Who is Eddie Griffin and what is his net worth 2018? Eddie Griffin is one of the most popular American stand-up comedians. Apart from comedy, he is also a writer and an actor. He is known for portraying the role of Eddie Sherman on the popular television sitcom, Malcolm & Eddie. Eddie shot to fame for his lead role in the 2002 comedy film, Undercover Brother. It was an unexpected dare that made him set his foot on the stand-up comedy scene.
Eddie was born on July 15, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was raised by his single mother, Doris Thomas who used to work as a phone operator. At the age of 15 years he moved to Compton, California and started living with his cousins. Eddie completed his graduation from Compton High.
Thereafter he enrolled for biological engineering major at University of Miami. He dropped out from college after a semester and moved to New York to pursue his career in the field of comedy. Dancing was always his first love, and he also used to own a dance studio at a young age of 16 before jumping to the stand-up comedy scene.
Right from his early childhood days he had an inclination for comedy. Eddie was voted as the class clown for three years straight in his high school. His journey into the comedy spree started when he received a dare from his cousin. He was asked to go on stage at the local comedy club, Stanford and Sons and perform a short stand-up comedy.
Though it was just three minutes that he was asked to perform for, Eddie ended up performing for a straight 45 minutes. It was this incident which made him think seriously about a career in comedy. Eventually he bought a one way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.
Eddie has been married thrice. He married Carla, his first wife at a young age of 16. After, being together for 13 years they filed for divorce. His second wife, Rochelle was with him for a brief period. After their marriage in 2002 they divorced each other. He married his third wife Nia Rivers in the year 2011. Surprisingly, they filed for divorce after only a month into their marriage. He has nine children.
Eddie performs at the King’s room at Rio Las Vegas, for four nights in a week. He appears on both, The Eddie Griffin Experience and The Comedy Get Down, alongside other stand-up comedians – Charlie Murphy, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer. If you visit his website, you can see his shows lined up throughout the year. Eddie had received an award for his stand-up comedy Dysfunktional Family which he himself wrote, starred and also produced.
Net Worth of Eddie Griffin
Eddie’s main source of earnings are from his stand-up comedy shows. These shows get sold out well in advance. He performs four nights in a week at King’s Room in Rio Las Vegas. Apart from that he also earned decent sum of money from the roles in the 50 odd films that he has acted in. He is also a Film and Television Producer. Eddie Griffin’s current net worth is around $6 million.
Eddie Griffin has been honoured by the Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time. He was ranked 62 on the list! Having appeared on the big screen in a host of films, he has worked his way into establishing his identity. His stand up shows are something that his fans always look out for. Being raised by a single mother, Eddie never shied away from taking risks and embracing the opportunities that came his way. This has made him the self-made man, that he is today.