Growing Up Urkel

Growing Up Urkel

by Jaleel White
Growing Up Urkel

Growing Up Urkel

by Jaleel White


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An incisive and insightful memoir by one of the most beloved icons of nineties television Jaleel White, the actor who portrayed Steve Urkel on the hit sitcom Family Matters.

At the tender age of twelve, Jaleel White auditioned for the role of Steve Urkel, the socially inept genius, who was in love with his next-door neighbor, Laura.

Though Steve Urkel was intended to be in only one episode, Jaleel’s indelible performance catapulted Urkel into the pantheon of American pop culture. But success can cost as much as it pays. After nine years on the popular sitcom Family Matters, Jaleel is twenty-one, a UCLA undergrad, and adjusting to a world and industry that sees him as the nasally nerd in high water pants, suspenders, and coke bottle glasses.

In this wise and witty memoir, Growing Up Urkel takes you on a memorable journey through the peaks, valleys, and plateaus of fame and fortune.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781668068892
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/19/2024
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 463,586
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Jaleel White is an actor, producer, and screenwriter most known for his iconic role as Steve Urkel on the sitcom Family Matters. White has also starred in Big Fat Liar, Sonic the Hedgehog, Grown Ups, and Scooby Doo. White’s top guest appearances include Boston Legal, Dreamgirls, House, and most recently starred in the Netflix’s Hustle, starring Adam Sandler. In April of 2021, he launched a successful cannabis line called itsPurpl.
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