Larry Wilmore
Larry Wilmore
Real Name/Full Name Elister Larry Wilmore
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Larry Wilmore
Birth Place: Los Angeles County, California, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: October 30, 1961
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 168 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father– Larry
Mother – Betty Wilmore
Siblings: 5 siblings
School: Damien High School
College: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Religion: Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: John Wilmore, Lauren Wilmore
Profession: American comedian, writer, producer, actor
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: May 2023

Larry Wilmore is an American writer, comedian, actor as well as a producer. He has performed many comedy stage shows and has hosted TV shows. He also has a podcast since 2017 in which he interviews guests and talks about the current affairs of the world. His shows focused on the African-Americans, and his sitcoms also have excellent support to those people.

He was known as the “Senior Black Correspondent” during Obama’s elections. He seems to be never afraid about anyone to speak up and support his people on National TV. Let us explore more about Larry Wilmore’s life in this article.

Well, how well do you know about Larry Wilmore? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Larry Wilmore’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Larry Wilmore to date.

Biography and Early Life

Larry was born in Los Angeles County, California, on 30th October 1961. His parents were Betty and Larry Wilmore. Larry grew up in the Pomona suburbs with his five siblings. His younger brother was Marc Wilmore, who wrote Simpsons and is also an actor and producer. As a child, Larry was fascinated by science, magic, and science-fiction, which he later used in his career.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Larry Wilmore in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Larry Wilmore’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 29th May 2023 having been born on 30 October 1961. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 168 lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms.


Larry attended Damien High School, La Verne, California. He was raised a catholic and was brought up in a Catholic school as well. Larry was a bright student and was encouraged by his teachers. He was the class monitor quite often and took his responsibilities well. After he graduated from Damien High School, Larry attended California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. He chose Theatre as his major over there, but later, he dropped out to follow his passion.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

The Wilmore’s have always kept their personal life out of the spotlight. Larry prefers to keep his personal issues private. He married Leilani Jones in 1995 and has two children, Lauren and John. Sadly, they divorced in 2015. He hasn’t been seen with anybody after that yet. He now stays in New York City.

Is Larry Wilmore Gay?

Larry Wilmore is straight. He is not gay or bisexual. Though Larry has done many shows and campaigns to support LGBTQ, he has no past records of having a relationship with a man. He was married to Leilani, and they divorced later. Since then, he is single and stays in the US.

Professional Career

Larry started his career in the 1980s. He acted in many short films and television shows. He was seen repeatedly as a police officer in The Facts of Life. He worked as a writer for “Into the Night with Rick Dees”. He then wrote and produced few sitcoms like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Jamie Foxx Show.

Along with Eddie Murphy, Larry created the animated comedy The PJs in 1999. He was also the executive producer for the same till 2001. Later he created as well as produced The Bernie Mac Show, for which he won an Emmy, Whoopi, and The Office till 2007.

In 2006, Larry was known famously as “Senior Black Correspondent” since he had started to appear often on The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He also started his own Showtime, particularly Race, Religion, and Sex. Larry started his own podcast later in 2017.


Larry has performed many shows and produced them as well. Over the period of time, he has worked continuously on various TV shows, has appeared in interviews, and has hosted shows. He has won many rewards during his career, they are-

In 2001, he won The Peabody Award for the show “The Bernie Mac Show.”

He won Teen Choice Award for the same show, “The Bernie Mac Show,” in 2002.

He also won Primetime Emmy Award for his fantastic writing in “The Bernie Mac Show” in 2002

In 2002, he was awarded the TCA Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy for the same show.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Larry Wilmore in ’2023’

Larry Wilmore Net Worth
Larry Wilmore Net Worth

As of 2023, Larry’s net worth is $4 million. It does not come by surprise as he has performed so many roles in his life. He has been a comic, actor, writer, producer and has hosted many TV shows. He also started his own podcast recently.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Before Larry started TV shows, he used to do stand-up comedy

He initially wanted his show to be named “The Minority Report”.

He was the writer for a sketch comedy “In Living Color” from 1991-1993.

Larry has also written a book, “I’d rather we got casinos and other black thoughts”.

Larry is a dynamic man who has made people laugh and has helped in many social issues like racism, bisexuality, etc. He was brought up as a Catholic and in an all-men Catholic school, but he has always been seen respecting all religions and genders equally. He has a knack for humor which helped in his career majorly.


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