Who is Kennya Baldwin?
Kennya Deodato was born on 2 August 1968, in Brazil, and is a graphics designer, but probably best known for being the wife of actor Stephen Baldwin. He is best known for his work in films such as “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas”, “Threesome”, “Bio-Done”, and “Born on the Fourth of July”. He was also the star of the television show “The Young Riders”.
The Net Worth of Kennya Baldwin
How rich is Kennya Baldwin? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has been potentially elevated somewhat, thanks to the success of her husband who has a net worth estimated to be over $800,000.
Early Life, Education, and Career
Kennya is the daughter of Eumir Deodato, a Grammy Award-winning record producer and composer, best known for his work in the Bossa Nova genre, mixing jazz with numerous elements of other types of music. Her parents’ marriage ended when the two divorced sometime during the early-2000s.
The family had moved to the US, and Kennya attended York Preparatory School located in New York. After matriculating from the school in 1984, she then enrolled at the Parsons School of Design; the private art and design college was founded in 1896 and is the first in the country to offer programs in several fields, including fashion design, graphic design, interior design, and advertising.
They later offered other programs such as architectural design, textiles, curatorial studies, and urban ecologies. The school has graduated many notable alumni, including designers, artists, fashion designers, photographers, and illustrators, with many of them contributing highly to their respective fields. After Kennya completed her degree, she then worked for a brief period in Arizona before returning to New York, though details of her work from then have not been shared publicly.
Father – Eumir Deodato
Kennya’s father Eumir began his interest in music at the age of 12, learning numerous instruments such as piano and accordion. This led him to study more on arranging, conducting and orchestration. He had his first professional group experience playing in bossa nova bands, and would later become a noted keyboard player during the 1970s. He’s produced and arranged music on over 500 albums, for artists such as for Cristophe and Kool and the Gang.
He released several albums in the US, including “Prelude” and “Deodato 2”. He’s also been in demand as an arranger and producer of albums, with 15 of his projects reaching platinum status. He’s been credited for helping start the career of Milton Nascimento, and has also written scores for several films, including “The Onion Field”, “Bossa Nova”, “The Black Pearl”, and “Gentle Rain”. One of his last releases was the 2011 album entitled “The Crossing”.
Husband – Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin is known for being one of the collective known as the Baldwin brothers, being the younger brother of Alec, Daniel and William; he is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He began his acting career in the late 1980s though would gain most attention for his work in the 1990s up to the 2000s. Some of his projects during this period include “The Young Riders” and “The Usual Suspects”, and participated in “The Mole” celebrity edition called “Celebrity Mole Hawaii”, later returning for “Celebrity Mole Yucatan”.
He also participated in Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008, which aired on ABC. He finished fifth among 14 celebrity contestants, becoming friends with Trace Adkins while on the show, leading to the two collaborating for the music video “Muddy Water”. In 2013, he was a contestant in “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”, and was also a contestant for the reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!” lasting until the middle of the season. A few of his latest projects are mostly films, including “I’m in Love with a Church Girl”, “Faith of Our Fathers”, and “Magi”. He also played the titular character in “The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story”.
— Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7) August 8, 2019
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Kennya met Stephen in 1987, reportedly in the New York subway. They married in 1990 after three years dating, and now have two children, both of whom have pursued careers as models. One of their children is Hailey Baldwin who would later gain attention through her marriage to singer Justin Bieber; the couple reside in Nyack, New York. While the couple could’ve had a higher net worth due to Baldwin’s work as an actor, the two have had a string of financial problems leading them to a lower net worth.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her current endeavors is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites, preferring to keep her privacy. She mainly supports her husband from the background, though she has made public appearances alongside him in several occasions. The two have Christian faith, which has also been imparted to their children. Stephen credits her for helping him get back to the faith, as she was the one who first became more active after a long lapse in their lives.