Kym Whitley
Biographical Information
Gender: Female
Date of birth: June 7, 1961
Age: 57
Nationality: American
Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio
Occupation(s): Actress, comedian
Years active: 1992-present
Official website:
Official Twitter: @kymwhitley
Role: Yolanda

Kym Whitley (born June 7, 1961) is an American actress and comedian. She portrays Yolanda in Young & Hungry.

Personal life

Whitley was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. In January 2011, Whitley adopted a son named Joshua.


HAI Whitley's major acting roles include My Brother and Me' and Sparks. She made guest appearances in several television sitcoms, including The Parent 'Hood, Married... with Children, Moesha, That's So Raven, The Parkers and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also hosted the short lived BET show, "Oh Drama"(2000) She also had a small role in Next Friday as Craig's aunt Suga. She was one of "The Adults" in the earlier seasons of All That. "The Adults", as they were called, were grown-up featuring cast members that appeared in sketches with the regular cast. In the early spring of 2010, Whitley was a co-host with R&B musician, Brian McKnight on the short-lived talk show, The Brian McKnight Show.

Kym's docu-series entitled "Raising Whitley" on the Oprah Winfrey network (OWN) premiered on April 20, 2013 with a total of 1.2 million viewers making it the fifth biggest premiere in the history of the network.[3] Due to the success of the first season, OWN ordered a second season, which premiered on January 4, 2014.

Kym created the 'Don't Feed Me' t-shirt with her friend, Rodney Van Johnson. The t-shirts alert caregivers to the allergies of the children wearing them.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Beverly Hood Nola Washington
2000 Next Friday Suga
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Party Guest
2000 House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute Judy Harris – Jon Jon's Mom
2001 Baby Boy Host
2003 Deliver Us from Eva Ormandy
2003 Love Chronicles Renee
2003 Malibooty! Donna
2004 Up Against the 8 Ball Mrs. Thompson
2004 Along Came Polly Gladys
2005 The Perfect Man Dolores
2005 L.A. Dicks Madame Opal
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane KostMart Training Leader
2005 The Salon Lashaunna
2005 The Golden Blaze Mother Johnson voice
2008 Cuttin' da Mustard ?
2008 College Road Trip Michelle Porter
2008 The Hustle Miss Tanya
2009 Black Dynamite Honeybee
2009 I Love You, Man Female Co-Worker #1
2009 Donation Cashier Keisha
2010 Something Like a Business Sasha
2010 Sebastian Roxanne
2010 Group Sex Tiffany
2011 35 and Ticking[5] Shavelle
2011 Rango[6] Melonee
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Jessica Morgan
2011 We Bought a Zoo Store Clerk
TBA Young & Hungry Movie Yolanda TV Movie
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Vinnie & Bobby ? 1 episode
1994 My Brother and Me Mrs. Pinckney 5 episodes
1995 The Parent Hood Muriel 1 episode
1995 Martin Louisa 1 episode
1996 Married... with Children Danielle 1 episode
1996–98 Sparks Darice Mayberry Main role
1998 The Wayans Bros Phyllis 1 episode
1999 Arli$$ Susan Caldwell 1 episode
1999 Silk Hope Grace
2000 Grown Ups Kim 1 episode
2000 A Private Affair 2000 "Oh Drama"
2000 Moesha Gertrude ("Gertie") 1 episode
2002 My Wife and Kids Wanda 3 episodes
2002 What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway Ms. Wells
2003 The Proud Family Caramel Jones 1 episode
2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm Monena 1 episode
2001–04 The Parkers Gertrude ("Gertie") Recurring role
2004 1-800-Missing DEA Agent Dominique Shaw 1 episode
2004 One on One Liza 1 episode
2005 The Catch Honey Commons
2005 That's So Raven Cousin Vicky 2 episodes
2005 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Norlisa 2 episodes
2005 Grey's Anatomy Yvonne 1 episode
2006 Love, Inc Arsenetta 1 episode
2006 Reno 911! Kay Kay 1 episode
2006 Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness Ms. Attitude
2006 Standoff Angela Worthington 1 episode
2006 Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street Ms. Attitude
2007 Making It Legal Theresa
2008 Crusin for Love with Kym Whitley Herself
2009 The Cleveland Show Auntie Momma 1 episode
2008-09 'Til Death Tina 4 episodes
2005–10 The Boondocks Various characters Recurring role
2010 Jonas L.A. Officer Evie 1 episode
2010–2011 Meet the Browns Yvonne 2 episodes
2010 School Pride host
2011 Black Dynamite Honeybee Main Role
2012 Animal Practice Juanita Main Role
2012 Let's Stay Together Charmaine Main Role
2013 Raising Whitley Herself Reality Series
2013 Baby Daddy Riley's Old Boss 1 Episode: Season 2 Episode 11 "Whatever Lola Wants"
2014-2018 Young & Hungry Yolanda Main Role
2018 Cleveland Night Out


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