Who is Gary Owen’s wife Kenya Duke? Wiki Bio
Kenya Duke was born in Ohio, USA, on 26 July 1974 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. She is a businesswoman and a TV personality, but perhaps best known for being the wife of Gary Owen, a famous American comedian and actor.
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Early life and education
Kenya was raised in Ohio as an only child by her father who was an actor, and her mother who was an accountant. She grew up wanting to become a model and an actress, as that was something her peers at elementary school wanted as well.
Upon enrolling at a local high school, she started playing soccer for the school’s team while being a member of the school’s drama club, and appearing in plays performed there. Kenya travelled a lot with her father while he was shooting for his movies around the US, which is how she fell in love with travelling. Upon matriculation in 1992, she enrolled at a college and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1996.
Kenya is currently running her own company – Premier Sports and Corporate Travel – which helps organize tours and transport for sport teams both professional and college, while the company also works with music and film stars.
Kenya is also interested in the TV industry, and the year 2008 saw her as the executive producer of the comedy TV special “Gary Owen: Breakin’ Out” while in 2010 she appeared in the documentary comedy TV special “DeRay Davis: Power”, directed by Leslie Small, and which follows DeRay as he covers a variety of topics. The following year saw her appear in the comedy video “Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling”, directed by Small and Chuck Vinson.
Her latest two appearances on TV have been in the talk show “Steve Harvey” in 2016, and three episodes of the reality TV series “The Gary Owen Show” in the same year.
Love life and relationships
Kenya met her future other half Gary Owen while he was doing stand-up comedy at a local club. They began dating in 2001. and two years later the two married in a small ceremony attended by their close circle of friends and family. Gary decided to make a comedy performance out of their wedding as he hired the baker to drop the cake, hired people to act as if they were fighting, and he hired the preacher to leave in the middle of the ceremony. After three years of marriage in 2006, Kenya and Gary renewed their vows but without any comedy performances this time. Kenya has given birth to their three children Kennedy, Austin and Emilio.
Several years before meeting Kenya, Gary was in a long-term relationship with a woman, and the two were engaged for a year before splitting ways for unknown reasons, while Kenya was married once before Gary, and she has a son Emilio from that marriage.
Hobbies and other interests
Kenya is a philanthropist, and enjoys both donating money and volunteering with charity organizations, while she is mostly focused on helping veterans and children with disabilities. She likes to travel and has been all around the US with her husband, while the two have vacationed in Europe on several occasions, visiting countries such as Greece and Italy among others.
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She is a lover of animals, and the family has a pet dog as they believe their children will be mentally healthier if they are growing up alongside a dog. Kenya is keen on reading books – her favorite writer is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite book is “The Notebook”.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Tom Hanks, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts, while some of her favorite movies are “The Terminal”, “Patch Adams”, and “Notting Hill” among others.
Appearance and net worth
Kenya is 45 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million, while Gary’s net worth is reputedly over $3 million.
Who is Gary Owen? Wiki Bio
Gary Owen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio USA on 26 July 1974 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a stand-up comedian, perhaps still best known for his performance in the crime comedy film “Little Man” in 2006, which was both directed and written by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and which starred Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, and Kerry Washington. It is about a criminal who pretends to be a baby on a house doorstep, just to hide from the cops. The movie won six awards, and was nominated for 15 others.
Day 84 lockdown. • I love seeing everyone come together for the greater good of society…but can we get some sunscreen?
— Gary Owen (@garyowencomedy) June 8, 2020
Gary was raised in Cincinnati alongside his six siblings by his parents, who worked hard to put food on the table and were occasionally unsuccessful – the family of nine lived in a trailer park in Oxford. Gary attended a local high school where he was physically active, as he played both football and soccer, then upon matriculation, he joined the US Navy where he stayed for six years, becoming a Master-at-Arms. He started doing stand-up comedy while in the Navy, and was called ‘The Funniest Serviceman in America’. After he left the Navy, he moved to San Diego where he continued performing, and won the Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego competition. This opened him the doors at The Comedy Store, the famous comedy club in West Hollywood, California, and since then, he has been doing stand-up comedy all around California.
Gary made his debut TV series appearance in 1998, when he portrayed Actor Flunky in the episode “High Life” of the comedy series “The Wayans Bros.”, while the following year saw him make his debut film appearance in the crime buddy comedy movie “Held Up”, which starred Nia Long and Jamie Foxx. He was praised for his portrayal of the supporting character Mr. Carrott in the family comedy movie “Daddy Day Care”, while some of his roles which followed were in the romantic comedy film “Love Chronicles” in 2003, the sports comedy movie “Rebound” in 2005, and the comedy movie “Who Made the Potatoe Salad?” in 2006.
In 2008, Gary portrayed Bearcat in the comedy film “College” which stared Drake Bel, Andrew Caldwell, and Kevin Covais and which is about three teenagers during their visit to Fieldmont University. Gary was then invited to play Zach in a single episode of the comedy series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” in 2009, and his next role came three years later in the romantic comedy movie “Think Like a Man”. Some of his most recent roles have been in the romantic comedy film “Think Like a Man Too” in 2014, the comedy film “Get Hard” in 2015, and the horror comedy movie “Meet the Blacks” in 2016.