W. Kamau Bell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Jul, 2019
Facts of W. Kamau Bell
Name W. Kamau Bell
Birth Name Walter Kamau Bell
Father Walter Bell
Mother Janet Bell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Palo Alto, California
Ethnicity Black
Profession Comedian
Working For Television
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Weight in KG 113 kg
Famous for Stand-up comedy
Married Yes
Married to Melissa Bell m. 2009
Children Sami Bell, Juno Bell
Divorce N/A
TV Show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
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W. Kamau Bell, a stand-up artist and TV presenter who is famous for his no-holds-barred approach to tackling politics, race and social issues in his performance. He is a host of a former FXX TV’s late-night comedy show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He hosts the CNN documentary series United Shades of America.

He began his career as a podcast host in several comedy topics including sociopolitical and community activist. He is married to Dr. Mellissa Hudson since 2009. 

Early Life And Education Of W. Kamau Bell 

Walter Kamau Bell best known as W.Kamau Bell is a well-known American television host and stand-up comedian. He was born on January 26, 1973, and grew up in Chicago and Alabama. The heir of Walter Bell who served as chairmen of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, Alabama’s Insurance Commission, and author Janet Cheatham Bell, who founded a self-publishing Corporation.

He is a socio-political comedian popularly known as the host of the former FXX television series Totally Biased with W.Kamau Bell. From April 24, 2016, he started as a host of the CNN original series United Shades of America.

W. Kamau Bell's Career

Bell certified from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and before dropping out of the college he also attended the University of Pennsylvania. Then he started his long-life dream to be a comedian.

CAPTION: American stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell SOURCE: The Mercury News

After the beginning of his career as a socio-political comedian, he turned into an establishing founder of the comedy collective “Laughter Against the Machine” and has been highlighted in some of the prominent podcasts and distributors, like Citizen Radio, WTF with Marc Maron, etc.

His first comic drama collection, One Night Only, was discharged in 2007. His subsequent collection, Face Full of Flour, was discharged in 2010.

The latter named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by and Punchline Magazine and iTunes.

Bell was voted San Francisco's best entertainer by the San Francisco Weekly, 7×7 Magazine, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Later he joins as a host in FXX television series and currently, working as a host for CNN.

W. Kamau Bell's Net Worth

Kamau is one of the popular stand-up artists in the world. He has garnered a hefty amount of net worth from his comic career. According to some sources, his net worth is to be around $1.1 million, as of June 2018. But, the figure is not confirmed officially. 

According to a source, stand-up comedian earns $150K plus per annum as per their shows and experiences. So, he is one of the experienced comics and believed that he makes more money than average earns.

He is 6 feet 4 inches tall and of 250 pounds weighs. 

W. Kamau Bell's Personal Life

Bell is a married man. Bell is married to Dr. Melissa Hudson Bell, Ph.D. since 2009. They have been together since 2009. When asked about the first meeting they once said in an interview that Kamau was coordinating one individual show that featured a companion of Melissa's.

Her companion, Jill, employed Melissa to run the tech corner. Jill had portrayed Melissa to the bell as a student, and she had depicted bell to Melissa as a theater chief. So when they met, they were both astounded.

CAPTION: W. Kamau Bell with his family SOURCE: MSNBC

Walter expected a 19-year-old school but she was a graduate student and Melissa expected some more established, grizzled theater chief. I was a fresh-faced best in a class comic with dreadlocks in braids.

Well, apart from being in interracial relationships their marriage became successful love does conquer everything doesn’t matter which nationality, color, the religion you are. They have two beautiful daughters together.

On January 26, 2015, Bell and his significant other Melissa were included in an occurrence at a bistro in Berkeley, California, which Bell charged was racially motivated. Bell immediately posted his rendition of the occasion on the web, which started a debate in the media. Later, it was all sorted out. 

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Walter Kamau Bell is 46 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth Sign: Aquarius
  • Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 250 pounds( 113 Kg).
  • He has a black color hair as well as eyes color.