The Untold Truth About J.B. Smoove’s Wife Shahidah Omar

April 18, 2024
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Who is Shahidah Omar?

Shahidah Omar was born on 5 July 1976 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Chicago, Illinois USA. She is a 45-year-old actress, singer-songwriter, producer, and composer, probably best recognized for creating music under the stage name Shah Xo. She is also known as the wife of the famous American actor and comedian J. B. Smoove.

How rich is she, as of now? Shahidah Omar Net Worth

As of early 2022, Shahidah Omar’s net worth is estimated at over $7 million, acquired through her successful music career and various business endeavors. Moreover, it’s assumed that she enjoys the wealth of her famous husband J. B. Smoove, who has a net worth estimated at over $5 million, also earned through his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Shahidah Omar spent her early years in her hometown of Chicago; however, there isn’t much information about her childhood time, parents, and siblings since she has remained silent when it comes to that. She holds American nationality, belongs to African American ethnic group, and is a Christian. Shahidah hasn’t shared any details regarding her educational background.

Professional Career

Shahidah has made a name for herself as a singer-songwriter and composer, who has released such songs as “Stop The War”, “What About The Living”, and “People Of The World”, among others. She issued her debut studio album entitled “Freedom” on “The Bonnie Hunt Show” in 2010, but her second studio album “SHAHclectic” wasn’t released until September 2018. In addition, she’s a music producer and runs her own production studio called Hot Pink Studios.


Besides that, she is the founder and owner of the “Basic Peace” lifestyle brand.

Shahidah also tried herself as a dancer and model, and when it comes to her acting career, she made her debut feature film appearance in the role of Erika in the 2003 coming-of-age comedy film “Graduation Night”, which was written and directed by Alpesh Patel. After marrying the famous actor J. B. Smoove, Shahidah began appearing in various TV shows, including “Real Husbands Of Hollywood”, “The Arsenio Hall Show”, and “The Kelly Clarkson Show”. Most recently, she appeared as Shah in the episode “Wedding Gone-A-Rye” of “Real Husbands Of Hollywood” in 2022.

Personal Life and Appearance

Shahidah Omar tied the knot with J. B. Smoove in 2007, then adopted his daughter from his previous relationship.

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The couple currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Speaking about her appearance, Shahidah has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m). However, information about her weight, vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.

Who is her husband? J. B. Smoove Short Wiki/Bio

Jerry Angelo Brooks was born on 16 December 1965 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Plymouth, North Carolina USA. He was raised in his hometown before the family moved to Mount Vernon, New York when he was three. He’s the son of Floyd and Elizabeth Brooks and has two younger brothers. He attended Mount Vernon High School, then upon matriculation in 1983, he enrolled in Norfolk State University in Virginia, where he studied Engineering and Graphic Design. Prior to becoming a famous actor and comedian, J. B. Smoove worked as a fire extinguishers door-to-door seller, and perfume formulator.


Career Beginnings

J.B. Smoove started to perform stand-up comedy in the early 1990s, while he introduced himself to a wider public when appearing in Russell Simmons’ show “Def Comedy Jam” in 1995. Soon afterwards, he made his feature film debut as Chucky in the 1997 crime drama film “Lesser Prophets”, after which he landed the major role of Mel in the absurdist comedy film “Tomorrow Night” (1998), and starred as Trucky in the action-adventure comedy film “Pootie Tang” (2001). He played various roles in the short-lived Fox comedy sketch show “Cedric The Entertainer Presents” from 2002 to 2003, then served as a writer and performer in the hit NBC comedy sketch and variety show “Saturday Night Live” from 2003 to 2005, during which he won a Writers Guild of America Award. It was followed by his portrayal of Manny in Chris Rock’s sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” (2007-2008) aired on UPN and The CW.

Rise to Prominence

In 2007, J. B. Smoove became a regular cast member of Larry David’s HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, in which he played the role of Leon Black until 2021; he even wrote a book as his character, entitled “The Book Of Leon: Philosophy Of A Fool” and published in 2017. The series was met with high critical acclaim, and was nominated for 47 Primetime Emmy Awards. From 2008 to 2010, he had the major part of Kenny Westchester in the Fox sitcom “’Til Death”, next to Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher, followed by his appearance as Cabbie in the 2010 romantic comedy crime film “Date Night”, alongside Steve Carell and Tina Fey.


The same year, he served as the host of “Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up At The El Rey” on Comedy Central, then in 2012 his first TV comedy special “JB Smoove: That’s How I Dooz It” was broadcast on the same channel. Also in 2012, he was cast in the main role of Clem in the short-lived NBC sitcom “Bent”.

Continued Success

J.B. Smoove provided his voice to Hackus in the animated film “The Smurfs 2” and played Jaspar in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated HBO comedy film “Clear History”, both in 2013. He then featured as Ray in the CBS sitcom “The Millers” (2013-2015), concurrently playing a fictionalized version of himself in the BET reality show parody “Real Husbands Of Hollywood” from 2013 to 2016., and collaborating again with Chis Rock on his critically acclaimed comedy film “Top Five”, in which he portrayed Silk alongside Kevin Hart, Sherri Shephard, and Tracy Morgan, and hosted the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing”, both in 2014.

Ever fully occupied, he also provided the voice-over of Bebop and Anton Zeck in the Nickelodeon animated action-comedy series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” from 2014 to 2017. It was followed by his performance as Angelo in the sports comedy film “Uncle Drew” (2018), directed by Charles Stone III, and his voice-over of Phil in the Netflix animated sci-fi fantasy series “3Below: Tales Of Arcadia” (2018-2019), which is the second installment of Guillermo del Toro’s trilogy “Tales Of Arcadia”.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2019, J. B. Smoove landed the role of Julius Dell in the Marvel Studios superhero film “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, which was one of the highest-grossing films of the year with more than $1.1 billion taken worldwide; he would later reprise the role in its 2021 sequel “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.


From 2019 to 2020, he voiced Frank in the DC Universe adult animated superhero series “Harley Quinn”, which received critical acclaim. Thereafter, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for his performance as Chief Billy Bills in the Quibi comedy mystery series “Mapleworth Murders” in 2020. During the same year, he also lent his voice to Marker in the Hulu comedy series “Woke”.

Most recently, JB did the voice-over of Quattro the Pigeon in the Amazon Prime Video adult animated comedy series “Fairfax” (2021).

The same year, he and Miles Grose launched a podcast, entitled “May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom From JB Smoove”.

Martha Clifford

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