Luenell, who uses only her first name, was born on March 12, 1959, in Tollette, Arkansas, as Luenell Batson. She is one of eight children and was raised in Northern California where she attended Castro Valley High School.
Luenell is a comedian, actor and writer who began her career in the 1990s appearing regularly on “Soul Beat TV” on Oakland, California, cable station KSBT.
She has been active in the film industry since 1993 and has acted in numerous films, including Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and The Rock in the 1990s. In 2012 Luenell made appearances in three number-one feature films – Think Like a Man, Hotel Transylvania and Taken 2. Most recently, Luenell has made television appearances on episodes of “The Middle” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as well as stand-up appearances on “Snoop Dog’s Bad Girls of Comedy” on SHOWTIME and “Stand-up In Stilettos” on the Television Guide Network.