Kenya Barris (born August 9, 1974) is an American writer and producer. He has created numerous television shows, including the critically acclaimed Black-ish, and briefly also co-executive produced The Game. Barris also co-created and produced America's Next Top Model with Tyra Banks. He also penned the blockbuster Girls Trip.
Barris at the Peabody Award in 2016
August 9, 1974|
Inglewood, California, United States
|Alma mater||Clark Atlanta University|
|Occupation||Television producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Rainbow Barris (m. 1999)|
Black-ish was the winner of the Entertainment and Children’s Peabody Award in 2016.
Kenya Barris and Black-ish also won the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. He was nominated for the same award in 2017.
Barris was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2016, a Gold Derby Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Comedy in 2016, and a PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy Black-ish in 2014.
In 2016, Barris won the Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media.
- Nussbaum, Emily (April 25, 2016). "In Living Color" – via The New Yorker.
- "Kenya Barris On 'Black-ish' And What Kids Lose When They Grow Up With More".
- Andreeva, Nellie (August 21, 2015). "'black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios".
- "Film Bio: Kenya Barris - The Talk - Race in America - PBS". 10 January 2017.
- "You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes : Kenya Barris Returns".
- "75th Annual Entertainment & Children's Programming Winners". Peabody Awards. Peabody Awards. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- "48th NAACP Image Awards". 48th NAACP Image Awards. NAACP Image Awards. Archived from the original on 19 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- "Kenya Barris Awards". IMDB. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- Lewis, Dave. "Creator of 'black-ish' Kenya Barris to receive the 2016 Rod Serling Award". ENTERTAINMENT/TELEVISION. L.A. Times.
- "Blackish creator to give million-ish to Clark Atlanta University in Grown-ish gift". AJC. AJC.