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Interesting Facts About Sulayman Chapelle, Dave Chapelle’s Son

Sulayman Chapelle is the son of famous American stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle who is also the winner of Grammy Award as well as Emmy Awards for his show, The Chappelle’s Show. Born to one of the most famous comedians in the world, Sulayman has already grabbed much public attention. Being Dave Chappelle’s son comes with certain perks such as effortlessly gliding into the VIP room to meet Kevin Hart backstage. 

Did you know? The name ‘Sulayman’ is Arabic translation for the English name ‘Solomon’ and means ‘peace’. 

Sulayman Chappelle: Cool Facts About The Comedian’s Son

Who is Sulayman Chapelle?

Sulayman Chapelle is the son of famous American stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle who is widely popular for his show, The Chappelle’s Show. The name ‘Sulayman’ which is also often spelled as Sulaiman is an Arabic translation for the English name ‘Solomon’ and means ‘peace’.  Sulayman was born in 2001 and is the eldest child among Dave’s three children.   

How did Sulayman Chapelle gain fame?

Born to one of the most famous comedians in the world, Sulayman has already grabbed much public attention. Being Dave Chappelle’s son comes with certain perks such as effortlessly gliding into the VIP room to meet Kevin Hart backstage. 

The eldest child is also into boxing and has been learning the sport for almost five years now. He began learning boxing at Pacquiao’s Boxing Gym since 2015. As his dad is very good friends with trainer Freddie Roach, it must have been easy for him to get into the gym. Back then when Sulayman was just beginning to learn boxing, his father was very proud of him and said that he would become a pro very soon. And as it has already been years, he probably has become a vicious fighter.

Who is Sulayman Chapelle’s father?

Sulayman Chapelle’s father is Dave Chappelle. Did you know that his full name is David Khari Webber? 

Dave’ Chappelle was born in 1973 in Washington D.C. as the only child of William David Chappelle III and his spouse Yvonne K. Chappelle Seon, both college professors. Dave Chappelle’s father worked at Antioch College while his mother lectured at Prince George’s Community College. Following his parent’s divorce, alongside his mother he moved back to Washington D.C. and enrolled at Duke Ellington School of the Arts where he majored in theatre arts, graduating in 1991. After his schooling, in order to pursue his career in the comedy business, a young Dave Chappelle moved to New York City where he quickly gained the audience’s attention, becoming quite popular in NYC’s comedy clubs’ circuit. 

Dave Chappelle gave all of his children muslim names such as Sulayman, Ibrahim and Sonal as he converted to Islam a while back. 

How many children does Dave Chappelle have?

Sulayman Chapelle grew up along with his brother Ibrahim Chappelle and a sister named Sonal Chappelle. His parents (who are an interracial couple as Dave Chapelle is a black American man and as Elaine, his mother, is Filipino woman) have been together for more than two decades as they began their relationship back in the late 90s. They took their relationship slowly but perfectly as they got engaged a couple of years after they started dating. They walked down the aisle back in 2001 and Dave still had his marital life hidden from the world. 

They have been living a very happily married life with three children from their marriage. 

As we mentioned earlier, Sulayman is the firstborn of his parents and has two younger siblings from them. Ibrahim is his middle sibling whereas Sonal is the youngest one who has 

received media exposure a lot of time as she makes appearances with her father at events and premieres. Sulayman Chapelle’s cute younger sister Sonal even appeared in the ‘Saturday Night Live’ with her father and the 2018 movie ‘A Star is Born’.

The three siblings like each other’s company and are often together playing and enjoying moments. 

Is Sulayman Dating Anyone?

Sulayman Chappelle is still single. He is very young to get involved in any relationships and dating. Moreover, His father and mother are very concerned about keeping Sulayman far from the eye of the media. 

Sulayman’s Parents are Dave and Elaine’s Chapelle: 

Dave Chappelle is a famous comedian also known as a screenwriter, actor, and producer. He made his career breakthrough from one of his all-time hit shows named Chappelle’s Show.  Sulayman’s father has also portrayed in various movies including, The Nutty Professor, Undercover Brother, Mel Brooks Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Con Air, You’ve Got Mail and many more. In the year 2016, Dave signed a comedy-special contract worth $20 million with Netflix. 

