W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 26
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California

W. Kamau Bell is an American stand-up comic and television host. Prominent within the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene, he is best known as the host of the former FXX television series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and as the host of the CNN original series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, for which he has received a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

W. Kamau Bell is an American stand-up comic and television host. Prominent within the San Francisco stand-up comedy scene, he is best known as the host of the former FXX television series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and as the host of the CNN original series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, for which he has received a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

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Awards & Nominations

10 Nominations | 3 Emmys
Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program - 2022
  • Nominee
  • W. Kamau Bell, Directed by
  • We Need To Talk About Cosby
  • "Part 1"
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Documentary Films presents a Boardwalk Pictures production in association with WKB Industries
Outstanding Narrator - 2022
  • Nominee
  • W. Kamau Bell, as Narrator
  • We Need To Talk About Cosby
  • "Part 1"
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Documentary Films presents a Boardwalk Pictures production in association with WKB Industries
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series - 2022
  • Nominee
  • W. Kamau Bell, Executive Producer
  • We Need To Talk About Cosby
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Documentary Films presents a Boardwalk Pictures production in association with WKB Industries
Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special - 2021
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2019
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program - 2018
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2018
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - 2017
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2017
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2016

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Janet Cheatham Bell, W. Kamau Bell, and Walter Bell at the Governors Gala at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Melissa Bell, W. Kamau Bell, Barbara Bowman, Stacey Pinkerton, Lise-Lotte Lublin, and Benjamin Lublin at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Governors Gala.
W. Kamau Bell on stage at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
W. Kamau Bell presents during the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
W. Kamau Bell speaks to the press at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, September 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
W. Kamau Bell presents an award at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
W. Kamau Bell poses with an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
W. Kamau Bell at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
Melissa Bell and W. Kamau Bell on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
The United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell team accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
W. Kamau Bell on stage at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
W. Kamau Bell accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell and Geraldine Porras
RuPaul Charles and W. Kamau Bell
The United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell team
W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell and Melissa Bell at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
W. Kamau Bell and Melissa Bell on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Janet Cheatham Bell, W. Kamau Bell, and Walter Bell at the Governors Gala at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Janet Cheatham Bell, W. Kamau Bell, and Walter Bell at the Governors Gala at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Melissa Bell, W. Kamau Bell, Barbara Bowman, Stacey Pinkerton, Lise-Lotte Lublin, and Benjamin Lublin at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Governors Gala.
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Melissa Bell, W. Kamau Bell, Barbara Bowman, Stacey Pinkerton, Lise-Lotte Lublin, Benjamin Lublin, and guest at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Governors Gala.

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W. Kamau Bell on stage at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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W. Kamau Bell on stage at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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W. Kamau Bell presents during the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
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W. Kamau Bell presents during the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.

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W. Kamau Bell speaks to the press at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, September 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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W. Kamau Bell at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys

 

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W. Kamau Bell presents an award at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
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W. Kamau Bell on stage at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys

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W. Kamau Bell poses with an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
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W. Kamau Bell poses with an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball. 

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W. Kamau Bell at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
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W. Kamau Bell at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.

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Melissa Bell and W. Kamau Bell on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Melissa Bell and W. Kamau Bell on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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The United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell team accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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The United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell team accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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W. Kamau Bell on stage at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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W. Kamau Bell presents an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

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W. Kamau Bell accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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W. Kamau Bell accepts an award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

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W. Kamau Bell
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W. Kamau Bell and guest at the 2018 Creative Arts Ball. 

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W. Kamau Bell and Geraldine Porras
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W. Kamau Bell and Geraldine Porras accept an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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RuPaul Charles and W. Kamau Bell
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RuPaul Charles and W. Kamau Bell present an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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The United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell team
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The team from United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell accept an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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W. Kamau Bell
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W. Kamau Bell on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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W. Kamau Bell and Melissa Bell at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.
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W. Kamau Bell and Melissa Bell at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.

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W. Kamau Bell and Melissa Bell on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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W. Kamau Bell and Melissa Bell on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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