Lavell Crawford is an African-American actor and comedian best known for his role as Huell on Breaking Bad. Before making his career as an actor, he was a very well-known stand-up comedian. He is married to a wonderful woman named DeShawn Crawford and has a child together.
Who is Lavell Crawford?
Lavell was born on November 11, 1968, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He grew up with his mother, Annita Crawford, and two sisters, Elonda Crawford and Erica Crawford.
His father abandoned his family while he was just a kid. So, his mother raised her three children by herself.
The actor had financial problems during his teenage years. So, he only completed high school studies and couldn’t afford higher studies. He completed his high school studies at a school in Maryland Heights, Missouri, called Pattonville High School.
After completing high school, he had to take on jobs to support his family. So, he started doing odd jobs here and there. However, he fell in love with the idea of doing stand-up comedy.
Before making his entrance on the big screen, he used to perform at Illinois clubs. He was also a featured performer on Comedy Central Presents, Showtime at Apollo, and Comics Unleashed.
Lavell Began His Acting Career in the 90’s
In the ‘90s, Crawford also used to perform frequently on BET’s ComicView. Then in 1999, he made his first appearance in a movie called Beverly Hood, portraying Lil Bit. Then, the following year, he also made his television debut. His first role in television was as a partygoer in The Jamie Foxx Show.
Even after he got roles in TV and movies, he didn’t stop being a stand-up comedian. His big break came when he played the role of Huell Babineaux in the American drama series, Breaking Bad.
Lavell Crawford is a Married Man
The 52-year-old actor has been married to a gorgeous woman, DeShawn Crawford. DeShawn is around 20 years younger than Lavell. She owns and runs a boutique called Donita Marie.
The couple first shared their wedding vows in February 2009. Likewise, they have a child son together. Some sources say that they have two other children, however, we couldn’t verify it.
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Lavell Crawford Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lavell has an estimated net worth of $500k. He earned the amount through his career as a stand-up comedian, and as an actor in movies and TV shows.
Lavell was overweight as a child. Even as an adult, he had a weight of around 215 kg. However, in just a year, he lost over 50 kg. He now weighs around 90kg and is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
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