Who is Whitney Cummings – All you need to know about the Actress and Stand-up Comedian

By | May 17, 2024

Whitney Cummings is a multitalented American. She is famous as a stand-up comedian, producer, writer, actress, and podcaster. She lives in Los Angeles currently, although she is eyeing New York City.

Early Life

Whitney was born in Washington, DC, on September 4, 1982. As of May 2024, she is 41 years old.

Whitney attended Holy Trinity School before advancing to St. Andrew's Episcopal in Maryland and graduating in 2000. After high school, she went to the University of North Carolina.

Later, she transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in communication and film in 2004.


Whitney started as an intern at WRC-TV as a multimedia journalist before acting. Her comedy career began when she participated in Punk'd and EMR. Her participation in Comedy Central Roasts in the mid-2000s sold her fame.

Although she made a stab at the audition of Last Comic Standing, Whitney didn't pass the audition.

Whitney Cummings is an American stand-up comedian

Whitney Cummings is an American stand-up comedian

She has also appeared in comedies such as Made of Honor, Chelsea Lately, and E!. Her other notable TV projects are 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, and Can I Touch It.

According to Entertainment Weekly, her outstanding performances earned her a position among the top 12 rising stars. The American actress has also appeared in popular shows, including Donald Trump, Joan Rivers, and David Hasselhoff.

Whitney Cummings Special

In 2010, Whitney's special "Money Shot" went on air for one hour on Comedy Central. To promote her show, she took on a Whitney Cummings tour accompanied by Denis Leary.

Whitney Cummings Special - Money Shot

Whitney Cummings Special - Money Shot

The second Whitney special followed in 2014 on the same network. Whitney released her third special through HBO in 2016.

In 2018, she acted as the executive producer and head writer of the Roseanne. However, the insensitive racial comments posted by Roseanne Barr through her Twitter account prompted Whitney to abandon the show. And it wasn't long before the show came to an abrupt end.

Thereafter, she released her fourth special in July 2019 through Netflix. Her other specials, Roast of Whitney Cummings and Mouth, aired only on Only Fans TV 2023.

Whitney Cummings: Jokes, a stand-up comedy, was released in the USA on July 26, 2022, on Netflix. In the show, she pokes into her personal life about dating young men and related sex injuries. The Whitney Cummings Special on TV was directed by Marcus Raboy.

Whitney Cummings Jokes - Netflix Show

Whitney Cummings Jokes - Netflix Show

Whitney's net worth stands at approximately $35 million. In the Whitney sitcom, she took part as creator, star, and co-producer and earned $60,000 per episode. The selling of the sitcom 2 Broke Girls for syndication also boosted her earnings.

Tacoma FD TV series

Tacoma FD, an American television sitcom, ran from 2019 to 2023 on truTV. Whitney joined the series as a guest in season 3, episode 5. She was cast as Courtney, a character that's funny and spiky.

After airing the sitcom comedy for four seasons (49 episodes), truTV canceled the show. This was because the network no longer had an interest in airing scripted comedy. The news didn't go well with fans who were eagerly waiting for Tacoma FD's season 5.

Family Life

When Whitney was five, her parents, Patti Cummings and Vince Cummings, divorced. The divorce forced Whitney to live in a dysfunctional household that was dominated by alcoholism.

Due to her troubled childhood, at 12, she decided to seek temporary shelter with her aunt in Virginia.

Whitney has two siblings - Ashley (older sister) and Kevin, a half-brother. Ginnifer Goodwin stands out as her best friend.

Personal Life

Whitney stands 5'10" tall. Her hobbies include caring for dogs and horses. As for religion, Whitney is identified as Roman Catholic.

In her lifetime, she has overcome several obstacles. They include episodes of teasing by colleagues in school (due to her surname) and eating disorders. At one time, she escaped an incident where she nearly got arrested.

Whitney shares other unfortunate incidents in her life in her book, "I'm Fine……. and Other Lies."

Whitney Cummings book - I'm Fine and Other Lies

Whitney Cummings book - I'm Fine and Other Lies

Marriage and Relationships

Whitney isn't married officially, but she has one child. Over the years, she has dated several people.

In 2018, she took to her Instagram page to reveal that she was dating and engaged to Alex Barnes, a veterinarian. She met Alex after her foster dog sustained an injury, prompting her to seek emergency help.

Whitney also dated Miles Skinner for about two years before calling it off.

Benton Ray was Whitney's assistant briefly. When Whitney launched her initial podcast, Good for You, Benton co-hosted the show that featured various politicians, comedians, and actors.

However, Whitney and Benton don't seem to be friends anymore, as he has just disappeared.

Pregnancy Announcement

In June 2023, Whitney announced that her first baby was due in December. She became the mother to a baby boy on December 17, 2023.

Shortly after breaking the news of her pregnancy, Whitney joked about the father of the unborn child. In a retweet, Rife toyed with the idea that the father of the unborn is @matriffe.

Social Media Presence

Whitney is active on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her Instagram followers are over 2 million, and Twitter commands over 1.4M followers.

Whitney's Facebook account trails behind with over 717k followers. Her YouTube channel has over 426k followers.

Whitney Cummings is an American actress

Whitney Cummings is an American actress

Whitney Cummings Comedy Tour

If you are lucky, you can catch Whitney live at Paramount Theatre, The Wharf Amphitheatre, Majestic Theatre, and Beacon Theatre, among other famous theatres spread across large cities. The young actress has mapped out her upcoming tour in major theatres and hotels all over the states in 2024.

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