American stand-up comedian best known for her witty commentary on the VH1 nostalgia series I Love the '80s. In 2013, she became host of the Fox talk show The Real .
She worked for a time on the General Motors assembly line putting doors on 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlasses and later went to Prairie View A&M University to study electrical engineering. She performed comedy throughout college and became an engineer at Xerox in California for 8 years.
She won an award at the US Comedy Arts Festival for Best Stand-Up in 2003.
She grew up in the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects.
She covered the inauguration of President Barack Obama for CNN.