David Alan Grier is an actor and comedian best known for his role in 'In Living Color', 'Jumanji', 'The Wiz Live', and so on. He was in the list of 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time
Grier was born on June 30, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, and has a sun sign Cancer. He has produced six and wrote nine series, TV movies, and documentary.
Some of his produced and written work are 'Comedy You Can Believe In', 'The Poker House', 'The Davey Gee Show', and others.
David Alan Grier has earned a whopping net worth of $6 million from his varied career as an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and author. He has earned his worth through various movies and series while earned $20,000 per episode from 'In Living Color'.
Grier has appeared in 140 episodes for eleven years and earned $2.8 million from the movie.
Coach from 'Sprinter' got enrolled in Detroit's magnet high school, Class Tech from where he got graduated. He then joined the University Of Michigan where he studied Radio, Television, and Film and got his Bachelor of Marts degree.
In 1981, Grier earned his Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama.
Grier is the son of late William Henry Grier and Aretas Ruth Dudley Grier. His father William was a psychiatrist and an author of the book 'Black Rage' and worked in Detroit before moving to San Francisco.
On September 3, 2015, his father William died in Carlsbad, California. Likewise, his mother Aretas was a normal school teacher.
The 'Road Hard' actor was married to Maritza Rivera, an actress best known for her work in 'Floundering', 'In Living Color', and 'Losing Ground'. The former pair got married in 1987, and stayed together for over ten years while got separated in 1997.
Then on July 29, 2007, Grier married his second wife Christine Y. Kim, an associate curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and an author.
Their marriage lasted for only two years as Kim filed for divorce on July 9, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences between them. From two years of marriage, the pair gave birth bo their first child.
On January 10, 2008, Grier and Kim gave birth to a daughter and named her Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim. It seems like, after the divorce of the pair, their daughter's custody was given to Kim as Luisa isn't seen with her father much and her private life has been kept secret by the parents.
However on November 16, 2011, the daughter and father were spotted out together and since then the former pair are seen together on carnival and in Grier's movie premier.
In 1983, Grier started his first acting debut in the movie 'Streamers' as Roger and since then he has appeared in more than One Hundred movies, television series, short movies, and videos.
Throughout his acting career, Grier is well-recognized by his performance in 'A Solider's Story' as Corporal Cobb, 'Boomerang' as Gerard, 'The Woodsman' as Bob, and so on.
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Before starting his movie debut, Grier landed in Broadway play after graduating from Yale and his first role was in short Broadway musical 'The First' as Jackie Robinson. He also was nominated for Tony awards for his role in the play. Grier then acted in the hit Broadway musical 'Dreamgirls' as James "Thunder" Early.
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As for his social media presence, Grier is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has gained 154k followers on Instagram and has a username 'davidalangrier' while he has gained 132,4k followers with the username 'davidalangrier'.
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