Jay Pharoah is a stand-up comedian, an actor, a rapper and an impressionist of the American origin. He is best known by his fans as a star in the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show in 2010 to 2016. Here are the complete details about the career, biography and net worth of Jay Pharoah in 2019.
Early Life and Biography
His official names are Jared Antonio Farrow, and he was born in Virginia, the USA on 14th October 1987. He was born prematurely together with his twin brother, but the brother died at birth. Jay attended Indiana River High School for the commencement of his education. He later studied business at Virginia Commonwealth University and Tidewater Community College.
He began impersonating people when he was a small child aged six years. His enrolled him into a talent search competition at the age of six where he took the 5th position. Pharoah has a sister named Shania who has always supported him and now she is his manager.
Jay has always had a very discreet life, and not much is known of his personal life. The only information available is that he has been dating Sonna Rele who is a singer. They started dating in the year 2017. Pharoah’s family has been very supportive of him, and they have always encouraged and inspired him in his career.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Pharoah started by performing stand-up comedies in comedy clubs and local theatres. He used to make great impersonations of famous people like Jay-Z, Eddie Murphy, and Kanye West. He is known to impersonate former president Barrack Obama so well that people raised eyebrows and even speculated that Jay was Obama’s son. He got so good at what he was doing and even went on a tour with Charlie Murphy and Corey Holcomb.
Pharoah’s career got a breakthrough in 2010 after he got a chance to star in the ‘Saturday Night Live Show’. He appeared on the show for six years, and it received the big audience. He also had made appearances in films like ‘Balls Out’, ‘Lola Versus’ and ‘Ride Along’. He also did an Old Navy commercial in 2016. Jay is also a rapper and is currently working on his debut album which is to be produced by Myles William.
Although Pharoah has not won any tangible award so far, he has accomplished a lot, and he has become an internet phenomenon with his impersonation videos receiving thousands of views on YouTube. He was the host in 2016 at the American Music Awards.
Net Worth and Earnings
The total net worth of this comedian is estimated to be $4.5 Million. This wealth has come from his acting career as well as a comedian. He has also made a big amount through appearing in commercials. His worth is expected to rise in the future as he is about to release his music album and he is still active in his career.
Jay Pharoah has made a successful career out of impersonating people. He has a unique talent as an impressionist, and he has for a long time entertained his fans worldwide. His amazing acts have ranked him among the popular actors of our time.