Who is Kenya Duke?

Kenya Duke was born in 1974-specific date unknown – in Oakland, California USA. She is a 45-year-old businesswoman and entrepreneur, but is probably best recognized publicly for being the wife of famous stand-up comedian and actor Gary Owen.

How rich is she, as of now? Kenya Duke Net Worth

Kenya Duke’s net worth is over $8.5 million, earned from being involved in the business industry as a successful entrepreneur. Moreover, if necessary Kenya probably shares her famous husband’s fortune, which is estimated to be over $3 million.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion

Kenya spent her early years in her hometown of Oakland, where she was raised by her mother, Barbara Jean, and her father, whose name has not been revealed – he passed away some time ago. Her nationality is American, and she belongs to the black ethnic group, while her husband is of white ethnicity. Regarding her religion, Kenya is a Christian.

Professional Career

Kenya Duke is a businesswoman and entrepreneur, and serves as the CEO of her own company, called Premier Sports and Corporate Travel Company.

The firm provides support in organizing traveling for independent film and TV productions, music tours, and professional and college sports teams. Additionally, she made an appearance in the TV special documentary “DeRay Davis: Power Play” in 2010, and then appeared in the special entitled “Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling”, in 2011. Kenya also appeared alongside her husband in a segment of “The Steve Harvey Show” in 2016, and during the same year featured in several episodes of her husband’s “The Gary Owen Show”.

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Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long dark brown hair
  • Dark brown eyes
  • Height – 5ft 4ins (1.63m)
  • Body Shape – Slim

Popularity through Marriage to Gary Owen

Kenya Duke and Gary Owen met each other at a comedy cub, The Comedy Store, located in Los Angeles, California, where he was performing.

The couple soon started dating, and eventually tied the knot on 19 July 2003. The ceremony was rather disastrous since the pastor walked away from the wedding, the wedding cake was dropped, and even a fight broke out. So, they eventually renewed their vows at a second ceremony, which took place on 19 December 2016. Gary Owen adopted her son, named Emilio Toliver, from her previous marriage. The couple has together two more children, a son, named Austin Owen, and a daughter, named Kennedy Owen.

Who is Her Husband? Gary Owen Short Wiki/Bio

Gary Owen was born on 26 July 1974 under the sign of Leo, in Cincinnati, Ohio USA.

Gary Owen

He was raised alongside his six siblings in a trailer park, located in Oxford. Prior to becoming a stand-up comedian and actor, Gary spent six years serving as a Master-At-Arms in the US Navy, and was even a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. After that, he worked as a military police officer in San Diego for three years.

Career Beginnings

At some point, Gary decided to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian, so he started working on it, and was soon named the ‘Funniest Serviceman in America’.

New Decade

In April 2011, Gary Owen was named ‘Black America’s Favorite White Comic’ by Ebony magazine. The following year he played Paw Gatsfield in the comedy “Highway”, after which he featured as Bennett in the romantic comedy “Think Like A Man”, which is based on the 2009 novel “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” written by Steve Harvey. Side by side, he wrote and produced “Gary Owen: True Story” and “Gary Owen Upgraded”, both in 2012, followed by his appearances in the truTV comedy series “Upload With Shaquille O’Neal” (2013). In 2014, Gary reprised the role of Bennett in its sequel, entitled “Think Like A Man Too”, starring next to Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart, and then in the same year played Crazy Cody in the comedy “Ride Along”, next to Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.

Continued Success

In 2015, he wrote the Showtime special “Gary Owen: I Agree With Myself”, for which he was also an executive producer. Thereafter, he starred as Stanley in the 2015 comedy “Bachelors”, directed by Kenny Young, and then played Larry in the 2016 horror comedy film “Meet The Blacks”. During the same year, he started working on his own “The Gary Owen Show”, which premiered in October 2016 on the BET network. Concurrently he starred as Ken in Rhyan LaMarr’s drama “Restored Me” (2016).

Most recently, Gary appeared as a military brother in the comedy “Undercover Brother 2” (2019). He is currently filming the video “Welcome To Sudden Death”.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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