DeRay Davis has been very successful in the entertainment business both as an actor and a stand-up comedian. He is known for such films as the Barbershop and its sequel, 21 Jump Street, and more. On the small screen, he has made appearances in FOX’s Empire, HBO’s Entourage, Wild ‘N Out, and more.
DeRay Davis Bio
Davis was born as Antoine DeRay Davis on August 5, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Robbins and Dolton. He began his show business career as a stand-up comedian performing in various comedy clubs. He got his breakthrough performing at the Laffapalooza Festival in Atlanta.
Davis played the role of Ray Ray in Barbershop. After that gig, Davis relocated to Los Angeles and won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition. He has since starred in over 30 films including Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), The Fog (2005), School for Scoundrels (2006), Scary Movie 4 (2006), Jumping the Broom (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Meet the Blacks (2016) and many more.
In addition to his acting and comedy career, Davis has featured on the rap album of many rap stars and even appeared in their music videos, from Kanye West’s The College Dropout and Late Registration both of where he impersonated Bernie Mac and Three 6 Mafia’s music video for “Doe Boy Fresh.
DeRay Davis Girlfriends, Wife
In recent years, the word “three-lationship” has been popping up more often in Hollywood and DeRay Davis is among those who’ve come out to openly admit that he is in a polyamorous relationship. The comedian is happily living with two women at the same time with no plans of marrying either and it looks like they are all fine with it.
In 2016, Davis’ three-lationship was featured on Oxygen’s unscripted show Living with Funny which featured rising comedians while giving an up-close look at their personal lives, especially the women in their lives. Davis said he accepted to do the show because he wanted “to show the other side of what a comedian goes through when the curtains were closed.”
Davis himself revealed more information about his polyamorous relationship in a November 2017 episode of the daytime talk show The Real.
“Living with two women in a polyamorous relationship is perfectly fine, and people shouldn’t be shocked that it works,” Davis said much to the shock of the female hosts he was sitting with.
DeRay’s two girlfriends are Caro Peguero born in 1991 and Coco Crawford born in 1993. On The Real, the funnyman further revealed: “I’ve been with one for about five years, the other one for almost two and half years now.” However, he didn’t specify which lady he had been with the longest.
He added; “They’re very comfortable, ’cause I’m very open. I don’t make it where it’s all, ‘Oooh, look what I’m doing.’ I’m not a player.”
When one of the hostesses asked him which one he was going to marry, Davis said; “I’d rather they marry each other, and I’ll just be with both of them.”
Before DeRay’s two girls came into the picture, he was dating a certain Claudia Jordon. Claudia ended the relationship on a note and when he followers asked her why she ended things with Davis, she simply replied: “Because he had too many bitches.” Obviously, not every woman is okay with sharing her man.
DeRay Davis Daughter
Davis has a daughter named Brook Davis. As of 2017, Brook is in her teens. Davis regularly flaunts her on social media. However, he has never said a word about who her mother might be and how he raises her with his two concubines. Brook has once accompanied her dad to a red carpet event.
Davis is the older brother of R n B singer-songwriter Steph Jones. It is almost unbelievable considering that Jones was born and raised in Houston, Texas while his older brother is a Chicago native. According to reports, Jones’ dad (also Davis’ dad) was a drug dealer who was shot when Jones was just 12 years old. Their mother was a disc jockey.
Jones attended college at Santa Monica and majored in psychology. He is best known for his collaboration with rapper Ludacris whom he featured on the single “Celebrity Chick” and Small World alongside Chingy. He was signed to Def Jam through Ludacris’ Disturbing tha Peace but he later left the label.