TV One’s original, autobiographical series UNCENSORED continues with actress and comedienne Kym Whitley on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 9 PM ET/ 10 PM C.
The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. The next episode stars actress and comedienne Kym Whitley. Kym was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and Khartoum, Sudan. She was a clever and creative child, but she didn’t realize she wanted to be a performer until she went to college at Fisk University. Kym’s family was doubtful, but supportive of her acting career. It was their doubt that fueled her to make the leap to Hollywood. While waiting for her big break, she worked as a Soul Train Dancer, a teacher, and she was also hired as Arsenio Hall’s assistant. Kym landed her first acting role when she was cast for the television show Vinnie & Bobby in 1992.
After that, the roles continued to trickle in, starting with Nickelodeon’s first black sitcom, My Brother & Me. She appeared on Martin, The Parent ’Hood, and Married With Children before landing her first role as a series regular on the show Sparks in 1998. As Kym continued her rise in Hollywood, she added stand up comedienne to her resume. Kym’s first big movie was Ice Cube’s Next Friday in 2000. In 2011, She adopted her son Joshua, chronicling her journey as a new mom on her own show, Raising Whitley. In 2020, she joined her friend and fellow comedienne Sherri Shepherd to release the podcast, Two Funny Mamas. More recently, Kym can be seen on Twenties or comedy tours around the country.