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Larry Wilmore Fast Facts:
Enjoyed science as a child and wanted to be an astronaut.
Known as the class comedian as well as an athlete in high school. Played basketball and football, and also held the high-jump record.
A former class president, he was inducted into the Damien High School Hall of Fame in 2003.
Majored in theatre in college but dropped out to get his Actors' Equity Association card.
Self-taught comedian and writer.
Got his big break writing for the comedy series
In Living Color
Was cocreator and executive producer of
, Eddie Murphy's prime-time animated series, and the award-winning
The Bernie Mac Show
Started contributing to
The Daily Show
as the "senior black correspondent" in 2006.
I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts
, published in 2009.
Brother Marc also known as a stand-up comic and comedy writer.
Has cited Johnny Carson and Richard Pryor as influences.
Larry Wilmore Relationships:
Marc Wilmore - Brother
Leilani Jones - Wife
Larry Wilmore Awards:
1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
1999 Emmy: Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less) - Nominee
2002 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Winner
Attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
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