Adam Carolla - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 28, 2022

Adam Carolla
Nick Name: Ace Rockolla
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, Director, Screenwriter
Best Known For: The Adam Carolla Show (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 27, 1964 (age 59)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Adam Carolla
Birth Place: Los Angeles County, California, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Jim Carolla
Mother's Name: Kris McCall
Siblings: 1

Lauryn Carolla (older sister)

High School: North Hollywood High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Lynette Paradise (2002-2021)

Children: 2

Natalia Carolla (twin daughter)
Santino Richard Carolla (twin son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 87 kg (191.80 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 11 US, 45 EU
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Adam Carolla?

Adam Carolla is a Comedian, Radio host, Actor, Podcaster, Director, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Author

Adam Carolla – Age, Parents, Siblings

Adam Carolla’s birth took place on May 27, 1964. His birthplace is in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. and as his parents did not give him a middle name, his full name is Adam Carolla as well. 

But while applying for a driver’s license, he joked his middle name is "Lakers" and the application was processed without notice. He also has used other 3 middle names including “Ace”.

His parents are Jim Carolla, a psychologist, and Kris McCall, a recipient of welfare with a degree in Chicano studies. He has a sibling too- an older sister named Lauryn Carolla who is now married to an architect. Lauryn also ran a podcast named Carolla’s Sister.

Carolla also has other famous names in the family. His step-grandfather was László Görög, Oscar-nominated screenwriter who wrote The Mole People.

Credit: Facebook (baby Adam Carolla with his older sister)

Education, Teenage, Ethnicity

Adam Carolla was raised in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and later in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles where he studied at the Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School.

But he did not receive his high school diploma for years as it was held by the school for evading a library fine. In the 2005 episode of The Adam Carolla Project, he was seen paying off the book and receiving his diploma. While in his teenage years he played Pop Warner football for seven years.

He also briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College before dropping out.

His ethnicity is Italian and Irish.

Adam Carolla – Girlfriend, Wife, Divorce, Children

He married his longtime girlfriend Lynette Paradise on 28 September 2002. He and his wife have two children who are twins - daughter Natalia Carolla and son Santino "Sonny" Richard Carolla - born on June 7, 2006.

After 19 years of marriage, Adam Carolla announced in May 2021 that he is getting a divorce.

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Credit: Zimbio (Adam Carolla with wife and children pictured on April 16, 2015 )

Adam Carolla – Career

Before fame

After dropping out of high school and moving from his parent's home at 18, he struggled as a comedian and actor. He had a series of odd jobs and had worked as a carpet cleaner, carpenter, boxing instructor, and traffic school instructor. Even though he and his friends were broke, they did own a 1963 Cadillac limousine.

Adam Carolla studied improvisational comedy with The Groundlings and also was a member of the ACME Comedy Theatre troupe in the 1990s. He finally received his big break with Jay Leno.

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Credit: The Wealth Record (Adam Carolla)

Worked in

Carolla has hosted radio shows such as Loveline, The Adam Carolla Show, The Adam Carolla Podcast, The Man Show, Crank Yankers, Too Late with Adam Carolla, The Adam Carolla Project, The Car Show, Catch a Contractor, Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live.

He was also a contestant on 2008’s Dancing with the Stars and was partnered with Julianne Hough. The dancing duo was voted off on April 8, 2008, episode. In February 2012, he entered the 12th season of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice as a contestant but was fired by Trump in week 4.

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Moreover, he has acted or lent in voice in films such as Family GuyDrawn Together, Wreck-It RalphThe HammerSave Virgil, and Road Hard among others.

In addition, Carolla is an author and has published six books. Namely, they include The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love (1998), Rich Man, Poor Man (2012), Daddy, and Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want but won't be Getting. 

Worked with

Over the years, Adam Carolla has worked with Drew Pinsky ("Dr. Drew"), Riki Rachtman, Jimmy Kimmel, Gerard Butler, and Daniel Kellison, to name a few.

Credit: Forbes (Adam Carolla performs on stage)

Adam Carolla – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated to be around $20 million while the figure on his annual salary has not been estimated.

Adam Carolla – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles, Adam Carolla is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers and counting. He also has an official website - and a self-titled YouTube channel with over 96k subscribers.

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