Facts of Carlos Mencia
|Full Name||Carlos Mencia|
|Birth Name||Ned Arnel Mencia|
|Profession||Comedian, Actor, Author|
|Birth City||San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
|Father Name||Roberto Holness|
|Mother Name||Magdelena Mencia|
|No Of Children||1|
|Education||California State University|
|Date of Birth||October 22,1967|
How Did Carlos Mencia Rise To Fame?
Carlos Mencia is an American comedian, writer, and actor who is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia.
The Honduran-born comedian made his debut from the LA stand-up venues like The Comedy Store and The L.A. Cabaret. Since then, Carlos has appeared in numerous comedy shows and has released albums and DVDs like Not for the Easily Offended, No Strings Attached, Performance Enhanced, and Carlos Mencia: New Territory.
How Much Is His Worth?
According to a reliable source, Mencia is currently enjoying an impressive net worth of $20 million.
He amassed his wealth from his multiple successful careers as an author, comedian, and actor.
In the United States, a comedian makes around $15,000 to $61,000 per year, apart from very successful comedians like Russell Peters who earn $19 million a year.
In a similar way, the average pay range of an actor is around $15,500 to $52,000 annually.
Let Us Go Through His Career Journey
Mencia began his career by performing stand-up in programs such as The L.A. Cabaret and The Comedy Store. His stand-up comedy success led him to appear on The Arsenio Hall Show and Buscando Estrellas.
In 1994, Mencia was picked to host HBO’s Latino comedy show Loco Slam. In 2001, Carlos continued to do stand-ups and toured alongside Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco as The Three Amigos.
While touring, Carlos performed a two half-hour specials on HBO, from which, the second half won him a CableACE Award for Best Stand-up Comedy Special.
The same year, Mencia released his debut stand-up album titled Take a Joke America. The following year, he performed his break-out performance on Comedy Central Presents.
In 2005, Carlos released his own half-hour comedy show Mind of Mencia with Comedy Central. The show was mixed with his stand-up comedy sketch and was made similar to Dave Chappelle’s Show.
Besides his career in comedy, he was also working with guest appearance and minor roles in TV shows like Moesha, 29 Palms, MADtv, and The Shield. He also appeared in the animated show The Proud Family, Buy Me Love, Our Family Wedding, and Farce of the Penguins.
Where Is The Mind Of Mencia Host Living?
The 52-year-old comedian is reported to reside in White Oak Avenue, Encino, California. Mencia purchased his 8,560 square foot mansion for $4.3 million back in 2007.
The house includes 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 6 car garage, 2 walk-in closets, 1 steam shower, library, home theatre, and a pool with spa.
Carlos rides around expensive cars like Range Rover worth of $89,000 and Audi A4 costing around $50,800.
How Did Carlos Get His Name and Surname?
Born Ned Arnel Mencia on 22 October 1967 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Magdelena Mencia, and Roberto Holness. He holds American nationality and has mixed (Mexican and Honduran) ethnicity.
Ned opts his surname Mencia from his mother’s side after his parents got engaged in a domestic dispute and his mother declined to give her son his father’s last name.
On the other hand, Mencia changed his first name from Ned to Carlos in 1988 in order to appeal to the Mexican audiences.
The 5 feet 8 inches tall comedian was raised Roman Catholic and went to Garfield High School in Los Angeles County. He later enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles and majored in electrical engineering.
Who Is He Married To?
Mencia is married to his longtime girlfriend Amy Mencia. The couple tied the knot on December 2003, however, the exact marriage date is not revealed.
Together, they share one son, Lucas Pablo Mencia. The duo has been married for 16 years as of 2019.