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Kenya Barris: BlackAF Star & Black-ish Creator | Know Him Better

aisha Published On Thu May 07 2020   Modified On Thu May 07 2020
Kenya Barris: BlackAF Star & Black-ish Creator | Know Him Better

Kenya Barris is a television writer, actor, and producer best known for his work in 'Black-ish', 'Grown-ish', and '#BlackAF'. He is also a writer for several movies like 'Girls Trip', 'Shaft', and 'Barbershop: The Next Cut'.

Barris was born on August 9, 1974 in Los Angeles and his sun sign is Leo. Here are some facts more facts about Kenya Barris:

Net Worth: $75 Million

The 'Shaft' writer Barris has accumulated a whopping net worth of $75 Million from his varied career as a writer, producer, and actor. He is the writer of 257 episodes of 'America's Next Top Model', 141 episodes of 'Black-ish', 'Grown-ish', 'Mixed-ish', and others from where he has earned his worth. 

Bought A House Worth $7.55 million

In 2019, Barris bought a house at $7.55 million in Encino, Los Angeles which was previously listed for $9 million. 

The house is on 9,600 square feet of land with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a living and dining room, a fire pit, a swimming pool, a wine cellar, a basketball court, a theater, and patios in front of the house.

Kenya Barris house worth $7.55 million.
Kenya Barris house worth $7.55 million.
Image Source: Variety

Rides Expensive Cars

'A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.' actor rides expensive cars like a red Ferrari whose price ranges from $252,800 to $272,700 and a black Mercedes-Benz that cost $36,600.

Kenya Barris in front of his black Mercedes-Benz.
Kenya Barris in front of his Mercedes-Benz.
Image Source: Vanity Fair

Wife: Rainbow Edwards-Barris

Barris is married to an anesthesiologist, Rainbow Edwards-Barris on December 3, 1999. They first met each other in high school and later starting dating each other and are now married for over two decades. Edwards also helps Barris in his work as the character Tracee Ellis Ross in 'Black-ish' was inspired by her. 

Kenya Barris with his wife Rainbow Edwards-Barris.
Image Source: Associated Press

In 2014, Edwards filed for divorce to Barris but after one year they couple backed off and withdrew the request. As for now, the pair are living happily with their six children. 

Six Children

The '#BlackAF' writer and producer have given birth to six children with his wife Edwards. The pair have three daughters named Kaleigh Barris, Leyah Barris, Lola Barris, and three sons named Beau Barris, Kass Barris, and Brooklyn Barris.

Kenya Barris with his wife and six childrens.
Kenya Barris with his wife and six childrens.
Image Source: Instagram

Their daughter Leyah is into film movie making as in 2019, she was awarded the Excellence In Film Making Award by her Alma Mater Harvard Westlake. Likewise his daughter Kaleigh is an Instagram model and is dating a football player Jhawk. She also sells clothes in an online social shopping app, Depop.

Wanted To Become A Doctor 

Kenya Barris before being an actor, wanted to persuade his career into the medical field to become a doctor while growing up. He used to love the show 'The Cosby Show' and especially the character Bill Cosby, which was a doctor in the show. By watching the character, Barris was so much inspired to become a doctor. 

Has Won Three Awards

From his career as a writer and producer, Barris has won several awards from television series. He has won two NAACP Image Awards for his televisions series Black-ish (2014) for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and one PGA Awards. For the continuous three years from 2016 to 2018, Barris was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for his series 'Black-ish'. 

Social Media Presence 

As for his social media presence, Barris is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has gained 169k followers in Insta and 50.2k followers on Twitter while most of the time, Barris posts pictures of his children, wife, friends, co-stars, and about his new series to promote it. 

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