December 11, 1978
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. was born Dec. 11, 1978, in Birmingham. He grew up in West End before graduating from Ramsay High School and Florida A&M University. He started as a radio reporter before getting into comedy and competing on CBS’s “Star Search” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He has worked as a featured correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” since 2014. He has made numerous appearances on late-night staples, including “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and tours the country with his stand-up.
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