Kenya Barris Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

Writer, Producer, Director and actor, Kenya Barris

Kenya Barris Biography

Kenya Barris is an actor, director, producer, and writer from the United States of America who is known for his roles in known for Black-ish in 2014, Girls Trip in 2017, and #BlackAF in 2020.


How old is Kenya Barris? – Age

The American entertainer is 47 years old as of August 9, 2021. He was born in 1974 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Who is Kenya Barris’s wife? – Who is Kenya Barris married to? -Kids

He married Rania “Rainbow” Barris, an anesthesiologist and the catalyst behind the Black-ish character of Tracee Ellis Ross. They filed for divorce on August 9, 2019. Barris lodged an appeal for the dissolution of his divorce on May 15, 2020, and is pending the motion to be tossed out by the court. The couple has six children. A report that he was dating actress, singer, television host, entrepreneur and producer Tracee Ellis Ross started spreading in January 2020.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris with his now ex-wife
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris with his now ex-wife

Kenya Barris Career

Numerous TV shows have been produced by Barris, including the highly acclaimed Black-ish. Two spin-offs, Grown-ish and Mixed-ish, still occur in the award-winning series. He was a writer for The Game, Girlfriends, and Soul Food. With Tyra Banks, Barris co-created and published America’s Next Top Model. The film Girls Trip was directed by him. He co-produced the film Little for 2019 and co-wrote the 2019 theatrical release script, Shaft.

In 2020, Barris made his acting debut in a self-developed and Netflix-ordered series. It co-stars Rashida Jones and Iman Benson, titled #BlackAF. It is also announced that they will make another spin-off Black-ish, Old-ish. Barris announced in October 2020 that he will write, produce and direct the biopic for MGM on comedian Richard Pryor, making his film directorial debut for it as well. Currently, his Khabako Ink Society business is seeing a deal with ViacomCC.

Black-ish received several NAACP Image Awards in 2019. It was named best comedy series and the acting honors were taken by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. The recipient of the 2016 Television and Children’s Peabody Award was Black-ish. Barris and Black-ish have received the 2017 NAACP Image Award in a Comedy Series for Excellent Writing.

In 2018, Barris was nominated for the same award. He was also nominated for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2016 Gold Derby Outstanding Episodic Television Comedy Creator, and 2014 PGA Award for Outstanding Episodic Television Producer, Comedy Black-ish. In 2016, Barris received the Rod Serling Award for Promoting Social Justice Through Mass Media. He donated Clark Atlanta University $1 million in 2018 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters.

Kenya Barris Movies

♦ 2021 – Coming 2 America
♦ 2020 – The Witches
♦ 2019 – Shaft
♦ 2019 – Little
♦ 2017 – Girls Trip
♦ 2016 – Barbershop: The Next Cut

Kenya Barris TV Shows

♦ 2020 – BlackAF
♦ 2019 – present – Mixed-ish
♦ 2014–present – Black-ish
♦ 2019 – Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show
♦ 2018 – present – Grown-ish
♦ 2000–2008 – Girlfriends

Kenya Barris Net Worth

He has a net worth of $75 million which he has accrued from his career as a television producer and screenwriter.