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Kenya Barris


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 Grown-ish (2018). He has been married to Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris since December 3, 1999. They have three children. See full bio »

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Lemons (S3, Ep12)
Wed, Sep 26 5:30 PM EDT on BET (216)
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Any Given Saturday (S2, Ep17)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Black-ish
Black-ish Writer
(2014-2018)
Girls Trip
Girls Trip Writer
(2017)
Grown-ish
Grown-ish Writer
(2018)
The Game
The Game Writer
(2006-2014)

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  Coming 2 America (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2019 Shaft (written by) (post-production)
  Black-ish (TV Series) (created by - 96 episodes, 2014 - 2018) (written by - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
- Episode #5.1 (2018) ... (creator)
- Dream Home (2018) ... (creator)
- Collateral Damage (2018) ... (creator)
- Blue Valentime (2018) ... (creator)
- Fifty-Three Percent (2018) ... (creator)
  Grown-ish (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2018) (story by - 1 episode, 2018)
- Back & Forth (2018) ... (creator)
- Crew Love (2018) ... (creator)
- Safe and Sound (2018) ... (creator)
- It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp (2018) ... (creator)
- Who Gon Stop Me (2018) ... (creator)
 2017 Libby and Malcolm (TV Movie)
 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 Wing King (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)
  Soul Food (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2002 - 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004)
- Decisions and Choices (2004) ... (writer)
- Sacrifice Fly (2003)
- Shades of Grey (2003) ... (writer)
 2003 Like Family (TV Series) (writer)
 1998 BET Live (TV Series) (1998)
 1997 The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (TV Series)
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Childhood friend of Tyra Banks. See more »

Nickname:

Yee

Star Sign:

Leo

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