chappelle Show."
  • Season Three turbulence

    Season Three turbulence
    In Sacramento, California, Chappelle walked off the stage after berating his audience with a phrase that he uses today in his show.
  • His return to comedy

    His return to comedy
    Chappelle performed impromptu stand-up shows in Los Angeles. He then went on a tour which began in Newport, Kentucky
  • Lives with his family

    Lives with his family
    Chappelle lives with his wife Elaine, two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and daughter Sonal, on a 65-acre farm.