Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore

Wilmore in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Elister Larry Wilmore

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 30, 1961

Ethnicity: African-American

Larry Wilmore is an American writer, producer, comedian, actor, political commentator, media critic, television host, and magician. He was the host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore from 2015 to 2016.

Larry is the son of Betty and Larry Wilmore. He has two children with his former wife, actress Leilani Jones.

His brother was television writer, producer, actor, and comedian Marc Wilmore.

Larry’s paternal grandfather was Elister Larry Wilmore (the son of Mitchell Wilmore and Sarah Reamer). Elister was born in Louisiana.

Larry’s paternal grandmother was Thelma Louise Barton (the daughter of Herbert Monroe Barton and Leila Simpson).

Larry’s maternal grandfather was named Walter C. Anderson. Walter was born in Arkansas.

Source: Genealogy of Larry Wilmore –

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  1. bearboy says:

    Same with Derek Jeter :)

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