Dave Chappelle Overview

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Born: August 24, 1973

Born in Washington, D.C., Dave Chappelle grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland; Yellow Springs, Ohio; and Washington, D.C. It was in Washington that at 14, he began his career as a comedian. His mother, an ordained Unitarian minister, often accompanied him to gigs while he was still underage. By the time he was 20, Chappelle made his film debut as Ahchoo in the comedy Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), followed by roles in Undercover Blues (1993) and Getting In (1994). After a guest appearance on... See All

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