Lil Rel Howery Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Feb, 2019
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Date of Birth: 1979 , December-17
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
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Lil Rel Howery is an American actor and comedian famous for his role on the NBC's television comedy series The Carmichael Show as Robert Carmichael and as TSA officer Rod Williams in the thriller Get Out. He as of 2019, stars on the TV series Rel, which he co-produced and created. 

Early Life And Education Of Lil Rel Howery

Lil Rel Howery was born Milton Howery Jr. on December 17, 1979, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. under the star sign Sagittarius.  

CAPTION: A pro shot photo of Lil Rel. SOURCE: Pinterest

He was born to father Milton Howery and mother Nancy Howery. He is African-American by ethnicity and is American by nationality.  

Regarding his education, he joined 5th grade at Providence St. Mel School and left after studying 9th grade. He then went to Crane High School played basketball as well as wrote jokes and scripts. He was nicknamed Lil Rel because he reminded people of his cousin Darrel. 

Lil Rel Howery’s Career   

Lil Rel Howery started his career by performing at a local club on Chicago's East Side called the Lion's Den. He struggled for a bit but later went on to have a stellar career as a comedian.

He debuted on television by making an appearance on Last Comic Standing. In the same year, he joined the star cast of P. Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO.        

The video below is a sound up bit done by Lil Rel on The James Corden Show.

In 2014 he wrote, cast and produced the sketch series Friends of the People, after this in 2015 he appeared on Kevin Hart Presents: Lil Rel: RELevent which was a comedy special.

His breakthrough came in 2015 when he starred in The Carmichael Show as Robert ‘Bobby’ Carmichael. He did the show for 2 years and it ended in 2017.

Notably, in 2018 he starred in the show Rel which is co-created by him. The show is still airing with Howery as the main actor. The same year he appeared on The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.  

After this, he started voice acting in 2019 and voiced Goodberry in Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure along with Chuckles in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.   

He started his film career with the mega-hit thriller Get Out written by Oscar winner Jordan Peele. In the past, he worked with Kevin Hart, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sean John Combs (P Diddy). 

Lil Rel Howery’s Net Worth

Howery is a well-known name in the comedy industry and from his extraordinary career in show business, he amassed a net worth of $2 million. 

The average salary for a comedian is around $20,000, we can see why comedians often make jokes about stand up not being a real job. Similarly, the average actor makes around $9.39 an hour and the average producer earns around $51,966.    

Lil Rel Howery’s Personal Life

Howery is currently single as of February 2019, he is not in any public relationship with anyone. However, in the past, he was married to Verina Robinson. The couple married on November 24, 2008, and together they have 2 children. All was well until the couple got divorced in 2017 citing loyalty issues.

He later talked about his failed marriage in an interview with the New York Post.

“One of the things I love about Jay-Z and Beyoncé [is that] they talked about cheating,” the 38-year-old tells The Post. “People think that when you cheat . . . you did something wrong. Jay went and got help.”

He received backlash for this statement from Beyonce fans.  

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