Kenya Barris ‘You People’ Actor Parents | Tina & Patrick

Kenya Barris is best known for creating the ABC comedy series Black-ish, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. He is also the creator of the spin-off series Grown-ish and Mixed-ish, and the Netflix comedy series #blackAF. Barris’ writing career began in 2000 when he was hired to write an episode of the Nickelodeon show Cousin Skeeter. After writing for several other shows, including The Game and Are We There Yet?, Barris developed the Emmy nominated series Black-ish in 2014. The show earned him an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

Kenya Barris is very popular for his roles in movies, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Girls Trip, Little, Shaft, The Witches, Soul, Coming 2 America, Cheaper by the Dozen, You People and upcoming movie, The Wizard of Oz and many more. He was born on August 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, CA. He is 48 years old, as of 2023. Find more about, Kenya Barris ‘You People’ Parents | Is He Married In Now?

Who Are Kenya Barris’s Parents?

Kenya Barris’s mother named, Tina, a real estate agent and father named, Patrick, a General Motors factory worker. His parents divorced when he was five years old. Barris was raised in Inglewood and Pacoima, California, before his father won a settlement after losing a lung in a chemical accident.

Moreover, Kenya is the second of five children. He was born in Inglewood, California. The name he was given came from the fact that his father visited the country when he was a child. His father had such fond memories of his trip to the country that he wanted to commemorate it by giving his son a name that reminded him of the time he spent there. He is an alumnus of Clark Atlanta University.

In an interview, actor Kenya said, “We were definitely poor, but we never felt like we were destitute”. Further he added, “The Cosby Show meant a lot to me as a kid, but that could have very easily been a white family. I wanted to do a show about what it was like to be a black family living in this environment.”

Kenya Barris Wife

Kenya Barris is married with anesthesiologist Dr. Rania Edwards Barris in 1999. Couple is also blessed with chidren and duo have six children. In 2022, he filed for divorce from her and having filed and withdrawn for divorce twice before.

Moreover, his wife struggled with preeclampsia, in 2016 and the premature birth of their son Bronx, 1, during the show’s Emmy-nominated third season.