Patrice Lumumba Malcolm O’Neal, known by his stage name Patrice O’Neal is an American actor, RJ and a stand-up comedian who was born on the 7th of December, 1969 in New York City, United States of America. He was born as the son of a single mother named Georgia, who named him after the leader of Congo’s Independence movement; Patrice Lumumba. He grew up in the Roxbury neighborhood, which was near Massachusetts, Boston and in an interview revealed that he had never known his father. As a child, Patrice attended the West Roxbury High School, where he was not the brightest of student but a very good football player. He played in several competitions for his school and was the star player of his team, but never really thought about making a future out of it. Maybe that is the reason why he turned down an offer from the Northeastern University who had offered him a scholarship in sports. But he went on to study arts and later turned out to be a great stage performer. Born and raised in the U.S, he is an American by nationality and belongs to black ethnicity.
A big man in his built, Pat was also a tall individual. His height was around 193 cm, which measures about 6 feet and 4 inches and had an estimated weight of about 400 pounds, which made him look like a giant. He didn’t take care about his food and ate whatever he felt like eating, without proper exercise. Maybe that was the reason for his weight gain as he has got pictures on the media that can show you his actual physique. With big legs, arms and chest, he also has a big round face with his thick set of lips and comparatively smaller eyes. He never went to gym, although he was bothered by his overweight. Once he jokingly said in an interview “See, I’ve gonna lose weight now to stay alive, and that’s not enough motivation for me.” His over weight problem started after he quit playing football and started to perform his on stage shows.
Because he didn’t have a long list of girlfriends, many of his fans accused him of being sexually gay. But that was not the reason as he had been dating a Vondecarlo Brown, who is a relationship expert, entrepreneur, writer, host, comedian, actress, producer and a singer too. The two of them had been dating for a long time and though some say that she was his wife, but the two were never really married. Before his death, they didn’t have any children as well but as of now, Miss Brown is a single mother with her daughter Aymilyon Oneal who is believed to be Patrick’s daughter. Neither of them had any kids from any of their previous affairs, nor was divorced at any point in their life.
Patrick is known for his sense of humor, which made him such a successful comedian in a short time. Besides that, he also has worked as an actor in many different TV shows as well as movies like: Yes, Dear (2000), The Colin Quinn Show (2002), Chappelle’s Show (2003), Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses (2004), The Office (2005), Assy McGee (2006), Z Rock (2008), Furry Vengeance (2010), Nature Calls (2012) etc. As a result he has got fans from different parts of the world. He also has huge fan following on his official Twitter and Instagram pages.
With an estimated net worth of $500 thousand US dollars, he had worked and served many communities with his philanthropic deeds. To know more about him, you can read his biography online in sites like IMDB and Wikipedia. In the October of 2011 he showed signs of stroke and was semi paralyzed and was immediately rushed to Englewood Hospital, where the doctors performed his surgery. He turned up dead in the 29th of November, 2011 and his funeral was done 2 days before his 42nd birthday.