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Luenell at the 79th Annual Academy Awards Children Uniting Nations/Billboard afterparty in February 2007
Luenell Campbell

(1959-03-12) March 12, 1959 (age 59)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1993–present

Luenell Campbell (born March 12, 1959), known professionally as Luenell, is an American comedian and actress.

Life and career[edit]

Luenell was born in Tollette, Arkansas, and uses only her first name. The youngest of eight children,[1] she was raised in Northern California and attended Castro Valley High School.[1] She has one daughter and lives in Los Angeles, California.

In the early 1990s, Luenell appeared regularly on Soul Beat TV on the Oakland, California cable station KSBT, along with prominent Bay Area African-American journalist Chauncey Bailey, an interview and talk show host on the program.[2] Luenell was one of the few actual actors in the 2006 hit mockumentary-styled comedy film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. In it, Luenell plays a prostitute of the same name, a hooker with a heart of gold.

In 2012, she acted in three No. 1 feature films – Think Like A Man, the 3D animated hit Hotel Transylvania, with Adam Sandler and Taken 2, with Liam Neeson. She also co-starred in the comedy That's My Boy with Adam Sandler and Leighton Meester. TV appearances include episodes of The Middle and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as well as stand-up appearances on Snoop Dog's Bad Girls of Comedy on Showtime and Stand-up In Stilettos on the TV Guide Network.

An interview and non-nude photo spread of Luenell appeared in the April 2017 issue of Penthouse magazine.


Luenell in December 2010




  1. ^ a b Luenell biography,
  2. ^ Josh Richman and Douglas Fischer (2007-08-03). "Bailey's career in news spanned globe for decades". Oakland Tribune.

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