Kym Elizabeth Whitley (born June 7, 1961) is an American comedian and actress. She is best known for her roles on television sitcoms, such as Animal Practice, The Boondocks, Young & Hungry, and The Parkers. She has her own reality show Raising Whitley, where she and her friends raise baby Joshua, the child that Kym unexpectedly gained custody of. Joshua was left to Whitley after a troubled young woman, who she mentored for 15 years, had mysteriously escaped the hospital immediately after giving birth and left behind only Kym's contact information.
For Disney, she played Michelle Porter in the movie College Road Trip, Wanda in the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids and she currently stars in the Freeform sitcom Young & Hungry. She also guest starred on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, on Disney Channel's That's So Raven and Jonas L.A. and on Freeform's Baby Daddy. She also voiced Caramel Jones on Disney Channel's The Proud Family and was a guest on FYI's Kocktails with Khloé.
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