Kenya Barris Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Most probably known as television writer, Kenya Barris can act as well and he is going to play lead role in his own created Netflix series #BlackAF. He was born on 9th August, 1974 in Inglewood, California, USA who had to leave his birthplace following to a chemical accident to his father. His father was working at the general motors and this tragedy took place and after law suit settlement, he and his then divorced mother settles in Hancock Park. He gained school education from several high school in Los Angeles and completed his graduation from UCLA.

Kenya Barris Career

Kenya has created so many award winning television series and on top of that, he produced some of them as well. His most notable work was “Black-Ish” and its two spin off series called “Grown-ish” and “Mixed-ish”. Apart from this, he is a writer who worked on “The Game” and “Soul Food” and wrote screenplay of it as well. Kenya even wrote whole story of “Girls Trip” and co-produced the movie “Little”. He made his acting debut from #BlackAF on newly released Netflix on 17th April, 2020.

Kenya Barris Biography

Real Name Kenya Barris
Birth Date August 9, 1974
Age 45 Years (as of 2020)
Birth Place Inglewood, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Writer, Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in centimeters – 189 cm  Approx
Weight in Kilograms – 92 kg  –  in Pounds –  202.8 lbs Approx
Chest Size 43 Inches
Waist Size 34 Inches
Biceps Size 16 Inches
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Average
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Not Known
College Clark Atlanta University


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother One Brother

Relationship Status

What is Kenya Barris marital status? (single, engaged, married or divorce) Divorcee
How many children does Kenya Barris have? Six
Is he having any relationship affair? No
Is he a Gay? No
Who is Kenya Barris wife? Rainbow Barris (m. 1999; div. 2019)

Net Worth

Throughout his career, he created quite successful television series and productions which even earned him several awards and acclaims as well. His net worth is estimated around $75 million from his writing career.


  • He was born in Inglewood, California and raised in Hancock Park, Los Angeles.
  • In order to star career in writing, he left LA and moved to Atlanta.
  • After settling down in Atlanta, he wrote and directed one act “Bopping” for Atlanta Theatrical Society.
  • Tyra Banks is his childhood friend and both went on to create and produced “America’s Next Top Model”.
  • During initial phase of career, he tried stand up comedies but later changed his mind to focus only on writing.

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