Roderick “Rickey” Smiley was born on 10 August 1968 in America. He is a stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality. Ricky is also known for his prank phone calls. He appeared as a host of the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Show, which is based on Atlanta from its flagship affiliate WHTA “Hot 107.9”. Smiley has appeared in the sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show and aired on TV One. Smiley also started on Rickey Smiley For a reality television series about his life.
Rickey Smiley Education Details
Smiley attended Tuskegee University for some time but In 1992 he had earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Alabama State University. When he took the stage at an amateur comedy night at The Comedy Club in Birmingham, he proved his first comic talent.
Rickey Smiley Parents, Early Life
When he was six years old his father died and his mother depended on extended family to help raise Smiley, who was brought up primarily in the care of his grandparents. Smiley had the deepest connection with his grandfather. But he has accepted the natural and modern form of being a father. Currently, Rickey Smiley is divorced. He is the father of ten children. Two of the children Brandon Smiley and son Malik Smiley are his biological children and the other 8 children are adopted from his nieces and nephew. Rickey has not disclosed any piece of information regarding his wife and separation from her.
Is Rickey Smiley Dating A girlfriend Or Married To Wife?
Since his separation, he has not been involved in any relationship. According to his interview currently, he is not looking to get involved in any relationships . On Facebook, he posts this video of him setting it OWT with his frat brothers at Tindley High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Rickey Smiley Career Details
At a Comedy Club in Birmingham, Alabama he performed the first time. And then he started touring with talents like jazz singer Will Downing, comedian George Wallace, and gospel singer Dottie Peoples.
Rickey appeared in TV specials like ‘Def Comedy Jam’, ‘at the Apollo’, and ‘Snaps’, an HBO feature. Then he starred in the full-length movie, ‘Friday After Next’, alongside famous rapper and celebrity personality, Ice Cube in 2002. Rickey hosted the 2000 season of BET’s ‘ComicView’ program. He also became a morning show personality for radio station KBFB in Dallas, Texas. The show is based on prank calls, as well as news, information and the latest hip-hop music. To take the show nationwide he signed a deal with Syndicated. Now ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’ is heard on several mainstream urban radio stations.
He also released many songs including ‘Roll Tide’, and ‘We Miss Robert’. Some of his popular prank calls include ‘Buried Alive’, ‘Come Over’, ‘Uncle Melvin’, ‘Churches’ among others.
In 2017 Rickey won the Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for best network/syndicated personality of the year. The Rickey Smiley Show’ was nominated for the Vision Award in 2014 and it also won the same award in 2013
Rickey Smiley Rumours
Rickey has to face many rumors like Rickey might be dating Claudia Jordan from his famous show ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’. He also became part of some controversies after his son Malik made a controversial statement about black women. And after that, he stated that he would apologize soon.
Rickey Smiley Body Measurements: Height, Weight
Rickey’s height is 6 feet (1.83 m)
Rickey Smiley Net Worth
Rickey has not declared his salary at present. Currently, he has a net worth of $ 2.5 million.