Loni Love is a co-host of "The Real," the one-hour, daily talk show on FOX television stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast in primetime on cable network BET.
Love, a comedian, author, host and actress, has driven audiences to hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. In her tireless pursuit of comedic excellence, Love, in addition to co-hosting "The Real," has also appeared as a regular guest DJ on "The Ellen Show" and is the host of the forthcoming game show "Heads Up!" and co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Café Mocha."
Love, who was named one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” by both Variety and Comedy Central, released her first book, "Love Him or Leave Him, But Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab" — part memoir, part relationship advice.
Growing up as a latchkey daughter of a hardworking mother in Detroit’s Brewster-Douglass housing projects, Love had an unparalleled work ethic. Working on the General Motors assembly line in high school, she found a passion for electrical engineering, which landed her a scholarship to Prairie View A&M University in Texas. It was there that she first took to the stage and fell in love with stand-up comedy, routinely getting gigs throughout college. Upon graduation, Love landed an engineering job in California and headed west to pursue her dream.
After moving to Los Angeles and becoming a regular at the legendary Laugh Factory, the Love train reached full steam in 2003 when the electrical engineer by day/stand-up comedian by night was chosen for the comics showcase at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Soon after, Love won the Jury Prize for Best Stand-Up and was a finalist on CBS’s revival of "Star Search" — both in the same year. Since then, the Detroit native has since forged a diverse and dynamic career.
Love’s comedic flair and entertaining presence landed her a role in the feature "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" with Kevin James, and the third installment of the "Bad Ass" film franchise, "Bad Asses on the Bayou," starring Danny Trejo and Danny Glover. She will also appear in the upcoming feature "Mother’s Day" from Garry Marshall, starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant and more.