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Love at the 2009 Twitter Conference
|Born|| July 14, 1971 |
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||Prairie View A&M University|
Loni Love (born July 14, 1971) is an American comedian, television host, actress, author, and former electrical engineer. While working as an electrical engineer in the early 2000s, she switched to music engineering, until later launching a career in stand-up comedy. She was the runner-up on Star Search 2003 and was named among the "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in both Variety and Comedy Central in 2009. She is one of the co-hosts of the syndicated daytime talk show The Real alongside Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry, which premiered on July 15, 2013.
Love was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects.Prior to her career as a comedian, she was an electrical engineer, an experience she talks about in many of her acts. After graduating from Cass Technical High School in 1985, she had worked for a time on the General Motors assembly line putting doors on 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlasses, work which ignited her interest in electrical engineering. Love then received her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University in Texas. While at Prairie View, she minored in music and was also a member of the Eta Beta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. It was there that she discovered stand-up comedy after winning a $50 competition and then performed frequently during her college life.
After finding work as an engineer at Xerox in California, she continued to do stand-up after work in clubs and became a regular at the Laugh Factory.After eight years of working at Xerox, Love resigned to pursue comedy during a layoff to prevent someone else from losing their job. Love did a series on VH1 called I Love the 2000s in which she gives her view on pop culture highlights. She was also a panelist in the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately .
Love started her comedic career in 2003, after appearing on Star Search, reaching the finals and losing in a close competition to the winner. [ citation needed ] Love was named "Hot Comic" for 2009 in Campus Activity magazine and one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in both Variety and Comedy Central. She was awarded the Jury Prize for best stand-up at the 2003 US Comedy Arts Festival.[ citation needed ] In 2008 Love became the CNN correspondent for D. L. Hughley Breaks the News and covered the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She also appears regularly in comedy clubs and the college comedy circuit.[ citation needed ] In late 2009, Love recorded her first one-hour Comedy Central special, America's Sister, which aired on May 8, 2010. In July 2013, she released her first comedy advice book titled "Love Him Or Leave Him But Don't Get Stuck With The Tab". It was published by Simon and Schuster.Since then, she has appeared in films and numerous television shows. She has also acted in dramatic theatre plays.
Since 2013, Love has served as one of the co-hosts of the syndicated daytime talk show The Real alongside Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry. After premiering on July 15, 2013 on Fox Television Stations,The Real was picked up to series the following year. In 2015, she appeared in the comedy film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 , with Kevin James, and the action film Bad Asses on the Bayou , with Danny Trejo and Danny Glover. She also won the ninth season Worst Cooks in America in 2016, winning $50,000 for her chosen charity. In 2018, Love and her Real co-hosts won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for their work.
|2019||Adopt a Highway||Cher|
|2015||Bad Asses on the Bayou||Carmen|
|Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Donna Ericone|
|2014||Gutshot Straight||Ms. Love|
|With or Without You||Waitress|
|2020||RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race||Herself/Mary J. Ross||Contestant|
|2020–present||The Funny Dance Show||Herself||Judge|
|2017||Kevin Can Wait||Yvette||Guest star (1 episode)|
|2016||Heads Up!||Herself||Host (65 episodes)|
|Worst Cooks in America||Winner|
|2015||American Dad!||Iris||Guest star (1 episode)|
|2014||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Herself||Recurring Guest star & DJ|
|I Love the 2000s|
|2013–present||The Real||Herself||Talk show; co-host|
|2011-2013||Kickin' It||Marge||Recurring (5 Episodes)|
|2010||The Gossip Queens|
|2009||Wildest TV Show Moments|
|D. L. Hughley Breaks the News|
|Phineas and Ferb||Carl's Saleswoman Disguise|
|TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest...|
|2007||Wild 'N Out||Herself||Season 4 Recurring Cast Member|
|2006||Thick and Thin||Viola||Series regular|
|2005||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Herself||Featured comic|
|Weekends at the DL||Panelist|
|Cuts||Pepper||Guest star (1 episode)|
|2004–2007||Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||Lunch Lady||Recurring|
|Redlight, Greenlight||Herself||Series host|
|I Love the '70s||Series regular|
|I Love the '80s Strikes Back|
Note: The year given is the year of the ceremony
|2016|| Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host |
(shared with Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry)
|2018||Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host|
(shared with Bailon, Mai, and Mowry)
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