Gabriel Iglesias Biography: Kid, Movies & TV Shows, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Wife, Height

February 2, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Gabriel Iglesias is a renowned American stand-up comedian and actor who has entertained millions with his hilarious jokes about his weight, Hispanic heritage, and everyday life.

He is also known for his signature catchphrase, “I’m not fat, I’m fluffy”, and his levels of fatness.

He has performed comedy since 1997 and has produced several specials for Comedy Central and Netflix. He has also appeared in many films and TV shows, such as Magic Mike, Coco, and Mr. Iglesias.

He is one of the world’s most successful and highest-paid comedians and a generous philanthropist who supports various causes and charities.


  • Full name: Gabriel Jesus Iglesias
  • Nickname: Fluffy
  • Date of birth: July 15, 1976
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: San Diego, California, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Stand-up comedian and actor
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Parents: Esther P. Mendez and Jesus Iglesias
  • Siblings: Five (four brothers and one sister)
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: One (Frankie Iglesias)
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $40 million

Early Life & Education

Now at 47, Gabriel Iglesias was born in San Diego, California, on July 15, 1976, to parents Esther P. Mendez and Jesus Iglesias.

He has five siblings and grew up in various places, such as Riverside, Corona, Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, and Compton.

He lived in Section 8 low-income housing in Long Beach for most of his youth.

He attended Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, participating in speech and debate, wrestling, and choir. He graduated in 1994 and decided to pursue a comedy career.

Personal Life

Gabriel Iglesias has been in a few romantic relationships, but none lasted long. He dated a woman named Claudia Valdez for several years, but they broke up in 2020. He has a stepson named Frankie Iglesias with Claudia. Frankie was born in 1997.

He considers Frankie as his son and loves him dearly. He also has a dog named Risa, who often appears on his social media posts.

He lives in Signal Hill, California, where he owns a large collection of Volkswagen buses and Hawaiian shirts.


Gabriel Iglesias started working for a cell phone company in Los Angeles but quit in 1997 to pursue comedy full-time.

This decision led to him being evicted from his home and losing his car. He struggled for a few years but eventually succeeded in the comedy circuit.

He performed in various clubs, festivals, and competitions, such as the Latino Laugh Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival, and the Last Comic Standing.

He developed his style of comedy, which he calls “storytelling with characters and sound effects”. He also created his own production company, Fluffy Shop Studios, to produce his shows and specials.

He debuted on television in 2000 when he appeared on the Nickelodeon show All That. He then appeared on several other shows, such as Premium Blend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

He also voiced characters in animated shows, such as Family Guy, The Emperor’s New School, and The Nut Job.

He got his first Comedy Central special in 2003, called Comedy Central Presents: Gabriel Iglesias. He then produced several more specials for Comedy Central, such as Hot and Fluffy, I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy and Aloha Fluffy. He also released his DVD, The Fluffy Movie, in 2014.

He made his film debut in 2002 when he appeared in El Matador. He then appeared in several other films, such as Magic Mike, A Haunted House 2, The Book of Life, and Norm of the North. He also voiced characters in animated films, such as Planes, The Star, Coco, and UglyDolls.

He got his first Netflix special in 2016, called I’m Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry. He then produced several more specials for Netflix, such as One Show Fits All, Mr. Iglesias, and Beyond the Fluffy World Tour.

He is one of the most successful and highest-paid comedians in the world. He has sold out venues such as Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, and The Sydney Opera House.

He has over 25 million followers on social media and nearly 1 billion views on YouTube. He was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy legends like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Lorne Michaels.

Net Worth

Gabriel Iglesias has an estimated net worth of around $40 million.

He earns income from comedy shows, specials, films, TV shows, and merchandise.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @fluffyguy
  • Twitter handle: @fluffyguy
  • YouTube: FluffyMania


  • All That
  • El Matador
  • Premium Blend
  • Family Guy
  • The Emperor’s New School
  • Hot and Fluffy
  • I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy
  • Magic Mike
  • Planes
  • The Fluffy Movie
  • A Haunted House 2
  • The Book of Life

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