Luenell at the 79th Annual Academy Awards Children Uniting Nations/Billboard afterparty, February 2007
March 12, 1959
Luenell Campbell (born March 12, 1959), known professionally as Luenell, is an American comedian and actress.
Life and career
She was born in Tollette, Arkansas, and uses only her first name. She is the youngest of eight children. She was raised in Northern California and attended Castro Valley High School. Luenell 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.
Luenell's two-year tour and DVD appearances in “Katt Williams American Hustle” have created an almost cult-like following.
In 2012 Luenell made appearances 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.
Luenell's recent television 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.
- So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
- The Rock (1996)
- Never Die Alone (2004)
- So Fresh, So Clean... a Down and Dirty Comedy (2005)
- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
- Divine Intervention (2007)
- American Hustle (2007)
- The Hustle (2008)
- Spring Breakdown (2009)
- All About Steve (2009)
- Head Case (2009)
- 35 and Ticking (2011)
- Budz House (2011)
- Think Like a Man (2012)
- That's My Boy (2012)
- C'mon Man (2012)
- Taken 2 (2012) - Driving Instructor
- Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)
- Hotel Transylvania (2012)
- Think Like a Man Too (2014)
- School Dance (2014)
- Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
- The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016)
- Nash Bridges (1996)
- The Tracy Morgan Show (2004)
- Hey Luenell (2009); TV film
- The Tony Rock Project (2009)
- Californication (2009)
- The Boondocks (2010)
- Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival (2011)
- Funny or Die Presents (2011)
- The Middle (2011)
- Breaking In (2011)
- It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (2011)
- The Rickey Smiley Show (TV Series)(2012)
- Comedy Underground (2012)
- Snoop Dogg Presents: The Bad Girls of Comedy (2012); TV film
- DTLA (2012)
- Black Dynamite (2014)
- Black Jesus (2014)
- Bunnicula (2016)
- Luenell biography, thestar.com
- Josh Richman and Douglas Fischer (2007-08-03). "Bailey's career in news spanned globe for decades". Oakland Tribune.
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