Kenya Barris Biography and Wiki
Kenya Barris is a renowned American film and television writer, producer, director, and actor. He is best known as the creator of the ABC sitcom Black-ish and Grown-ish. He was also the writer for Girlfriends, The Game, and Soul Food and also penned the film Girls Trip.
Kenya Barris Age, Birthday, and Nationality
Barris was born on August 9, 1973, in Inglewood, California, United States of America. He is currently 50 years old. He was named Kenya due to his dad visiting the country. He is of American nationality and citizenship.
Kenya Barris Height and Weight
Barris stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m) and weighs approximately 80 kg (176 lbs).
Kenya Barris Family, Parents
Barris grew up in Inglewood, California, the second of five children. His parents divorced when he was five years old and unfortunately, the identities of his parents and siblings are not available at the moment.
Kenya Barris Education
Kenya is quite a learned individual. After graduating from high school, he attended Clark Atlanta University.
Kenya Barris’s Wife and Children
Barris married his gorgeous wife Rainbow Edwards Barris an anesthesiologist in 1999. The couple is blessed with six children; Kaleigh, Leyah, Lola, Beau, Kass, and Brooklyn Barris.
Kenya Barris Career, Movies
Barris has had an impressive career and created numerous humorous television shows including the most known Black-ish. The award-winning series has two spin-offs, Grown-ish and Mixed-ish. He also co-produced Little(2019) and co-wrote the screenplay for Shaft(2019).
Moreover, he was a writer for Girlfriends, The Game, and Soul Food and also penned the film Girls Trip.
He made his acting debut in #BlackAF in 2020, a series he created for Netflix. He is currently working on numerous projects and his Khalabo Ink Society company is eyeing a deal with ViacomCBS.
Kenya Barris Awards and Honors
- Kenya won the Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media in 2016.
- Black-ish won NAACP Image Awards in 2016, 2017, and several in 2019 and was named best comedy series in 2019.
- Barris was also nominated for the same award in 2018 and nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021.
- In 2018 he was granted an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Clark Atlanta University.
Kenya Barris’s Net Worth
Kenya Barris has an estimated net worth of a whopping $80 million. The renowned actor lives a lavish life and owns expensive houses and cars.