Lil Rel Howery

Lil Rel Howery Bio, Age, Wife, Daughter, Stand Up, Net Worth

Lil Rel Howery Biography

A native of  Chicago, Illinois, Lil Rel Howery (Milton “Lil Rel” Howery) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles as Robert Carmichael in NBC’s television comedy series The Carmichael Show (2015–2017).

He is also known for his role as TSA officer Rod Williams in the horror film Get Out (2017).

Lil Rel Howery Age

Howery is 43 years old as of 2022. He was born on December 17, 1979.

Lil Rel Howery Wife

Howery has been married and divorced. He was married to Verina Robinson on November 24, 2008. The couple was married for almost 10 years before they finally divorced in 2017.

Lil Rel Howery Daughter

Howery and his ex-wife, Verina Robinson had two children together, a daughter and a son.

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Lil Rel Howery Photo

Lil Rel Howery Stand Up

Howery began performing stand-up comedy on Chicago’s East Side at a club called the Lion’s Den.

Lil made his television debut in January 2007 when he appeared on the Reality television competition Last Comic Standing. That same year he was on “P. Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO. Later in 2009, Lil was part of America’s National Night Out Against Crime in Chicago.

In 2012, he and five other comedians starred in a revival of the popular 1990s comedy sketch program In Living Color on FOX. The show was canceled in 2013 and Lil went on to work as a writer, producer, and one of the regular cast members of the truTV sketch comedy series, Friends of the People.

In 2015, he began co-starring in the role of Bobby Carmichael on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show alongside the show’s creator, Jerrod Carmichael.

In early 2016, Netflix added Lil’s first exclusive solo stand-up special, Kevin Hart Presents: Lil Rel: RELevent, for streaming in the United States.

Lil Rel Howery won the 2017 “Best Comedic Performance” MTV Movie & TV Award for his performance in Jordan Peele’s satire horror film Get Out.

Fox, on May 10, 2018, announced it had picked up a sitcom titled Rel starring Howery in the lead role and Jerrod Carmichael and Mike Scully serving as executive producers.

Lil said the television show is loosely based on his own life, including being a divorced father.

Lil Rel Howery’s Net Worth

Howery has a net worth of $2 million.

Kevin Hart Presents: Lil Rel: RELevent

Relevant is Lil’s first exclusive solo stand-up special, Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent. It was added by Netflix in 2016, for live streaming.

In Lil’s first hour-long special, he talks about everything from his upbringing to raising his own children to getting roasted by teenagers on public transportation.

Lil Rel Howery Movies and TV Shows


  • Get Out – Rod Williams
  • Tag – Reggie
  • Uncle Drew – Dax Winslow
  • Bird Box – Charlie
  • Brittany Runs a Marathon – Demetrius
  • Good Boys – Lucas’s Dad
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 – Alex (voice)
  • The Photograph – Kyle
  • Clouds Milton – Weaver
  • Home – Jayden
  • Judas and the Black Messiah – Wayne
  • Tom & Jerry – Tom’s shoulder devil and angel (voice)
  • Bad Trip – Bud Malone
  • Fatherhood – Jordan
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy – Himself (Game Announcer)
  • Free Guy – Buddy
  • Vacation Friends – Marcus Parker
  • National Champions – Coach Ronnie Dunn
  • I Love My Dad – Jimmy
  • Spin Me Round – Paul
  • Deep Water – Grant
  • Luck – Marv (voice)
  • Bromates – Jonesie
  • The Out-Laws – Tyree
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • Reunion – Ray

Television Shows

  • I said it. Y’all thinking it. – Himself
  • Eureka! – Rollo (voice)
  • Small Fortune – Host
  • Nailed It! – Himself
  • The Chi – Zeke Remnick
  • Craig of the Creek – Darnell (voice)
  • Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw – Himself
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show – Fake Manager
  • Sherman’s Showcase – Himself
  • South Side – Bishop

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