KYM WHITLEY REFLECTS ON HER FAMILY DOUBTING HER, BEING FIRED BY ARSENIO HALL, THE FBI FOLLOWING HER, AND MORE ON UNCENSORED THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 10/9C

TV One’s original, autobiographical series UNCENSORED continues with actress and comedienne Kym Whitley on Sunday, September 19 at 10 PM ET/9C. This season, some of today’s most notable personalities tell their story in their own words including super-producer Swizz Beatz, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield, singer and actress Raven-Symoné, and more!

The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. The next episode stars actress and comedienne Kym Whitley. Kym was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and Khartoum, Sudan. She was a clever and creative child, but she didn’t realize she wanted to be a performer until she went to college at Fisk University. Kym’s family was doubtful, but supportive of her acting career. It was their doubt that fueled her to make the leap to Hollywood. While waiting for her big break, she worked as a Soul Train Dancer, a teacher, and she was also hired as Arsenio Hall’s assistant.

Kym Whitley’s Special Friendship with Marla Gibbs

Kym landed her first acting role when she was cast for the television show Vinnie & Bobby in 1992. After that, the roles continued to trickle in, starting with Nickelodeon’s first black sitcom, My Brother & Me. She appeared on MartinThe Parent ’Hood, and Married With Children before landing her first role as a series regular on the show Sparks in 1998. As Kym continued her rise in Hollywood, she added stand-up comedienne to her resume. Kym’s first big movie was Ice Cube’s Next Friday in 2000. In 2011, She adopted her son Joshua, chronicling her journey as a new mom on her own show, Raising Whitley. In 2020, she joined her friend and fellow comedienne Sherri Shepherd to release the podcast, Two Funny Mamas. More recently, Kym can be seen on Twenties or comedy tours around the country. This Sunday, the star is telling all about her journey to fame and success on UNCENSORED

Kym Whitley’s Relationship with Gerald Levert

Kym Whitley’s episode of UNCENSORED was produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, Robert A. Boyd lll, Paul Hall (Executive Producers), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer), Nikki Byles (Producer of Swirl Films), Tony L. Strickland, Jawn Murray (Producers) and Kellon Akeem (Talent Producer). For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive in Charge of Production; and Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting.

UNCENSORED | Kym Whitley Airs on Sunday, September 19th At 10PM ET/9C

ABOUT TV ONE

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 43 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina, and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American-owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

ABOUT SWIRL FILMS

Swirl Films is America’s “number one urban film production company,” a full-service film & television production company with over 60 original productions in the past six years, focusing on urban content and programming, independent features, and multi-camera productions. Swirl Films is a major content provider for TV One including the original productions: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One’s first-ever biopic, starring LisaRaye McCoy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darius McCrary, Indirah Khan, and Teyonah Parris as Howard.  According to the network, the film broke record ratings, undeniably becoming the top original film in the network’s history drawing in 2 million views, resulting in the networks highest ratings week ever. Quickly surpassing those numbers is TV One’s #1 original premiere of all time, When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland, and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films previous production credits for TV One include Born Again Virgin, starring Danielle Nicolet, Meagan Holder, and Eva Marcille; Here We Go Again, starring LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and Kyndall Ferguson; Russ Parr’s award-winning film, The Under shepherd, Hear No Evil and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).

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