The American comedian Gabriel Iglesias popularly known by his stage name Fluffy has garnered huge fame through his comic TV show I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy. In addition to his comedy career, Gabriel is also a voice actor as well as a writer and producer. He began his comic career in 1997 and has appeared in several comedy shows as well as movies. As a result of his outstanding performances, Gabriel has recorded a good number of awards in his name including the Beacon of H.O.P.E and key to the city awards. Learn more about Gabriel Iglesias’ bio, family, and other interesting facts below.
Gabriel Iglesias Bio
The fluffy comedian was born as Gabriel Jesus Iglesias on the 15th of July 1976 in San Diego, California in the United States. The comic star holds an American nationality and is of Mexican descent. He was born to Mexican-American parents Jesus Iglesias and his wife Esther P. Mendez. Gabriel is well educated; he completed both his basic and higher education in California before the inception of his professional career.
Soon after graduation from college, Gabriel started working with a Los Angeles-based mobile phone company. After a few years, he developed a keen interest in pursuing a career in entertainment. When he decided to follow his passion in 1997, Gabriel ended up losing his job at the mobile phone company as well as his car and was also evicted from his house.
At the early stages of his career, Gabriel started performing stand up comedy at various clubs and shows around his neighborhood. He won the heart of his fans through his witty and funny comic lines. A few years later, he starred in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That alongside Nick Cannon and Amanda Bynes in the year 2000. His comedy style is based on popular subjects including Mexican-American culture, everyday life, race relations, and obesity jokes.
The comedian featured as a contestant in the NBC show Last Comic Standing in 2006. He hosted a comedy show Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution on Comedy Central from 2011 to 2014. His other comedy shows include I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy, Just For Laughs, Live at Gotham, Fluffy Breaks Even, and Double Dave. He is currently appearing in the 2019 comic show Gabriel Fluffy Iglesias-One Show Fits All.
Asides from comedy, Gabriel has equally done a great job as an actor and has starred in several films and TV series. He has also provided voice for several characters in animated comedy series such as Family Guy, Blazing Samurai, Magic Mike XXL, EL Americano: The Movie, and Smurfs: The Lost Village, among others.
How Much is Gabriel Iglesias Worth?
The amazing comedian Gabriel Iglesias has been incredibly successful in his career and has garnered a huge fan base around the world. He is currently enjoying a lavish lifestyle and has earned a fortune from his comedy career. The comedian currently has a net worth of $40 million and also earns close to $20 million annually from his shows, tours, and other business endeavours.
Family Details – Meet The Mom
Just like we inferred above, Gabriel was born into a Mexican-American family and his parents are Jesus Iglesias and Esther P. Mendez. Soon after his birth, his parents separated leaving Gabriel and his five older siblings to be raised by a single mother. While he was growing up, Gabriel spent his early years living in Baldwin Park, Santa Ana, Riverside, Compton, and Corona neighbourhood before his family finally settled in Long Beach. At the time, life was hard for the comedian and his family; his mother did several odd jobs so she could take care of her children. Sadly, his mother kicked the bucket on the 1st day of May 2012 at the age of 77.
Girlfriend or Wife, and Son
In addition to his burgeoning career, Gabriel Iglesias is also successful in his love life. Although the comic star is yet to tie the knot with anyone, he has been in a few relationships to date. He is known to currently be dating an actress named Claudia Valdez. Claudia is popular for her appearance in the 2010 movie Monsters. The couple met each other in 2008 and after seeing the connection they shared, they decided to start up a relationship.
Prior to their relationship, Claudia already had a son named Frankie from her past relationship. However, there is no news of Frankie’s biological father and Gabriel has since adopted him as his son. The amazing couple has been enjoying a blissful relationship for over a decade and counting. They currently reside in the Whittier City of California and are yet to walk down the aisle; we hope they do that soonest.
How Tall is the Comedian?
The American comic star Gabriel Iglesias is a very tall dude with a charming personality. He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. He is obese and was previously weighing 445 pounds (202 kg). After he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, the comedian resorted to workouts and healthy lifestyle; hence, he lost over a hundred pounds. Gabriel has dark brown eyes and brown hair.