July 1, 1960
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, Comedian, Writer|
Adele Givens (born Willadele Givens; July 1, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress and comedian. Her television appearances include The Hughleys, Moesha, The Parkers, Comedy Central Presents, Def Comedy Jam, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, Martin, Tracey Takes On... and The Steve Harvey Show. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Givens was the 1989 Grand Prize Winner of the Crown Royal Comedy Contest held at the The Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois. The next year, Givens was a finalist in the Miller Lite Comedy Search, which was won by Bernie Mac. Her movie appearances include Beauty Shop and The Players Club. Givens and fellow African American female comedians Mo'Nique, Laura Hayes and Sommore were the stars of the The Queens of Comedy tour, which was filmed and subsequently shown on Showtime and released on DVD. In 2001, she hosted The Source's Hip Hip Awards Preshow which was shown on UPN.
- Anonymous. "'Queen of Comedy' Adele Givens to perform at Funny Bone" Call & Post. Call and Post Newspapers P-W Publishing. 2006. HighBeam Research. 16 Aug. 2009 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
- "Miller Comedy Search celebrates 16 years of hilarious comedy" Chicago Defender, Real Times Inc. 2003. HighBeam Research. 16 Aug. 2009 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
- "Adele Givens: `Queen' for a while" Philadelphia Daily News (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune NewsService). 2003. HighBeam Research. 16 Aug. 2009 <http://www.highbeam.com>.