But this wasn’t to say that he was only working at standup and not looking for love. 

Dave Chapelle and his wife exchanged wedding vows in 2011 in a private ceremony. Only their loved ones and close friends attended the marriage ceremony. Before getting married, the pair dated for months. So far, the couple is silent on how they met each other. 

Sulayman Chapelle’s Net Worth And Salary

Without any major achievements in his professional career so far, young Sulayman Chappelle is still in the shadow of his father’s accomplishments, so the details about his wealth remain undisclosed to the present day. However, there are sources that say that the total of Dave Chappelle’s net worth, in 2020, figures around the impressive sum of $50 million.

Dave Chapelle accumulated his wealth when he first appeared in HBO’s TV serial “Def Comedy Jam” which led him to his debut ‘real’ acting appearance in the 1993 Mel Brooks’ comedy film “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”. Throughout the late 1990s, Dave appeared in popular movies such as “200 Cigarettes” and “Screwed”, after which in 2000 he went on to release his own TV comedy special named “Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly”. Between 2003 and 2006, he worked on his own show – “Chappelle’s Show” which was aired for three seasons on Comedy Central. 

He came into more wealth in September 2004 for hosting a free music event in NYC’s borough of Brooklyn, known as Block Party which featured several popular music stars such as The Roots, Kanye West, Mos Def and Erykah Badu to name a few. In 2005 he produced the documentary film about it, entitled “Block Party All-Stars Featuring Dave Chappelle” (sometimes referred to as “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party”) which made a genuine commercial success, crashing box offices across the States, grossing over $11.7 million. In 2013, after going on hiatus from his comedy career, Dave Chappelle made a comeback after appearing in the biographical documentary movie about Richard Pryor (one of many standup comics idols from the 1970s) entitled “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic” which was later nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award.

In 2015, he appeared as Morris in the critically praised crime drama comedy Spike Lee’s film named “Chi-Raq” which was followed by a $60 million worth contract with one of the most popular streaming platforms nowadays – Netflix. Under Netflix’s production, Dave has so far released four comedy specials entitled “The Bird Revelation“, “Sticks & Stones” as well as “Equanimity” and “Quincy” of which the latter two were honored with  Primetime Emmy Award nominations. More recently, Dave’s on-camera acting engagements include an appearance in the 2018 Oscar-winning music drama film “A Star Is Born” in which he stars as George ‘Noodles’ Stone, the best friend of Jackson ‘Jack’ Maine, the main protagonist portrayed by Bradley Cooper who was also the film’s director.

Throughout his prosperous, nearly 30-years-long career in the entertainment industry, Chappelle has earned two nominations as well as winning two Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the prestigious Grammy Award for his comedy special studio album named “The Age of Spin & Deep In the Heart of Texas”. 

Facts about Sulayman Chappelle

  • Sulayman Chapelle stands at a height of 1.70 meters or 5 feet 7 inches tall. He weighs around 110lbs or 50kg. Just like his parents,  he too has black hair and black eyes.
  • The name Sulayman means “Solomon” which is King of Israel in Arabic transliteration. Due to this name’s meaning, his father calls him King’s David. 
  • Sulayman Chappelle is the eldest of three children born to the American Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, writer and producer Dave Chappelle, and his wife Elaine Mendoza Chappelle. 
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  • He is of African American ethnicity and American nationality, with a part-Filipino ancestry through his mother’s side. 
  • Sulayman has two younger siblings, a brother named Ibrahim and a sister named Sanaa, alongside whom he is being raised on a 65-acre farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio, under the influence of Islam to which his father converted in 1998.
  • Unlike his father who is active on social sites, Sulayman Chappelle isn’t on social media platforms. He doesn’t have accounts on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter maybe because he is focusing on his studies and boxing more than spending time over the internet.
  • Sulayman Chappelle is still young and attending school to complete his early studies. There’s plenty of time for Sulayman to build up his career.  

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