Lenny Henry who is a British standup comedian, writer, actor, comedian, as well as a TV presenter was born on 29th August of the year 1958. He is mostly known for co-founding the charity Comic Relief as well as presenting several of the TV programs which also include BBC One and The Magicians. He is the native of Dudley, Worcestershire, England which is now known as West Midlands. He is the son of the Jamaican immigrant’s couple. He was born as one of the seven children to his parents and he was the first one to be born in United Kingdom. He went to study at the St. John’s Primary School and later, he also attended the Blue Coat School located in the Dudley. After that, Lenny completed his schooling from the W.R. Tuson College which is now known as the Preston College.
Lenny’s first manager was Robert Luff who signed him in the year 1975. He gave Lenny the opportunity for performing as the part of Luff-produced touring stage version of the Black and White Minstrel Show. His earliest TV appearance was on New Faces Talent Show which he won in the year 1975 with the impersonation of Stevie Wonder. Next year, he made his appearance along with Norman Beaton in the LWT’s sitcom called The Fosters.
He also appeared as guest on the TV program including the Celebrity Squares, the Ronnie Corbett Show and the Seaside Special. His other filmography as well as TV credits include Lenny Henry Unleashed, Alive and Kicking, Bernard and the Genie, Comic Relief, lennyhenry.tv, Big & Small, Live at the Apollo, The Teaching Awards, The Magicians, True Identity, Famous Fred, Penelope, The Suicide Club, Work Experience, Postman Pat, Operation Health for Comic Relief, The Olivier Awards, The Syndicate and Famous, Rich and in the Slums and more.
To talk about his personal life biography, Lenny has already got married as well as divorced too. He was previously married to his then wife Dawn French. The couple met with each other on alternative comedy circuit. Later, they exchanged their vows in the year 1984 in Westminster, London. On 6th April of 2010, it was announced that Lenny and Dawn were getting separated after the 25 years of their marriage. It was reported that their separation was amicable. Their divorced was then finalized in the year 2010. Henry also has one child named Billie who was born in 1991 whom Lenny adopted.
Apart from that, Lenny has now reached at the age of 56. It was announced in June of 2015 that Lenny was to receive a Knighthood. Being born in the month of August, his zodiac sign is Virgo. It was again announced in the same year Queen’s Birthday Honours that Lenny had been made Knight Bachelor for the services to drama as well as charity and therefore was granted the title “Sir”. He stands very much tall at height of six feet and two and half inches taller. Besides that, to known more details about Lenny, he can also be followed in the different social networking media which also includes instagram, Facebook and twitter.