|Kenya Barris Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Weight (kg and lb)||85 kg|
|Date of birth||August 9, 1974|
|Star sign / Zodiac sign||Leo|
|Eye color||Dark brown|
Kenya Barris is an American writer, actor, director and producer. He is best known as the creator, writer and producer of the comedy TV series Blackish, as of 2014, as well as 2 comedy spin-off TV series – Adult, starting in 2018, and Mixed, starting in 2019. Kenya is also known as the co-creator and co-producer of the TV show America & # 39; s next top model next to Tyra Banks.
Name at birth
Fondly known as
Star sign / Zodiac sign
City and country of birth
Inglewood, California, United States
Location of residence
Los Angeles, California, United States
Kenya was present Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. After donating $ 1 million in 2018, the university awarded him an honorary degree in human letters.
Producer, director, writer, actor
- Father – Patrick (factory worker at General Motors)
- Mother – Tina Barris (broker)
- Brothers and sisters – He has 2 older siblings and 1 younger sibling.
Manager or representative
Kenya Barris is represented by –
- Khalabo Ink Society (Company) in Los Angeles, California, United States
- Creative Artists Agency (CAA) (Talent Agent) in Los Angeles, California, United States
- Artists First (Manager or representative) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Joy Fehily Management & Consulting (publicist) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Rogers & Cowan / PMK (publicist) in Los Angeles, California, United States
- Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman (Legal Representative) in Los Angeles, California, United States
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
Weight (kg and lb)
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / husband
Kenya Barris has dated –
- Dr. Rania Rainbow Edwards-Barris (1999-2019) – Kenya married December 3, 1999 to anesthesiology physician and author, Rania Rainbow Edwards-Barris. The couple have 6 children – 3 sons, one of whom is called Bronx, and 3 daughters, named Lola, Kaleigh and Leyah. Rania was also the inspiration for the character of Dr. Rainbow Johnson in Blackish, played by actress Tracee Ellis Ross. She filed for divorce in 2014, but the couple reconciled and withdrew the filing in 2015. Unfortunately, 5 years later, on August 9, 2019, Kenya filed for divorce on his birthday, citing & # 39; irreconcilable differences & # 39 ;. He asked for joint custody of the four younger children and told the court that he was willing to provide financial support to Raina if necessary.
Race or Ethnic background
Color of hair
Salt and pepper
Unique physical identity
- Towering height
- Hanging ears
Kenya Barris favorite things
- TV shows in 2015 – Mr. Robot (2015-2019), American Crime (2015-2017)
- TV program – Veep (2012-2019)
- Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Source – New York times
Kenya Barris Facts
- He always wanted to be a doctor.
- Kenya briefly tried to become a stand-up strip.
- Before he created Blackish, Kenya created 18 pilots. Some were filmed, others were skipped, but none were serialized.
- For his TV series, BlackishKenya was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Prize in the "Outstanding Comedy Series" category in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
- His TV series featured actors Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin and Yara Shahidi and cast Laurence Fishburne as a regular series. In 2017, Tracee even won a Golden Globe for & # 39; Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy & # 39 ;.
- His eldest daughter inspired the Zoey Johnson character, played by Yara Shahidi.
- He once made an anti-Donald Trump episode for it Blackish. However, ABC’s editors cut the material so that it didn’t represent what he wanted to display, so it never aired.
- In 2019, Kenya left its ABC contract to write and produce exclusively for Netflix. When he did, Warner Bros. an increasingly rich offer than Netflix. However, he feared that he would continue doing TV shows and pilots instead of taking advantage of the ‘artists’ coming to Netflix’ mantra first, so he declined.
- After signing a three-year $ 100 million contract with Netflix, Kenya decided to make his acting debut in a regular role. He created and would star in a comedy series #blackexcellence alongside Rashida Jones in 2020.
Main image credit: Peabody Awards / Flickr / CC BY-2.0
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