W. Kamau Bell Wife, Family, CNN, Salary, Net Worth, Height

By Oshil Pokhrel | Published On: 24 Sep, 2018
W. Kamau Bell Wife, Family, CNN, Salary, Net Worth, Height

The interracial marriage harbors negative stereotyping, rejection from family and several other challenges. But African-American comedian W. Kamau Bell accepted the hurdle and is enjoying blissful married life with a white woman.

The NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD award nominated comedian is known as the executive producer of CNN documentary series United Shades of America. His writings have circulated on the newspaper like, The New York Times, and The Hollywood Reporter.

Interracial Marriage With Wife; Three Kids

Kamau was an aspiring comedian when he met his wife, Melissa Hudson Bell through their mutual friend in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003. Even though the couple's friends supported their interracial relationship, the older members of their family stuck towards the belief that races shouldn't intermix. The pair initially struggled to convince their families, which also affected their relationship. However, Kamau and Melissa stayed strong and tied the knot in March 2009. 

The couple exulted the birth of their three kids. They welcomed their two daughters Sami Bell and Juno Bell in 2011 and 2014. In 2018, they rejoiced at the birth of their third child.

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The executive producer and his wife, Melissa attended Emmy and stopped for a snapshot where Kamau carried his three-month child with a sweet word of 'Families Belong Together' written in the baby's pouch.

W. Kamau Bell and his wife Melissa Hudson Bell attended Emmy in September 2018 with their three-month-old child (Photo: Twitter)

Although Kamau is of African-American descent and Emmy is white, they are savoring their nine years of married life. 

Researched His Family History

The GLAAD award nominated executive producer was born to his parents Janet Bell and Walter Bell. His Kenyan name, 'Kamau' was given to him by his parents so that he could connect towards his family ancestors in Kenya. In the three-part video series of CNN's Finding Kamau, he researched his family history.

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Kamau found that his hometown was in the Mobile, third-largest city in Alabama. His father, Walter is a native of Vredenburgh, Alabama and moved to Mobile with his parents and siblings during the 1940's. The stand-up comic has also featured his father in the CNN's episode of United Shades of America.

How Much Is W. Kamau Bell Salary And Net Worth?

W. Kamau, 45, gathers a majority of his net worth from his career as the American stand-up comic and executive producer. According to Payscale, a comedian earns the average salary of $30,000 per year and their total pay range between the amount of $14,635 to $605,018. Payscale also reports that the executive producer earns an average salary of $91,758 and their total payrolls vary between $47,422 to $175,809.

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He is the executive producer and the host of CNN documentary series United Shades of America. The Emmy award-winning show first premiered on CNN on 24 April 2016 and the third season aired on 29 April 2018 with eight episodes.

Short Bio

W. Kamau Bell was born on 26 January 1973 in Palo Alto, California as Walter Kamau Bell. Kamau stands at the height of 1.93 meters (6' 4") and weighs around 250 pounds. 

He graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and dropped out from the University of Pennsylvania. At the age of 34, the sociopolitical comedian released his first comedy album titled One Night Only.