Kenya Barris


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Kenya Barris was born on August 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Black-ish (2014), Girls Trip (2017) and Shaft (2019). He has been married to Rainbow Barris since December 3, 1999. They have six children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Black-ish Writer
(2014-2022)
Girls Trip Writer
(2017)
Shaft Writer
(2019)
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(2020)

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 2022 You People (co-writer) (post-production)
  Besties (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
  Old-ish (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
  Grown-ish (TV Series) (created by - 73 episodes, 2018 - 2022) (story by - 1 episode, 2018)
- Look What U Started (2022) ... (creator)
- No New Friends (2022) ... (creator)
- High Society (2022) ... (creator)
- This Is What You Came For (2022) ... (creator)
- Empire State of Mind (2022) ... (creator)
  Black-ish (TV Series) (created by - 176 episodes, 2014 - 2022) (written by - 9 episodes, 2014 - 2020)
- Homegoing (2022) ... (creator)
- If a Black Man Cries in the Woods... (2022) ... (creator)
- The (Almost) Last Dance (2022) ... (creator)
- Young, Gifted and Black (2022) ... (creator)
- And the Winner Is... (2022) ... (creator)
 2022 Cheaper by the Dozen (screen story by) / (screenplay by)
  Mixed-ish (TV Series) (created by - 36 episodes, 2019 - 2021) (story by - 1 episode, 2019) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2019)
- Forever Young (2021) ... (creator)
- Walk This Way (2021) ... (creator)
- Tainted Love (2021) ... (creator)
- You Dropped a Bomb On Me (2021) ... (creator)
- Material Girl (2021) ... (creator)
 2021 Coming 2 America (screenplay by)
 2020 The Witches (screenplay by)
 2019 Shaft (written by)
 2017 Libby and Malcolm (TV Movie) (story by) / (written by)
 2017 Girls Trip (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut (written by)
  America's Next Top Model (TV Series) (27 episodes, 2005 - 2010) (developer - 210 episodes, 2003 - 2015) (creator - 20 episodes, 2005 - 2013)
- The Guy Who Was a Momma's Boy (2015) ... (creator)
- The Girl Who Took a Shot in the Dark (2015) ... (creator)
- The Guy Who Closed the Deal in Vegas (2015) ... (creator)
- And Then That Happened (2015) ... (creator)
- The Girl Who Became Bootyful (2015) ... (creator)
 2006-2014 The Game (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes)
- Rules of the Street (2014) ... (written by)
- Extra Butter... Extra Salt... (2013) ... (written by)
- Psh!! I'm Good!! (2013) ... (written by)
- Trashbox (2013) ... (written by)
- The Confession Episode (2011) ... (written by)
 2012-2013 I Hate My Teenage Daughter (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Teenage Ski Trip (2013) ... (written by)
- Teenage Vacation (2012) ... (written by)
 2013 The Start Up (TV Movie) (writer)
  Are We There Yet? (TV Series) (staff writer - 13 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (written by - 4 episodes, 2011)
- Black Friday (2012) ... (staff writer)
- The Thief Episode (2012) ... (staff writer)
- The Staycation Episode (2012) ... (staff writer)
- The Mother's Day Episode (2011) ... (staff writer)
- The Lindsey Goes Vegan Episode (2011) ... (written by)
 2005-2006 Girlfriends (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- I Don't Wanna Be a Player No More (2006) ... (writer)
- Sleeping Dogs (2005) ... (writer)
 2004-2005 Listen Up (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Waiting for Kleinman (2005) ... (writer)
- Grandmaster of the Wolfhunt (2004) ... (writer)
 2004 Like Family (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Roger Returns (2004) ... (written by)
  Soul Food (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2002 - 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (story editor - 1 episode, 2004)
- Decisions and Choices (2004) ... (writer)
- We Plan (2004) ... (story editor)
- Sacrifice Fly (2003)
- Shades of Grey (2003) ... (writer)
 1998 BET Live (TV Series) (1998)
 1997 The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (TV Series)
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Alternate Names:

Kenya 'Yee' Barris

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Rainbow Barris  (filed for divorce)  (6 children)
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Co-creator, with Tyra Banks and Ken Mok, of UPN's America's Next Top Model (2003). See more »

Nickname:

Yee

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