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Hollywood Personality/Actor Wendell James Co-Stars in New Docu-Series “Raising Whitley” on OWN
Hilarious and opinionated actor Wendell James signs on to help longtime friend, actress Kym Whitley raise her new baby. They give the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” a whole new meaning.
“Taping was a lot of fun. I just had to be me, so it was like a normal day in the life of the Village. You won’t believe the things that go on!” laugh’s Wendell.
Kym Whitley and Wendell met in early 2004 when Whitley was hired to host a launch event debuting Wendell’s new shirt line “Wendell’s Designs”. From there the friendship blossomed, to include vacations, shopping for one another, lunch, dinner, laughter, tears, arguments and fabulous peace offerings! All the things you would see in a full on marriage, except for… well, you know. It wasn’t long before their circle of Hollywood friends would refer to them as “Hollywood play husband and wife”, so naturally it was no shock when Wendell was asked to be just that on “Raising Whitley”. James is a very standout and opinionated member of the Village. His no-nonsense attitude and nontraditional child raising ideas bring laughter, excitement and drama to the show. Little Joshua Whitley is in for a colorful upbringing.
About Wendell James
In 2004, Wendell James celebrity meter began to rise as he launched his new shirt line “Wendell’s Designs. The star-studded event was hosted by actress/comedienne Kym Whitley. Shortly thereafter, Wendell produced and hosted the “Talking with Wendell” show where he took his wild and zany personality to the red carpet and behind the scenes interviewing celebrities. From Gayle King to Dan Rather, everybody made their way over and took up conversation with Wendell.
In March of 2007, the Talking with Wendell show hit the airwaves. James was added to the KCAA 1050 AM family of radio broadcasters. The show segment both entertaining and informative aired live every Saturday from 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. and covered the Riverside and San Bernardino counties while streaming live on the web. James addressed hot topics in the news and in the community as well as the Hollywood Scoop.
In 2011, James hit the theater scene as cast member in the long-running, GLAAD nominated Off-Broadway play “Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love”. Here he brought the crowd uncontrollable laughter with his hilarious antics as he performed the monologue “Bon Appétit”. Wendell is also executive producer on the multi-award winning documentary “Gang Girl”, the story of a mother who discovers that her 22 year old daughter is a member of a dangerous L.A. gang and is also secretly living a lesbian life.
Other credits include: Hope for Love, 35 & Ticking, My Super Sweet 16, The Life He Chose, Frankie’s Jewels and Dirty Laundry, Breaking the Band, Dolls House. James also was executive producer of Wacked out Wednesdays & Gang Girl a multi- award winning documentary.
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