Who is Ibrahim Chappelle, Dave Chappelle’s Son?

Ibrahim Chappelle is one of three children born to popular American stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle and his wife, Elaine Mendoza Erfe; he has a brother and a sister.

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IBRAHIM AND SULAYMAN CHAPPELLE

Posted by Deb Davis on Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ibrahim Chappelle Age, Parents, Siblings

Ibrahim was born and raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio USA, but his exact age is unknown to the media, though according to reports, he is now in his mid-teens, and as he comes of age, he will become more popular. He is one of three children, and has a brother Sulayman, and sister Sonal Chappelle. Also, there is no information about their age, though reports claim that Ibrahim is the second child in the family.

For now, Ibrahim has remained out of the media picture, and is enjoying his teen years far away from the buzz, on the 65-acre (26 ha) farm which his parents own. His siblings, although children of a celebrity, have also been shielded from the paparazzi, and there is no information about them either. Hopefully, Ibrahim steps out of the shadow into the spotlight in the near future, and starts sharing more details about himself. Until this happens, let’s share a few facts about the life and career of his father, Dave Chappelle.

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle Wiki, Bio

Born David Khari Webber Chappelle on the 24th August 1973, in Washington D.C. USA, he is the son of William David Chappelle III, who worked as a professor at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Yvonne K. Chappelle Seon, also a professor successively at Howard University, the University of Maryland and Prince George’s Community College. He is the youngest child in the family with two older siblings. He spent his childhood in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he went to Woodlin Elementary School, but when his parents divorced, Dave moved with his mother to Washington D.C, but spent summers in Ohio with his father.

He matriculated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he studied theatre arts.

Early Career

During his childhood years, Dave started showcasing his comedic skills, and from then on honed his comedy routine; over the years, his idols became Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. He moved to New York City following the end of his education, feeling that he would have more chance in succeeding in the Big Apple. He began performing his comedy routines at minor clubs, but eventually reached Amateur Night at the famed Apollo Theater – his first performance wasn’t as successful as he hoped, but this just encouraged him to become better.

Early Film Roles and Success

Dave made his acting debut in the early ‘90s, appearing in such films as “Undercover Blues” (1993), and “Getting In” (1994). However, he struggled to get his career going until the mid- ‘90s, when he featured in the film “The Nutty Professor” in 1996. Since then, he has become a famed comedian and actor, and is particularly known for his own “Chappelle’s Show” (2003-2004). From 2005 to 2013, he made only a couple of stand-up appearances, but since his return, he has worked with Netflix on the release of his comedy specials, including “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” (2017), “Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation” (2017), and “Dave Chappelle Sticks & Stones” (2019).

He won a Primetime Emmy Award for his comedy special “Equanimity” (2018), and has also won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded by the John F. Kennedy enter for the Performing Arts. He also has a number of other awards in his collection, including an NAACP Image Award, two Grammys, and two BET Comedy Awards, among other awards and honors.

Dave Chappelle Net Worth

Do you know how rich Dave Chappelle is? He has become a prominent comedian despite a hard start and struggles later in his career, but according to sources, Dave’s wealth is now estimated at an impressive $42 million. This number should increase further in the upcoming years, as he successfully continues his career.

Ibrahim Chappelle’s Mother, Elaine Mendoza Erfe

Ibrahim’s mother is Elaine Medoza Erfe, born on the 31st August 1974, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, of part Filipino ancestry. Her parents emigrated to the US from the Philipines just a few months before Elaine’s birth, wanting to make a better future for their daughter, and it turned out to be a smart move. Elaine hasn’t pursued a noted career on her own, and is for now focused on raising Dave’s and her children. However, in recent years, she’s started as a manager of rental properties, which her husband owns across Ohio.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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