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Rickey Smiley Age, Height, Personal Life, Career, and Net Worth

Rickey Smiley is a famous American comedy actor, and radio host. He’s known for his funny phone pranks and lively personality on his popular radio show, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show. You might recognize him from TV shows like The Rickey Smiley Show and Rickey Smiley For Real, as well as movies like All About The Benjamins and Friday After Next.

Real NameBroderick Dornell Smiley
Famous asRickey Smiley
ProfessionAmerican Actor
Well-Known forActing, Hosting TV Shows, and radio programs

Explore interesting facts about Rickey Smiley’s age, height, early life, net worth, personal life, nationality, ethnicity, and much more.

Early Life Smiley

Rickey Smiley, the popular entertainment host, was born on August 10, 1968, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. His dad was James Smiley, and his mom was Carolita. Unfortunately, his father died when he was only seven years old. Rick has a sister named Karon Katiea Smiley-Dennis. He went to Woodlawn High School in Birmingham. Later, he started at Tuskegee University but left after a year. He then went to Alabama State University and got his B.A. in English in 1992 in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1993, he joined the Psi Rho Graduate Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Date of BirthAugust 10, 1968
Place of BirthBirmingham, Alabama, United States 
Father NameJames Smiley 
Mother NameCarolita Smiley Lester
School Woodlawn High School
UniversityAlabama State University (BA), Tuskegee University 

Career Life of Smiley

He started out doing comedy in small clubs and got noticed for his funny performances. In the early days, he was the host of BET’s ComicView show in 2000. He’s also performed on other popular comedy shows like Showtime at the Apollo, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, and Comic Escape.

Smiley performs as different funny characters in his comedy shows, like Bernice Jenkins, Rusty Dale, and Lil’ Daryl. He’s made eight popular comedy CDs, such as Prank Calls Vol. 6 and Open Casket Sharp.

He also put out some funny songs connected to his comedy sketches. One is called “Roll Tide,” where he plays a redneck character named Buford. Another is “We Miss Robert,” inspired by a skit where a friend raps at a drug dealer’s funeral.

Radio Career

In 2004, Smiley started hosting the morning show on the KBFB radio station in Dallas, Texas. His show became well-known for funny prank calls, news, music, and more. Some popular prank calls included “Buried Alive,” “Uncle Melvin,” “Churches,” “Pray For Me,” “Is My Daddy Over There,” and “Whose Funeral Is Today.” In 2008, he made an agreement with Syndication One to broadcast his show all over the country, calling it The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

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Height, Weight, Star Sign, Age, and Net Worth

In 2024, Smiley is 56 years old. He’s 6 feet tall, weighs 82 kilograms, and his net worth is $2.5 million. He’s a Leo.

Age56 years (as of 2024)
Height6 feet
Weight82 Kg
Star SignLeo
Net Worth$ 2.5 million

Personal Life

The American actor isn’t in a relationship right now and hasn’t been for a while. But, he was married before to someone named Brenda Morris for more than ten years.

The comedian has four kids with his ex. He said one of his kids, Aaryn, got shot in a road rage thing on July 6, 2020. Then, on January 29, 2023, his 32-year-old son, Brandon, passed away from an overdose.

Rickey Smiley also apparently went out with Melissa Carruthers Wilson.

Interesting Facts

  • Rickey Smiley talked with The HistoryMakers on March 8, 2018.
  • His hair colour is black.
  • His eye colour is dark brown.
  • He has five kids, three of whom he adopted.
  • He has 1.9 million followers on Twitter (X).
  • Rickey Smiley has 4.1 million followers on Instagram.
  • He has 813K subscribers on his YouTube channel.


  • In 2004, he got the Platinum Mic Viewer’s Choice Award at the BET Comedy Awards in Pasadena, California.
  • In 2017, Smiley was honoured with the Marconi Award for being the Syndicated Personality of the Year.
  • Rickey Smiley won his second National Association of Broadcasters Macaroni Award for Syndicated Person of the Year on November 10, 2021, for his work on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show.



Friday After Next2002
Sweet Hideaway2003
First Sunday2008
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming2010
Baggage Claim2013
F**K Child Support2015
Iron Grit2019
Miracles Across 125th Street2021

TV Series

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2021
Unsung Hollywood2018
Black Music Honors2017-2020
Star 2017
Rickey Smiley For Real2015-2017
The Real Housewives of Atlanta2014-2018
Stellar Awards2014-2016
Trumpet Awards2013
The Rickey Smiley Show2012-2014
Dish Nation2011-2019

Frequently Asked Question

Q1. How old is Rickey smiley?

He is 56 years old as of 2024.

Q2. What happened to Rickey Smiley son?

 His 32-year-old son succumbed to an accidental overdose. 

Q3. What is the name of Rickey Smiley’s Morning Show?

The name of his famous morning show is “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

Q4. What is the worth of Rickey Smiley?

His estimated net worth is $ 2.5M in 2024.

Q5. What did Katt Williams do to Rickey Smiley?

Williams accused Rickey of lying to him about a job. He claimed that Rickey said he would be playing Money Mike in the movie Friday After Next in 2002, but instead, Williams ended up playing Santa Claus.

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