Awesome Actor David Alan Grier: Divorced His Curator Wife in 2010, Where Is He Now?
Once you’re friends with the Wayans brothers, you can say that your career is somehow set. Same thing happened to the funnyman, David Alan Grier. We’ve seen him in a lot of films and television series but how well do we know him? Let’s find out.
David was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 30, 1956. One of the three children born to a school teacher, mother Aretas Ruth and a psychiatrist and co-writer father Henry Grier, who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King for poverty.
Making sure that his children had an all-around knowledge, Grier and his siblings were exposed to literature, movies, music, culture and politics from an early age. Grier graduated high school from Magnet High School, received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
With so much love and passion for acting, right after graduating from Yale, David got his first break starring in a Broadway musical, The First. Though the musical was short-lived, Grier made enough impact for him to be nominated for a Tony Award.
Even though he had some remarkable roles after The First, he started gaining popularity after starring in the short-lived, critically acclaimed sketch comedy variety series “In Living Color.” The skyrocketing success of In Living Color opened the doors of success for Grier. He went on to star in more than 50 films, television series and plays combined, including Saturday Night Live, Cosby, Kenan & Kel, Jumanji, Stuart Little, etc.
Recently, he stars in the sitcom The Carmichael Show as Joe Carmichael and is also set to star in the upcoming film The Rocking Horsemen.
With about eighty films and television credit under his name, Grier has been able to maintain a pretty good reputation in the comedy business giving him the net worth of $4 million.
Personal Life: Married and Wife
Grier (60) has been married twice in his lifetime. His first marriage was with actress Maritza Rivera, who was also a co-star of Grier in In Living Color. The couple got married in 1997 and stayed together for 10 years divorcing in 1997.
Caption: David Grier and ex-wife Maritza Rivera attending Eddie Murphy's wedding.
Grier got married again, 10 years later, in July 2007, with Christine Y. Kim, an associate curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Maybe it was the love for art that got the two of them together, we never know. On January 10, 2008, Kim gave birth to their first child, daughter Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim. Unfortunately, due to irreconcilable differences, Kim filed for divorce on June 9, 2009, no longer making her his wife.
Caption: David Grier and ex-wife Christine attending the Comedy Central Emmy after party.
And now in case you’re wondering if he is in a relationship or maybe gay, then we’re happy to inform you that he is neither. Below is a tweet to prove that he is not gay.
Where is David Grier now? If that’s the question you have in your mind, then we have the answer right here for you. He currently stars in a family sitcom “The Carmichael Show” and is also set to star in the upcoming movie The Rocking Horsemen.