Last Updated: March 12, 2024
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Net Worth:
$500 Thousand
Oct 23, 1970 (53 years old)
Washington, D.C.
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Radio personality
United States of America
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Donnell Rawlings is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, radio host, and podcaster who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Rawlings is best known for his work on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" (2003–2004), and he had a recurring role as Damien 'Day-Day' Price on the critically-acclaimed HBO series "The Wire" (2002; 2008). Donnell has more than 50 acting credits to his name, including the films "Spider-Man 2" (2004), "Fifty Pills" (2006), and "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" (2019) and the television series "Guy Court" (2013), "Step 9" (2014), "It's Bruno!" (2019), "Twenties" (2021), and "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" (2022).

Rawlings voiced Dez in the 2020 Pixar film "Soul," and he has lent his voice to the TV shows "Black Dynamite" (2012; 2014) and "Jeff & Some Aliens" (2017). He co-produced the 2011 short "Life After Death," and he began hosting the podcast "The Donnell Rawlings Show" in 2019. As a stand-up comic, Donnell has released the albums "From Ashy to Classy" (2010), "Ain't Worried About…" (2017), and "Ya'll Need to Chill" (2021), and he has appeared on shows such as "Def Comedy Jam," "Premium Blend," "Showtime at the Apollo," and "BET's Comicview."

Early Life

Donnell Rawlings was born Donnell M. Rawlings on December 6, 1968, in Washington, D.C. Donnell was raised by his mother, Joyce, in Alexandria, Virginia, and he studied at T.C. Williams High School. While serving in the U.S. Air Force in the late '80s and early '90s, Rawlings was stationed at Washington, D.C.'s Bolling Air Force Base and in South Korea.

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Donnell made his acting debut in a 1998 episode of "Law & Order," and his first film was 1999's "Fever." He then appeared in the short film "Knights of the Heights" (2000), the miniseries "The Corner" (2000), and the feature films "Kings County" (2003) and "Brotherly Love" (2003). In 2002, Rawlings began a four-episode stint as Damien 'Day-Day' Price on "The Wire," then he guest-starred on "Third Watch" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" in 2003. From 2003 to 2004, he starred on "Chappelle's Show," and his catchphrase, "I'm rich, biaaaaatch!," was featured at the end of each episode. Donnell was known for characters such as Beautiful and Ashy Larry, and he appeared as Beautiful on "Saturday Night Live" when Dave Chappelle hosted in 2016. "Chappelle's Show" won a BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Comedy Variety Series and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. In 2004, Rawlings played Pizza 'Heist' Witness in the hit film "Spider-Man 2," which grossed $789 million at the box office, and he appeared on "Midnight Spike's House Brew" and "Super Secret Movie Rules."

Donnell appeared in the films "Blood of a Champion" (2005), "Car Babes" (2006), "Goodbye Baby" (2007), "Twisted Fortune" (2007), "Legacy" (2008), and "Last Day of Summer" (2009), the documentaries "The Funniest Man Dead or Alive" (2005) and "The Tragic Side of Comedy" (2009), and the TV specials "Made You Look: Top 25 Moments of BET History" (2005), "Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later" (2006), "Generation Now: Top 25 Under 25" (2008), and "25 Most Sensational Hollywood Meltdowns" (2008). Rawlings co-starred with Lou Taylor Pucci, Kristen Bell, Michael Peña, and Jane Lynch in the 2006 comedy "Fifty Pills," and in 2007, he graced the cover of "Beyond Race" magazine for its one-year anniversary. In 2008, he competed against Amy Schumer, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, and other comedians on Comedy Central's "Reality Bites Back," and in 2009, he starred in Redman's "Put It Down" music video. From April 2010 to January 2011, Donnell co-hosted the "Big Tigger Morning Show" on WPGC 95.5 in Washington, D.C., and from 2011 to 2012, he appeared on MTV2's "Guy Code." In 2013, he was a judge on the spin-off, "Guy Court." Rawlings appeared in the films "Something Like a Business" (2010), "Laughing to the Bank with Brian Hooks" (2011), "Percentage" (2014), and "The 30 Year Old Bris" (2014), the documentary "I Am Comic" (2010), and the TV movie "Black Jack" (2011), and he hosted the Starz series "StaannDUP!" from 2013 to 2014.

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Donnell starred on the 2014 series "Step 9," and in 2015, he appeared in the films "American Dirtbags" and "T-Robe: Based on a True Story." He guest-starred on "Black Jesus" (2015) and "The 5th Quarter" (2016), and from 2016 to 2017, he starred on the reality show "Project Dad." He appeared in "The Last Film Festival" (2016), "All Def Digital's Roast of America" (2016), "Hollyweed" (2018), and "Inside the Rain" (2019), and he played a  SWAT Captain in 2019's "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." Rawlings starred as GioVanni on the 2018 series "Rich Africans," and in 2019, he guest-starred on "The Last O.G." alongside Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish and appeared on "Historical Roasts," "The D.L. Hughley Show," "Lights Out with David Spade," "Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks," and "The Degenerates." That year he also played Crackhead Carl on the Netflix series "It's Bruno!," which earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. In 2020, Donnell appeared in "Mo'Nique & Friends: Live from Atlanta," "Def Comedy Jam Healing Through Laughter," and "The Cabin with Bert Kreischer," and he voiced Dez the barber in the computer-animated film "Soul." In 2021, Rawlings had a recurring role as Dwayne on BET's "Twenties" and appeared in the documentaries "Patrice O'Neal: Killing Is Easy" and "Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James." In 2022, played Mr. Earl on the HBO series "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty."

Personal Life & Real Estate

In August 2015, Donnell and Stephanie George welcomed a son, Austen Donnell Rawlings. Donnell has a dog named Maggy, and she has her own Instagram profile, @maggyriversrawlings. During a November 2020 appearance on "The Joe Rogan Experience," Rawlings said that he was shot in the thumb while protecting Maggy from a "hail of bullets" in the street.

Donnell splits his time between Los Angeles and Ohio. His son Austen lives in LA with his ex. Donnell's primary home is a property he bought in Yellow Springs, Ohio in June 2022 for $600,000. The one-acre property features a 2,700 square foot home with a large pool.

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