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July 1, 1960
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer|
Willadele "Adele" Givens (born July 1, 1960) 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 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 Queens of Comedy tour, 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.
On September 7, 2018, Adele was featured on Kayne West's single titled I Love It featuring rapper Lil Pump, they performed the song on Saturday Night Live on September 29, 2018, however, Adele was not performing on the stage, instead, she was featured on the screen, wearing the same outfit as she wore in the music video.
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- "Adele Givens: `Queen' for a while" Philadelphia Daily News (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune NewsService). 2003. HighBeam Research. 16 Aug. 2009 <https://web.archive.org/web/20020331041952/http://highbeam.com/>.
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