About Ms. Pat’s Biography – from teenage mother to own show

March 22, 2024
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Who is Ms. Pat?

Ms. Pat is an American comedian, actress and writer, probably best known to the world for her own “Ms. Pat Show”, and the podcast “The Patdown with Ms. Pat”, in addition to numerous other achievements.

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Ms. Pat Wiki: Real Name, Age, Childhood, and Education

Patricia Williams was born on 2 April 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her mother’s name was Mildred, while there is no information about her biological father. She grew up with an older sister in a rather abusive household; their mother was abusive towards the girls, and drunk more often than not. As the girls grew older, further problems ensued, and a neighborhood man even molested them. He told them to be quiet about his sexual harassment, or he would beat them.


At just 12 years old, she met a man who was eight years her senior, Darrell Laye, the father of her first two children, whom she gave birth to when she was just 14 and 15 years old. After this, she spiraled into drug abuse and dealing crack on the streets of Atlanta, using the name Rabbit. She has spoken about her troubled upbringing in her autobiography “Rabbit – The Autobiography of Ms. Pat (2017)”.

After serving time at Fulton, Ms. Pat moved to a suburban neighborhood. She started a new life, trying to get her GED and a certificate to begin working as a medical assistant. However, her criminal record was in the way, but she found herself in comedy after her work counselor suggested she try herself in the genre.


Career Beginnings

Ms. Pat made her debut in 2002 at an open mic in Atlanta, but it wasn’t one for the books. She left the stage and later left Atlanta for Indianapolis after her husband was transferred to a new job spot.

She continued to pursue comedy as a career, and got her start at Morty’s, a famous comedy club. After a few performances, she got into an altercation with a comedian named Derek, and a YouTube video of their fight went viral, making Ms. Pat a star.


She continued to perform at various comedy clubs, building a name for herself. In 2005, Ms. Pat had her on-screen debut as she was one of the performers in the “BET’s Comicview”, a popular comedy show that launched the comedy careers of such stars as Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley among others.

Rise to Prominence

This kickstarted her on-screen career, and after a few years in comedy clubs, she began regularly appearing in podcasts and TV shows. In 2010, she guest appeared in “The Bob & Tom Show”, while two years later, she showed her comedic skills in the TV show “Stand-Up in Stilettos”.

In 2014 she featured in the documentary “Gotham Comedy Live”, which displayed comedy performances at the famous Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.

The same year, Ms. Pat was a guest comedian in the show “Laughs”. Moreover, she appeared in the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast for the first time, and through 2019, made two other appearances in the same podcast.

She was also the guest in “WTF with Marc Maron”, while in 2015, she made an appearance in “Last Comic Standing”, and in 2016 and ‘17 starred in Harry Connick Jr’s talk show “Harry”.

Ms. Pat was getting more recognition, and began to feature in other TV shows. In 2019 she appeared in “The Stand-Up show with Katherine Ryan”, while in 2020, she was featured in the TV special “Best of Stand-up 2020”.


However, in 2021 she had her big break; first, she starred in the TV mini-series documentary “Dark Humor”, and then BET+ picked up her “Ms. Pat Show”, a sitcom based on her life story and her comedy routine. The show premiered on 12 August 2021, and she stars as Patricia ‘Pat’ Carson, alongside J. Bernard Calloway as Terry Carson and Tami Roman as Ms. Pat’s sister, Denise Ford. The show became a complete success, earning high praise from the public and critics, and earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

To speak further of her accomplishments, Ms. Pat appeared in the TV show “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, then “Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine” (2021), “The Wendy Williams Show” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (2021-2022).

She performed at “BET Awards 2022”, which further contributed to her popularity. Ms. Pat has recently released her debut comedy special, “Ms. Pat: Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy”.

Most recently, she appeared in “The Real”, and “The Daily Show”. Moreover, she is now working on the romantic comedy film “Disconnection Notice”, in which she will portray a character named Ms Walters, and will also star Brian ‘Da Wildcat’ Smith, Kelly Stinnett-Davis and Myron Jewell, and is currently in post-production but without a premiere date set.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Ms. Pat’s net worth has been estimated at $1.5 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, writer and comedian.


Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

After years of struggles, Ms. Pat sorted out her life and is now living life to the fullest. She is a married woman, and her husband’s name is Garrett; according to reports, the two have been married since Pat was 18 years old, and have welcomed two children, Garrett Jr., and Marianna. Moreover, she is an adoptive mother to four children, Yolanda, Ramon, Porchia, and Ciisha, who are children of her niece, who has been struggling with drug addiction.

In her teenage years, Ms. Pat had two abortions, the results of sexual abuse she was a victim of since she was 12 years old.

Luckily, she has overcome all these issues, and now lives in Plainfield, Indianapolis, with her family.


Appearance and Vital Statistics

The popular comedian and actress has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.64m), while her weight and other vital statistics are unknown. However, she struggles with being overweight. She’s said that she doesn’t care much about the food she eats, and that her extra pounds aren’t a problem for her.

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