|Jaboukie Young-White Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||July 24, 1994|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jaboukie Young-White is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who has worked in films such as Rough Night (2017), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Someone Great (2019), and C’mon C’mon (2021). He has portrayed characters such as Daniel in the comedy TV series Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (2020) and Truman in the animated TV series Fairfax (2021). He has also served as a writer for the adult animated coming-of-age sitcom Big Mouth (2018-Present) and the mockumentary streaming TV series American Vandal (2018). He is perhaps best known for his stint as a correspondent on the late-night talk and satirical news TV program The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2018-Present).
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jaboukie had attended the Marian Catholic High School, a co-educational secondary school in Chicago Heights, Illinois. After his high school graduation, he had joined DePaul University, a private, Catholic research university in Chicago.
He had dropped out in his senior year to pursue a full-time career in comedy.
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer
- Siblings – Javaughn Young-White (Brother) (Guitarist), Javeigh Young-White (Brother)
- Others – Adeya Nomi Parrish Young-White (Niece)
He is represented by Olivia Gerke, Manager and Booking Agent, 3 Arts Entertainment, Talent Management Agency, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Afro-Jamaican descent.
He often tends to dye his hair blonde.
- Slender frame
- Short-cropped, curly hair
- Clean-shaven look
Jaboukie Young-White Facts
- At DePaul University, Jaboukie had become involved in improv comedy through their collegiate improvisation program known as ‘The Titanic Players’.
- He had performed stand-up for the first time at an open mic night when he was 19 years old and 2 years later, he had been hired for his first stand-up gig. He had performed at several bars and clubs around Chicago and New York City and was also a finalist at the 2016 NYC Devil Cup Stand Up Festival.
- In late 2016, he began gaining a strong presence on social media as several of his memes, tweets, and posts had started to go viral.
- In 2017, he had been featured on Rolling Stone magazine’s ’25 Under 25: Meet the Young Musicians, Actors, Activists Changing the World’ list. In 2018, he had been featured on Vulture magazine’s ’20 Comedians You Should and Will Know’ list.
- In 2020, he had been included in BET‘s ‘Future 40’ list, a compilation of the 40 most inspiring and innovative youngsters who are redefining what it means to be young, talented, and black.
- On Martin Luther King Day (January 20) in 2020, he had been temporarily banned from Twitter after he had posted a tweet posing as the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). The tweet had claimed that the FBI was responsible for the legendary activist’s assassination.
- A month later, he had been suspended from Twitter again after he had changed his display name and icon to that of the CNN Breaking News Twitter account. He had tweeted – ‘BREAKING: Joe Biden is not DEAD.’ His account was restored but he had been stripped of his ‘verified’ status.
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