Diallo Riddle - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Diallo Riddle
Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian, Producer
Best Known For: Maya & Marty (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 6, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Diallo Riddle
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: John Riddle Jr.
Mother's Name: Carmen Riddle
Siblings: 6
High School: Benjamin Elijah Mays High School
University: Harvard University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: April 20, 2009
Wife's Name: Brittany Riddle
Children: 3

Felix Coltrane Riddle (son)
Calvin Riddle (son)
Desmond Thomas Agassi Riddle (son)

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Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
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Who is Diallo Riddle?

Diallo Riddle is a writer, producer, actor, comedian, and DJ by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for his work in sitcoms Marlon, South Side, The Last O.G, Maya & Marty.

Diallo Riddle – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Diallo Riddle’s birth took place on May 6, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was born to his father John Riddle Jr., an artist and curator, and his mother Carmen Riddle. His father was the 6th child of his grandparents. His grandmother was the first African-American woman to graduate from USC Law School.

He is not the only child of his parents and has six siblings as well.

Diallo Riddle while in kindergarten (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Benjamin Elijah Mays High School and after graduation studied at Harvard University. Other information on his siblings and childhood is still under wraps.

His ethnicity is African-American.

Diallo Riddle – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Riddle happily married his longtime girlfriend Brittany Riddle on 20 April 2009. In a 2018 interview with The Hedonist Magazine, he said that they had known each other for 20 years and are an “old married couple.” 

Brittany is a longtime friend of Chrissy Teigen, wife of 10 Grammy Award-winning singer, and songwriter John Legend.

Diallo Riddle and his wife have three children together – sons Felix Coltrane Riddle (born November 2009), Calvin Riddle (born February 2012), and Desmond Thomas Agassi Riddle (born March 2017).  

Desmond was born with craniosynostosis and had to undergo surgery at a few months old. Currently, the couple is living together without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

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Diallo Riddle, and Brittany Riddle with their sons - posted April 2018 (Instagram)

Diallo Riddle – Career

Early Career

While a student at Harvard University, he worked as a writer on Comedy Central’s Chocolate News. Later on, in 2008, he served as a writer and performer in the show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

With Bashir Salahuddin, he wrote Brothers in Atlanta, which was commissioned by HBO but was later canceled. Also with the  Salahuddin brothers, Diallo Riddle wrote South Side.

Recent work

Diallo Riddle also co-wrote Slow Jam The News with Barack Obama, Sherman's Showcase, Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays, and The Maya Rudolph Show. As an actor, he has starred in the pilot show The Reporters (2013), Silicon Valley, Marlon, Rise, and The Last O.G., among others.


Diallo Riddle’s Silicon Valley cast includes Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, and Suzanne Cryer.

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Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddi (IndieWire)

Diallo Riddle – Awards, Nominations

He has shared nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award (2011), and two Writers Guild Awards.

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Diallo Riddle – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be over $1.4 million while there have been no estimates on his annual salary.

Diallo Riddle – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Diallo Riddle is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with thousands of followers.

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