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Rain Pryor        

Actress, Comedian & Multiple Sclerosis Spokesperson

Rain Pryor is an American actress and comedian. She is the daughter of comedian Richard Pryor.

She starred in the ABC series "Head of the Class" and "Rude Awakening". Pryor's stage credits include playing Billie Holiday in the UK tour of the Billie Holiday Story and the title role of Ella Fitzgerald in Ella, Meet Marilyn. Pryor is also a jazz/blues vocalist. She also wrote a book titled "Jokes My Father Never Taught Me".

Pryor speaks around the country on themes of multicultural diversity, family, and Judaism. She brings a unique and touching story to her talks.

She has won various awards including the 2008 Marin Services For Women Founders Award, the 2005 NAACP Theatre Award, Best Female Performer Equity, and the 2005 Invisible Theatre's Goldie Klein Guest Artist Award.

In addition Rain, is an MS Ambassador. Her commitment to fight for a cure of MS has her hosting and speaking around the world to educate families and friends about MS treatment options and therapies in honor of her father Richard Pryor.

Speech Topics

Having a Parent with MS

Pryor is an MS Research advocate. She has spoken across the country and abroad on living with a parent with MS and how to be a good care partner. She has supported research and participated with the National MS Society on Capital Hill to advocate for MS.

How to Live an Authentic Life

Author of the two-time nominated book, Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, And Loss With Richard Pryor, Pryor gives a sobering and motivating talk on how to live your life authentically by forgiving and healing yourself.

Living Diversity – Growing Up Bi-Racial

Growing up African American and Jewish in the late 60s early 70s gives Pryor a unique perspective on the issues of diversity. In this keynote speech, Pryor discusses the era of racial extremes and the America of today. Pryor also speaks about her experiences growing up Black and Jewish, including the similarities and how to bridge these communities together.

The Art of Solo Show Performance/Acting & Standup Comedy

An NAACP award-winning actress for her solo show "Fried Chicken and Latkes" and daughter of legendary comedian Richard Pryor, Rain Pryor gives fun and unique workshops on how to prepare and perform. Her successful acting classes in Baltimore led her to teach a Master Class in the art of solo show performance and preparation at Charms City's premier school for the arts, Baltimore School for the Arts.


Richard Pryor's Daughter on Growing Up Biracial - WNYC

Rain Pryor. April 7, 2013 –. Richard Pryor, one of the most influential comedians of all-time, gained pop star status in the 1970's with his incisive storytelling ...

Rain Pryor, reflects on childhood, father Richard Pryor - NY Daily ...

In her new solo show, "Fried Chicken and Latkes," Rain Pryor reflects on growing up with a comedian dad and Jewish mom.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Rain Pryor Has Her (Own) Story To Tell

Rain Pryor is used to being introduced as the “daughter of Richard Pryor.” But nearly ten years after the legendary comedian's death, Rain shares that she no ...

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