|Born||June 7, 1961|
|Birthplace||Shaker Heights, Ohio|
|Occupation(s)|| Actress |
|2 Broke Girls|
Whitley was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Kym's family history stems from a small town in North Carolina where she is related to the Dula's. She is possibly a descendant of the murderer Tom Dula. In January 2011, Whitley adopted a son named Joshua Kaleb.
Whitley's major acting roles include My Brother and Me and Sparks. She made guest appearances in several television sitcoms, including The Parent 'Hood, Married... with Children, Moesha, That's So Raven, The Parkers and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also had a small role in Next Friday as Craig's aunt Suga. She was one of "The Adults" in the earlier seasons of All That.
"The Adults", as they were called, were grown-up featuring cast members that appeared in sketches with the regular cast. In the early spring of 2010, Whitley was a co-host with R&B musician, Brian McKnight on the short-lived talk show, The Brian McKnight Show. Kym's reality show entitled "Raising Whitley" begins on April 20, 2013 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Kym created the 'Don't Feed Me' t-shirt with her friend, Rodney Van Johnson. The t-shirts alert caregivers to the allergies of the children wearing them.