Elaine Chappelle Biography
|Date of Birth:||1974 , August-31|
|Age:||45 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||Elaine Mendoza Erfe|
|Birth Place/City||Brooklyn, New York|
|Ethnicity||Multiracial Brown American|
|Married to||Dave Chappelle|
|Children||Sonal Chappelle, Sulayman Chappelle, and Ibrahim Chappelle|
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine Chappelle is known for being a wife of comedian and actor Dave Chappelle who is also the co-creator of Chappelle's Show. She is a housewife by choice and is a perfect description of any woman who works behind the scenes to make their man successful.
Early Life And Education Of Elaine Chappelle
Elaine Chappelle was born Elaine Mendoza Erfe in Brooklyn, New York on 31 August 1974, under the birth sign Virgo. She is the daughter of Philippine immigrants and was raised with the traditional Christain Beliefs.
Her parents migrated from Philippine to settle in the United States earlier to Chappelle's birth with the dreams of being able to build a bright life and future for their family.
Elaine did her schooling from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Elaine Chappelle's Career
Elaine Chappelle is a housewife by choice but prior to her marriage, she wanted to be a chef. Chappelle is a proud housewife and homemaker. He had once appeared in a backstage segment of ‘The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium’.
On the other hand, her husband Dave Chappelle is a popular stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is mostly known for his appearances in movies and television shows like You've Got Mail, Buddies, The Nutty Professor, Undercover Brother, and Half Baked. He gained international fame from his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show.
Elaine Chappelle's Net Worth And Salary
As per online sources, both Elaine and Dave together have a net worth over $75 million. Dave's net worth is estimated to be around $42 million. He collected a hefty amount of $60 million from his Netflix deal and an additional $3 million from comedy shows in 2016.
Dave also made a total of $60 million to deliver three comedy specials to the streaming company in 2017. The deal includes the rights to his 3 new specials, at $20 million per special. He was allegedly offered $20 million a special and has been said that his specials will grab a lot of press and bring in new subscribers.
Dave bought a 65-acre farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He drives a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe worth more than $400 thousand and a Lexus LS 460 valued $80 thousand. In the year 1996, he was a cast in the box office hit movie The Nutty Professor which grossed over $274 million worldwide. In the movie, he appeared along with Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett, and James Coburn.
The couple resides in a lavish house with luxurious facilities.
Elaine Chappelle's Personal Life And Married Life With Her Husband Dave
Elaine Chappelle is happily married to her longtime boyfriend Dave Chappelle, a well-known comedian as well as an actor. They tied a knot after dating for a couple of years in 2001. Very few people knew about Elaine and Dave Chappelle's relationship because of the secrecy of the relationship.
The couple revealed their affair to the media and public at the annual Philippines-American picnic in Dayton, Ohio. They have three lovely children, two boys, and a little girl. Sulayman Chappelle, Ibrahim Chappelle, and Sonal Chappelle.
Since their marriage, the couple has maintained a sound relationship with each other. As of 2019, Chappelle and her family are living in Yellow Springs Ohio, on a 65-acre ranch which is near to Antioch College where her husband's father taught music.
She is an asset to her husband, encouraging him and shielding him from media assault. Most prominently was when Dave Chappelle walked away from the popular show, Chappelle's Show at the height of its popularity. There were many speculations that the reason for his exit was due to his mental health issues and drug addiction-he could not deal with his father's death.
He returned to his wife and children and disappeared from the media for seven years. During that time, it was Elaine who supported him and helped him to overcome his issues. It was 2013 when Dave finally returned to touring and stand-up comedy. At that time, he became a much healthier and happier person and people also find changes in his comedy contents.
He credits all the success to his wife. As per Dave, Elina taught him to live and laugh again.
Elaine Chappelle with her husband Dave is also engaged in many non-profit projects. In August 2019, the comedian also organized the Gem City Shine Charity event that also included a number of well-known artists like Stevie Wonder, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, and more.