American stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell could be forgiven for thinking if the whole world was against him and his love, as he fell for a white woman. Despite having skeptics about his relationship, including his own family, he took up the courage to stand up for his relationship which led to spectacular results. 

Walter Kamau Bell is best known for hosting the CNN original series, United Shades of America and the FXX television series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

Constant Racism Heightening: W. Kamau Bell talks about racism with Stephen Colbert sporting a tee shirt that quoted ‘Yes, He’s A Racist’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Published on 16 August 2018)

Walter was named the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador on race and justice in October 2013.

W. Kamau Bell’s Bio: Age, Height & Career

Born on 26 January 1973, Walter Kamau Bell was raised in Alabama, Boston to working-class parents. His father, Walter Bell served as Alabama’s Insurance Commissioner and his mother, Janet Cheatham Bell founded a self-publishing firm.

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Walter graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania. The 45-year-old activist started his career as a socio-political comedian in San Francisco and became a member of the comedy collective, Laughter Against the Machine.

Standing at the height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.95 meters), Walter released his first comedy album, One Night Only in 2007. He eventually developed the one-person show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour.

In 2012, Walter was voted as San Francisco’s best comedian by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, 7x7 Magazine, and the SF Weekly. It wasn’t long before his first stand-up comedy TV, Semi-Prominent Negro that premiered on Showtime in April 2016.

W. Kamau Bell On CNN Series & Podcast Hosting

Walter hosted the weekly stand-up comedy television series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell from 2012 to 2013. The show provided commentary on social issues along with celebrity interviews.

Currently, he is hosting the CNN documentary series, United Shades of America, which first premiered in April 2016 and rebooted in 2017 for the third season. In 2017, the show won the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality.

In July 2018, Walter was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program for his hosting experience in United Shades of America. He also co-hosted the podcast, The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture alongside Vernon Reid from 2010 to 2014.

Walter has been co-hosting the podcast Politically Re-Active alongside comedian, Hari Kondabolu since June 2016.

W. Kamau Bell’s Immense Net Worth

For a well-known comedian who hosts his own show where he is also the executive producer, Walter certainly earns more than an average comedian.

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According to sources, the average salary of a comedian is $30,000, and an executive producer earns $91,758 per year. So, it would not take a whiz to guess Walter’s net worth to be in millions.

Walter’s first published book, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell brought him some sweet fortune as the humorous autobiography sold thousands of copies in a small matter of time.

W. Kamau Bell’s Interracial Relationship with Wife

Walter first met his wife, Melissa Hudson Bell in San Francisco when he was directing a one-person show that involved a friend of Melissa. Despite Melissa being white the two started dating April Fool’s Day in 2003, as they had no problem with themselves considering their varied races.

But some of the elder members of their family weren’t quite supportive of their relationship as they hid in the old beliefs of not intermixing with different races. It took every ounce of their mental strength to keep their relationship intact, but they had their share of friends who were completely fine with their affair.

Walter and Melissa got married in 2009 and have been supporting each other since the very beginning. Walter adores his wife and doesn’t hold back to praise her strong qualities in interviews. And the couple is blessed with two beautiful daughters who remind them about their happiness.

W. Kamau Bell & His Wife Are Parents To Adorable Daughters

After having gone through some hardships with their mixed racial relationship, Walter and his wife were blessed with two daughters that they love with all their heart.

Walter couldn’t help but gush about his daughters in an interview with MSNBC, saying,

Then we wouldn’t have our two daughters, who are the smartest, funniest, most amazing people on the planet in the history of everything.

As much as the two adore their daughters, Walter and his wife also enlighten their girls on interracial relationships and families like theirs.

Parents To Princesses: Walter Kamau Bell wish his wife and two daughters in matching outfits pose for a family picture (

The parents read their daughter's books on history which support the stories of intermixed families. And both Walter and Melissa respect each other’s family traditions.

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The husband-wife duo are more than happy having a beautiful family with two kids and are content with the fact that they’ve got each other’s back in times of need! What can a man ask for more to be happy indeed!