Comedian, actor, writer, and producer Lil Rel Howery is a movie star. His role as TSA agent Rod Williams in the Oscar-winning instant classic GET OUT ushered Howery into superstar status. His keen ability to mesh humor and honor resonated so deeply with audiences that Howery became not only the breakout star but a cultural champion. Winner of the Best Comedic Performance in a Movie at the MTV Movie & Television Awards, nominated for an IMAGE Award for Best Supporting Actor, and crowned Bernie Mac Comedy King of the Year, Howery is experiencing success at a rate bestowed upon few in Hollywood’s history.
Recently, Howery played Dax, the lead role in the film UNCLE DREW, and guest-starred alongside Issa Rae in the fearlessly funny HBO smash comedy series INSECURE as Quentin. Lil Rel starred in the critically-acclaimed NBC comedy series THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, appearing alongside fellow cast members Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier as Jerrod Carmichael’s brother “Bobby.” Rel also was an executive producer, wrote and starred in the “gleefully absurd” (Chicago Sun Times) weekly sketch comedy show FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE on TruTV.
Rel’s first hour standup special, RELEVENT, premiered two years ago on Comedy Central. The hour was executive produced by Kevin Hart and was named one of “The 10 Best Stand-Up Specials of 2015” by Vulture. Up next, you can see Lil Rel on FOX’s sitcom REL (premiering September 9th at 8 pm), where he serves as star and Executive Producer. With four movies slated to hit theaters this year and his highly anticipated new series, Howery is showing Hollywood how!