Ralphie May

Ralphie May biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Ralph Duren May


stand up comedian, actor

Birth Date

February 17, 1972

Death date

October 6, 2017 (45 years)

Zodiac Sign



Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States


High School for the Performing and Visual Arts



Ralphie May family members

Mother's Name

Sue Ann May

Siblings names

Melanie Adamski (older sister), Camellia May (older sister), Charles May (older brother)

Is Ralphie May a gay/bisexual?


What is Ralphie May marital status?


Who is Ralphie May wife?

Lahna Turner (till his death in 2017)

When did get married?

July 3, 2005

How many children does he have?

2 (daughter April June May and son August James May)

Ralphie May wife

Lahna Turner (wife)

Lahna Turner

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Date of birth: July 15, 1974

At the moment of his death, Ralphie was in the middle of a divorce process with his wife of 10 years Lahna Turner. They tied a knot on July 3, 2005, and in 2015 Lahna filed for divorce. Their marriage dissolution process was quite long and dirty and lasted till Ralphie’s death on October 2017. Lahna remained Ralphie’s wife at the moment of his death, and it was she, who inherited all his assets.

Lahna Turner is a famous comedian, too. She appeared in many comedy shows on various channels, such as NBC, Netflix, VH1, etc. She appeared on the big screen, too. Fans can admire her play in the films “Teacher Of The Year”, “Brand New Old Love” etc.

Ralphie May kids

April June May (daughter with Lahna Turner)

Date of birth: September 5, 2007

Ralphie May and his wife demonstrated their humorous nature when they named their baby daughter April June May.

She has become the first kid for both, and happy parents were eager to share their joy with the world. “People Magazine” announced April’s birth and reported that she weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

Now April is the 5th grader. She is a pretty teenager, who inspired her mom to work and to create new comedy sketches.

August James May (son with Lahna Turner)

Date of birth: June 24, 2009

Ralphie’s son was born in June, but his parents named him “August”. “People Magazine” reported his birth, too. The boy was a little heavier than his sister, and at the moment of his arrival he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Now August is a school pupil. He is hilarious, as his mother says. August and his sister April serve as her mother’s inspiration and as the endless source of comedy material for her. 

Who are Ralphie May parents?


Nothing is known about Ralphie’s father. According to the comedian interview, which he gave in 2012, his parents “hated one another”. It seems that the famous stand-up comic and his dad were not close.

Sue Ann May (mother)

Ralphie May parents

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Date of birth: February 9, 1935

Ralphie described his childhood as “rough” and “poor”. His mother was a florist. She worked from morning till night to provide her four kids for simple food and cheap clothes. Her ex-husband (Ralphie’s dad) didn’t pay child support money, and she started a court process against him but lost it.

Now Sue is in her 80s. She lives in Houston, TX. Her children – two daughters and a son – care about her.

Ralphie May siblings

Melanie Adamski (older sister)

Melanie Adamski

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Date of birth: April 1961

Melanie is Ralphie’s older sister. They had close relationships, typical for any siblings. Mel was frustrated by his death and shared her pain with her friends on social media. 

She has been married to Jim Adamski, the professor of Geology, since 1987. They have a son and a daughter together.

Camellia May (older sister)

Posted by Camellia May on Monday, June 25, 2018

Date of birth: October 12, 1962

Ralphie’s second oldest sister is Camellia May. She supported her brother when he was just starting his career.

Now she lives with her family in Fayetteville, AR. Previously, Camellia resided with her mother and siblings at Clarksville, AR. She attended high school there. After graduation from school, she continued her education at the University of Arkansas. During many years she worked as a midwife at Bay Area Community Birth Center. She is married and has children and grandchildren. 

Charles May (older brother)

Ralphie May siblings

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Date of birth: October 5, 1966

Charles did a lot for his little brother before his death and after his death. It was he, who organized Ralphie’s memorial service and farewell dinner. Charles and Ralphie were great friends and were closely knitted all the time.

Not much is known about the life of Charles Winston May. He resides in Fayetteville, AR. Charles is a football fan. He is a father of two daughters. 


Ralphie May was a famous stand-up comedian from Clarksville, AR. He was the youngest of four kids in the family of Sue Ann May and her husband, from whom she separated.

He fell in love with comedy in his teens. At the age of 17, he moved to Texas to study at High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Thus, he improved his natural talent with the help of a great education.

The fans know and remember him by great roles in various comedy shows and TV series, the most popular of which are “The Big Black Comedy Show” and “Inside Amy Schumer”.

He tragically died on October 6, 2017, just within several hours after his stage performance in Las Vegas. The reason for his death was defined as cardiac arrest.

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