|Real Name/Full Name||Broderick Dornell Smiley|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Rickey Smiley|
|Birth Place:||Alabama, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||10th August 1968|
|Age/How Old:||55 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – Carolita Smiley Lester
|School:||Woodlawn High School|
|College:||Alabama State University and Tuskegee University|
|Kids/Children Name:||Aaryn Smiley, D’Essence Smiley, Brandon Smiley, and Malik Smiley|
|Profession:||Stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality|
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Last Updated:||October 2023|
The American pop culture keeps popping up with new and interesting characters each and every day. Each one of them has a unique quality that singles them out from each other. Some are incredible actors, some are good musicians and others are just funny. Speaking of funny, let us talk about the American celebrity, Rickey Smiley.
Rickey Smiley is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and television personality, known particularly for his prank calls. He is mostly known as the host of the nationally syndicated morning radio show known as the Rickey Smiley Morning Show which is based in Atlanta.
Well, how well do you know about Rickey Smiley? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rickey Smiley’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 Rickey Smiley to date.
Biography and Early Life
Broderick Dornell Smiley was born on the 10th of August in 1968, in Birmingham, Alabama. His early life wasn’t easy at all. When he was six years old, his father was shot and passed away. After the family’s loss, the mother had to seek help from the extended family. This led to Smiley being raised with his grandparents together with his sister, Karon Smiley.
Despite all these hardships, Smiley said that he still knew how to have fun as a child. He remembers how many of his relatives were good storytellers and soon found himself steeped into the Southern culture.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Rickey Smiley in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rickey Smiley’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 1st October 2023 having been born on 10 August 1968. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.
As a teenager, Smiley went to Woodlawn High School. After his graduation, he attended the Alabama State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating from here, he enrolled in the Tuskegee University.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Till today, Rickey Smiley is not yet married and neither do we know of any of his relationships. However, this is really shocking because he is raising four children on his own. Their names are; Aaryn Smiley, D’Essence Smiley, Brandon Smiley, and Malik Smiley. Unfortunately, on July 6, 2020, Smiley announced that his daughter, Aaryn, was shot during a road rage incident but survived after receiving medical attention.
Is Rickey Smiley Gay?
There were some speculations that Smiley was gay after some statements he made on Fantasia’s baby daddy, Antwaun Cook. However, Rickey Smiley is not gay.
In, Rickey Smiley hosted the show called ComicView which aired on BET. He has also appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, Def Comedy Jam and Snaps on HBO, The Nashville Network, Uptown Comedy Club and Comic Escape. At the beginning of his career, his comedy routines featured him roleplaying a number of different fictional characters.
Some of these fictional characters were “Bernice Jenkins” (AKA Granny Swims, Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Francis), “Lil’ Daryl”, ”Rusty Dale” and “Beauford”. Bernice Jenkins also has a grandson called Rufus who is a stereotype of the modern-day, “Gangsta”.
In April 2004, Smiley became the morning show personality for a radio station in Dallas, Texas called KBFB. The show featured his trademark prank calls, the news and the latest trending hip hop music. In 2008, he signed a deal with a syndicated radio division of Radio One called Syndication One.
The aim of signing this was to make the show go nationwide. Fortunately, Smiley was able to accomplish that task and hence the Rickey Smiley Morning Show is now heard on a number of mainstream urban radio stations.
Smiley has released a number of humorous songs based on his bits, such as “Roll Tide” which features his redneck character, Beauford, and “We miss Robert”. The second song is about a woman who hopes to land a record deal. However, Smiley bases it on a routine of his in which the friend of a deceased drug dealer performs the song at his funeral. Apart from radio, he has also had some film roles, such as in Ice Cube’s Friday After Next and All About the Benjamins.
Rickey Smiley has had a splendid and successful career. In 2017, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), recognized all the success that he has garnered. For this reason, they awarded him with the Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rickey Smiley in 2023
Thus far, Smiley has had a very successful career. He has been entertaining and making people laugh for over 27 years. After working on radio for all those years and also gaining money from other sources, Smiley has an estimated net worth of $6 Million as of 2023.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Rickey Smiley is a member of Omega Psi Phi and has been initiated into its Psi Rho graduate chapter.
- Smiley is really good at changing his voice which really helps him with his prank calls.
Rickey Smiley is recognized as an important figure in today’s pop culture. The amount of popularity that he has amassed is unbelievable and congratulations to him for achieving such success. I think we can all admit that we always look forward to hearing him on the radio.