David Leland Elliott is an actor, singer, songwriter, and former police officer who is the son of Dionne Warwick and William Elliott. David’s mother Dionne is a singer, actress, and television host while his father William was an actor, jazz musician, and drummer. Dionne is the second-most charted female vocalist during the rock era (1955–1999).
David Leland Elliott: Bio Summary
|Name||David Leland Elliott|
|Age||53 years old as of 2022|
|Date of birth||January 18, 1969|
|Parents||Dionne Warwick and William Elliott|
|Children||Lealand, Cheyenne Elliott|
|Occupation||actor, singer, songwriter, and former police officer|
Early Life & Family
David Leland Elliott was born on January 18, 1969, in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. As of 2022, he is 53 years old. He is the first son of Dionne Warwick and William Elliott. His parents had an on-and-off relationship.
Dionne Warwick and William Elliott were married in 1966 and divorced in May 1967. They eventually reconciled and remarried in August 1967, in Milan, Italy. They separated on May 30, 1975, and divorced in December 1975 in Los Angeles.
William Elliott was denied by the court when he requested $2,000 a month in support pending a community property trial, and $5,000, when he insisted he was making $500 a month in comparison to Dionne Warwick making $100,000 a month.
Dionne Warwick made it known that she was “the breadwinner. The male ego is a fragile thing and it was hard when the woman is the breadwinner”. She added that all her life “the only man who ever took care of me financially was my father. I have always taken care of myself.”
David Leland Elliott’s brother Damon Elliott was born on March 21, 1973. Damon is a musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, composer, and entrepreneur. David’s grandparents are Lee Drinkard and Mancel Warrick. His grandmother was the manager of the Drinkard Singers.
David Leland Elliott’s grandfather was a Pullman porter, chef, record promoter, and CPA. David’s father William Elliott who was born on 4 June 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, died on 30 September 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was 49 years old when he died. David’s academic background hasn’t been made public.
David Leland Elliott is an actor, singer, and songwriter. He is a former Los Angeles police officer. He was a police officer for the Whittier Police Department, in Whittier, CA. In 1993, he and Terry Steele co-wrote the duet “Love Will Find a Way” that was featured on the album Friends Can Be Lovers.
David Leland Elliott periodically toured with and performed duets with his mother Dionne Warwick. He has also been the drummer of her touring band. He became a singer-songwriter, with Luther Vandross‘ “Here and Now” and has other credits too.
As an actor, David Leland Elliott has appeared in several films. He made his acting debut in the film Ali as singer Sam Cooke. He is known for First Daughter (2004) and Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over (2021).
David’s Mother’s Bankruptcy
David Leland Elliott’s mother Dionne Warwick was declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy in New Jersey on March 21, 2013. She reportedly mismanaged her business affairs and was listed as having liabilities including close to $7 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service.
Dionne Warwick also owed over $3 million in business taxes to the state of California. She was not able to work out an agreement with tax officials and she and her attorney decided that declaring bankruptcy would be the best course of action.
David Leland Elliott is happily married to Luana Elliott, who is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Health Coach, and Life Coach. They got married on 11 June 2011, in front of their family and loved ones. They have kept their union away from publicity.
David Leland Elliott and Luana Elliott have a daughter called Lealand Elliott. David was previously in a relationship with a nurse called Lisa Gressett. They welcomed a daughter and named her Cheyenne Elliott. Cheyenne is a professional singer and she was reportedly raised by her mother.