Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry

actor, writer, producer

Lenny Henry was born on Aug 29, 1958 in UK. Lenny Henry's big-screen debut came with The Fosters - Season 1 directed by Stuart Allen in 1976, strarring Sonny Foster. Lenny Henry is known for The Sandman directed by Jamie Childs, Tom Sturridge stars as Dream and Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian. Lenny Henry has got 2 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Lenny Henry achieved is Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Lenny Henry plays is The Witcher: Blood Origin - Season 1 which will be released on Dec 25, 2022.

Lenworth George Henry was born on August 29, 1958, in Dudley, West Midlands in England to a family of Jamaican immigrants. He made his TV debut on a talent show called "New Faces" in 1975 at the age of 16. He won and went on to things such as The Fosters (1976) and Tiswas (1974), which was when his career as a comedian took off. In 1989, Lenny Henry made the stand-up comedy movie Lenny Henry: Lenny Live and Unleashed (1989), which caught the eyes of the Walt Disney Company, which gave him the lead role in the American movie True Identity (1991) and a contract to do two other Disney films for about US$1 million. The movie flopped, bringing in less than US$5 million. The contract was canceled, and Lenny got half of what he would have if he had done the three films. Lenny is now becoming well-known in the United States for the role of Gareth Blackstock in the hit BBC show Chef! (1993).

  • Birthday

    Aug 29, 1958
  • Place of Birth

    Dudley, West Midlands, England, UK
  • Also known

    Sir Lenworth George Henry CBE

Known For


2 wins & 1 nominations

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
Winner - Harvey Lee Award
British Comedy Awards
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows