Whitley, Kym 1961–

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WHITLEY, Kym 1961–

(Kym E. Whitley)


Full name, Kym Elizabeth Whitley; born June 7, 1961, in Shaker Heights, OH. Education: Fisk University, B.A., theatre and art; studied improv theater with the Groundlings.

Addresses: Agent—Niche Entertainment LLC, 1801 East 170th Pl., South Holland, IL 60473; Origin Talent Agency, 4705 Laurel Canyon, Suite 306, Studio City, CA 91607. Publicist—Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates, 3699 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 850, Los Angeles, CA 90100; MBST Entertainment, 345 N. Maple Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress, producer, and writer. Works as a stand–up comedian; owns a comedy club; worked as an assistant for Arsenio Hall and Stevie Wonder; worked as production coordinator on several music videos; appeared in television commercial for Tide, 1999.

Member: Delta Sigma Theta, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity.


Film Appearances:

Nola Washington, Beverly Hood, 1999.

Suga, Next Friday, New Line Cinema, 2000.

(As Kym E. Whitley) Party guest, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (also known as The Klumps), Universal, 2000.

Host, Baby Boy, Columbia, 2001.

John–John, Mother, House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute, New Line Home Video, 2001.

Herself, Pass the Courvoisier, 2002.

Ormandy, Deliver Us from Eva, Focus Features, 2003.

Love Chronicles, Melee Entertainment, 2003.

(As Kym E. Whitley) Malibooty, Xenon Pictures, 2003.

(As Kym E. Whitley) Gladys, Along Came Polly, Universal, 2004.

Mrs. Thompson, Up against the 8 Ball, 2004.

Madame Opal, L.A. Dicks, 2004.

Also appeared in Street Wars; 25 Lighthouse; Angels of the City; Scrubbs.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Love Chronicles, Melee Entertainment, 2003.

Also worked as a production coordinator, The Second Coming.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Kym E. Whitley) Ms. Pigney, My Brother and Me, Nickelodeon, 1994.

Darice Mayberry, Sparks, UPN, 1996.

Host, Oh Drama!, Black Entertainment Television, 2000.

Herself, Discovery Health Celebrity Body Challenge, 2003.

Also appeared in 227, NBC; All That, Nickelodeon; as Jacque Edwards, Moesha, UPN.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Kym E. Whitley) Grace, Silk Hope, CBS, 1999.

Cheryl, A Private Affair, Black Entertainment Television, 2000.

(As Kym E. Whitley) Ms. Wells, What about Your Friends: Weekend Getaway, UPN, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Robin Givens (documentary), 2000.

Host, The 1st Annual BET Awards Pre–Show, Black Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Cohost, Girlfriends, syndicated, 1999.

Honey, The Catch, ABC, 2004.

Also appeared in The Tracy Morgan Show, NBC.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Spring Is in the Air," Vinnie & Bobby, Fox, 1992.

Muriel, "Wendell and Muriel's Wedding," The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1995.

Louisa, "Uptown Fright Night," Martin, Fox, 1995.

Danielle, "The Hood, the Bud & the Kelly: Part 2," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1996.

Phyllis, "Misery," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1998.

Kim, "Valentine J," Grown Ups, UPN, 2000.

Gertrude, "The Candidate," Moesha, UPN, 2000.

Gertrude, "Mama, I Want to Sing," The Parkers, UPN, 2001.

Gertrude, "Make a Joyful Noise," The Parkers, UPN, 2002.

Gertrude, "Road Trip," The Parkers, UPN, 2002.

Wanda, "Make Over," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2002.

Wanda, "The Anniversary: Parts 1 & 2," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2002.

Gertrude, "Amazing Grace," The Parkers, UPN, 2003.

Caramel Jones, "The Adventures in BeBe–Sitting," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Gertrude, "Can Two Wrongs Make a Right?," The Parkers, UPN, 2004.

(As Kym E. Whitley) Monena, "The Car Pool Lane," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004.

On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004.

Also appeared as Rose, The Sinbad Show, Fox; nurse, Significant Others, Bravo; in "Scrubs," Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon; Soul Train; Arli$$, HBO.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Oh Drama!, Black Entertainment Television, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Things That Lovers Do, 2003.

Also appeared as Tell Pharaoh, Karamu Playhouse, OH; Pepper, The Sirens, Rebirth Drama Company; Benetha, A Raisin the Sun, Karamu Playhouse; in Cultural Shock, Shenay Theatre of the Arts.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Sister Rosemary (some sources say Terry), Beauty Shop, U.S. cities; Burnetta, Living Room, U.S. cities; Mercedes, Comedy–n–the–Hood, U.S. cities.


Television Episodes:

Oh Drama!, Black Entertainment Television, 2000.



Kym Whitley Official Site,http://www.kymwhitley.net, July 15, 2004.

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