Cara Whitney is an American author and radio DJ who is perhaps better-known for being the spouse of the stand-up comedian, country music singer-songwriter and actor Daniel Lawrence Whitney, known professionally by the name Larry the Cable Guy.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Cara Wayans was born in 1976 in Wisconsin, USA, and is 46 years old as of 2022. She was raised in her birth town by her parents who owned a large farm and were cattle keepers. However, she has kept their names hidden, nor is it known if she has siblings. Unsurprisingly, Cara grew up very interested in animals, especially horses.
Whitney attended a local high school, and as a student was keen on creative writing and acting. While she hasn’ot disclosed her additional education background, it is widely speculated that she went to college and graduated in 1998.
Interests and Facts
Cara is a philanthropist, and has partnered with her husband to create an NGO which donates to families facing financial constraints, and people living with disability; they’ve donated millions of dollars to several rehabilitation centers such as Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital ($1million) and have also founded a non-profit organization, The Git-R-Done Foundation, which helps war veterans and underprivileged Children.
Cara’s son was born with a condition called hip dysplasia, but he recovered after being treated at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital – her family later donated $5 million to the medical center to facilitate the building of an International Hip Dysplasia Institute. It was their son’s illness, which can cripple if left untreated, that motivated Cara’s family to start their NGO.
Cara enjoys traveling, and has visited countless US destinations accompanying her spouse to red carpet events. She has also visited a number of European countries such as England and France.
She spends a portion of her spare time watching films and TV shows, and her favorite productions are “Leon: The Professional” and “I, Robot.” Her favorite entertainers are Natalie Portman and Will Smith.
Cara moved to Los Angeles as soon as she graduated, and landed her first job as a radio DJ there, working for several years while also appearing in a couple of TV series. She was selected for a role in an episode of the show “Celebrity Family Feud” in 2008, and in 2009 she appeared in an episode of the documentary “Biography.” More recently, in 2018, Cara was seen in an episode of the news talk show entitled “Fox and Friends.”
Cara’s books include “Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions From The Horse Farm,” which was published in 2018 and targets eight to 12-year-old children, and is about the memorable experiences her celebrity family had on their farm. She has also written the book “Unbridled Faith Devotions for Young Readers” (2020), and her latest is “Fields of Grace: Sharing Faith from the Horse Farm,” released in 2021.
Cara first met her future husband, Larry the Cable Guy, in Los Angeles shortly after she landed her first job as a radio DJ for a local station. They forged an instant connection, and began dating shortly afterward. The duo exchanged vows a year later at Cara’s family farm, situated in Nebraska, in 2005.
Their wedding ceremony was very simple and unusual; they were fully dressed in casual clothes during the occasion (sources reveal that their wedding budget was below $3,000). They welcomed their first-born child, son Wyatt Whitney on 2 August 2006, and on 29 October 2007 bore a daughter they named Reagan. The family is now residing in Arizona.
Weight, Height, and Physical Appearance
Cara is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall and weighs approximately 117lbs (53kg). She has a pair of gray eyes and long brown hair.
Cara has published a couple of books and has worked as a DJ for several years, which has seen her net worth growing significantly over the years. She is reputedly worth approximately $2 million.
Her husband, Larry is authoritatively worth an estimated $100 million, and apparently earns an annual salary of around $20 million.
Who Her Husband, Larry the Cable Guy Is
Daniel Lawrence Whitney is a well-known name in the American entertainment industry; he was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 17 February 1963, in Pawnee City, Nebraska, and is presently 69 years old. He was raised by his father, Tom, an entertainer, guitarist, and pig farmer, and his mother Shirley, a homemaker. He attended The King’s Academy and later joined Berean Christian School in the early ’80s. He was enrolled at Baptist University of America, and later joined University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1986.
Larry did many odd jobs before he officially launched his radio career in the ’90s. He started his career in the programs “The Bob & Tom Show” and “The Ron and Ron Show”, and was a regular guest on 98.9/KQRC in Kansas City in “The Johnny Dare Morning Show” and also on WJRR in Orlando.
Larry later ventured into stand-up comedy, and created his Cable Guy character, with a deep Southern accent and a redneck appearance, who is fond of telling funny stories related to his family. He has caught the public attention with the catchphrase ‘Git-R-Done!‘ Larry released his debut comedy album, “Lord, I Apologize” in 2001, followed by “The Right to Bare Arms” released four years later. He released his third album “Morning Constitutions,” which came with its TV special in 2007.
Larry starred in his show entitled “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,” which premiered on History Channel, attracting millions of viewers. Larry’s acclaimed performance has seen him nominated for several awards, in addition to bagging the Visual Effects Society Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture’, for his contribution to the animated film “Cars” in 2007.
Larry is a huge supporter of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football club, and never fails to watch their matches. He also likes rock music – his favorite band is REO Speedwagon.
North Dakota’s Bektrom Foods has a line of comedian Larry the Cable Guy meals, including boxed hamburger dinners – a portion of the profits benefits his Git R Done Foundation.
Through the help of the weight of loss products provider Nutrisystem, Larry was able to lose over 50lbs (23kg) back in 2008. He celebrated the tremendous achievement in a funny way, as he told The People during an interview, ‘I immediately took my wife out to eat and had everything I’m not supposed to.’ However, he admitted in 2011 that he had gained all the weight back, but remains optimistic that he will lose it again. Larry is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) tall and weighs around 275lbs (124kg). He has light brown hair and gray eyes.