• Whitney Alford was born in 1986 in Compton, California, and is of mixed ethnicity.
• She is a licensed esthetician and make-up artist who has also been the background vocal for Kendrick Lamar's song "King Kunta".
• She and Kendrick have been in a relationship since high school, and got engaged in 2017.
• Kendrick Lamar is a popular rapper and songwriter with 13 Grammy Awards, and has a net worth of over $20 million.
• Whitney is active on Instagram and Kendrick is active on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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FactPhillip Alford currently lives in Grenada, Mississippi.

Whitney Alford’s Wiki Biography

Whitney Alford was born in Compton, California USA, on 12 May 1986, so under the zodiac sign of Taurus and holding American nationality – she came into the spotlight after she began dating Kendrick Lamar, a popular rapper.

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Early life and education

Whitney is of mixed ethnicity as her father is African-American while her mother is biracial. Both Whitney and Kendrick were raised in a rich neighborhood in which hip hop was rising, together with some of today’s most popular rappers such as Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. It was not all fun and games, as there were many gangs in the streets and people had to be very careful about the places where they spend their time.

Whitney attended Centennial High School, and it is there she met Kendrick for the first time – they began dating after a couple of months of friendship, and have been together ever since. After she matriculated from the Centennial High School, Whitney didn’t pursue a college degree, but worked on her career.

Whitney’s career

Whitney will always be in the shade of her boyfriend’s career, as he is a popular rapper – Whitney, on the other hand, is a licensed esthetician and works as a make-up artist. She is currently running her own beautician salon in Los Angeles.

Besides her own private business, Whitney is also helping Kendrick with his songs – aside from being an inspiration for many of his lines and songs, she has also been the background vocal for his song “King Kunta”, and Kendrick’s song “Love” is dedicated to her.

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Personal life and relationship with Kendrick

Whitney and Kendrick have been going out together since high school. Not everything has been ideal, but the two managed to overcome all their problems and have remained truthful to each other. Just as Kendrick once stated about Whitney: ‘I wouldn’t even call her my girl. That’s my best friend. I don’t even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion — she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.’

On 24 March 2017, Whitney was noticed wearing a big rock on her ring finger and it was quite obvious what was going on. During a radio interview two weeks after that, Kendrick confirmed that the two were engaged and were making plans for their wedding. In the summer of 2017, the media was filled with rumors about Whitney being pregnant, but these were untrue, as the two don’t have any kids to this day, nor have they married yet.

Controversies and problems

It seems as there will always be people who want to mess with other people’s lives instead of taking care of their own. As soon as Kendrick and Whitney’s engagement was made official, Rashida Strober, a dark skin activist, criticized Kendrick on the social media platforms because he is very proud of his black heritage and is now planning to marry Whitney, who is not of the same skin color. While Rashida called him a hypocrite and stated she would never buy a single record of his again, only few people stood by her side, as others acknowledged that Whitney is 3/4 black, and has always identified herself as a black person.

Who is Kendrick Lamar?

Kendrick was born in Compton, California USA, on 17 June 1987, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding American nationality – he is popular for his rap songs while he is also a songwriter and a record producer. Kendrick is recognized as one of today’s best hip hop artists.

The name ‘Kendrick’ was given to him by his mother who loved “The Temptations” singer Eddie Kendricks. His father Kenny Duckworth was part of the street gang called Gangster Disciples. Kendrick grew up watching Dr. Dre and Tupac make music, and promised to himself he was going to become that big one day. Finishing high school, Kendrick was a straight A student, but decided to pursue his career in music rather than enroll at college.

He began his professional music career under the name K-Dot when he released his first mix tape, which was praised by the local people. The tape helped him sign his first contract, with the Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) – by the time he released his fourth mixtape in 2010, he was already somewhat popular, both locally and internationally. In 2011, he released his first album entitled “Section 80”, and his first single “HiiiPoWeR” which turned out to be a major success – he went on to collaborate with some of the popular names from the hip hop industry, including The Game and Snoop Dogg.

One of his biggest achievements was in 2012 when he released his album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” which got to #2 on the US Billboard 200, and received platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His next album, “To Pimp a Butterfly”, featured many songs dedicated to his fiancée Whitney, and was a mix of several musical genres such as funk, soul, jazz, and spoken word – the album got him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. He went on with “Untitled Unmastered”, a previously unreleased collection of demos recorded during the making of the Butterfly album. His fourth album “Damn” came out in 2017, while the main single “Humble” managed to reach #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Besides being a solo singer, Lamar is also part of the Black Hippy hip hop group, while the other members are Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.

So far, Lamar has won 13 Grammy Awards, was named the “Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV in 2013, named one of the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ by “Time” magazine, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his “Damn” album.

Whitney’s other interests and hobbies

Out of everything else, Whitney enjoys spending her free time with her fiancé Kendrick. She is very fond of travelling as you can see on her Instagram account – she and Kendrick often spend their holidays at attractive locations such as Rome in Italy which they visited in April 2018.

Appearance and net worth

Whitney is currently 33 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8in (1.72m) tall and weighs around 58kg (128lb).

According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be over $500,000, and is slowly rising thanks to her beautician salon – her fiancé’s current net worth is estimated to be over $20 million.

Social media presence

Whitney is not that active on social media platforms – she is only running her Instagram account – “blushedbywhit” – which is now followed by nearly 7,000 people, while Whitney has uploaded almost 150 pictures on it.

On the other hand, her fiancé Kendrick is very active and popular on the Internet – he launched his Twitter account in March 2009, and has so far gathered nearly 12 million followers and tweeted over 4,200 times. His Instagram account is followed by more than 9.5 million people while he has uploaded nearly 30 pictures. He has a Facebook page as well, which is followed by almost 8.5 million fans.

General Info

Full NamePhillip Alford
ProfessionActor, Businessperson


ParentsLem Alford, Susie Alford
SiblingsEugenia Alford


MoviesThe Intruders, Shenandoah, To Kill a Mockingbird, Bristle Face

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1Phillip Alford currently lives in Grenada, Mississippi.
2Alford is a successful businessman and consultant in Birmingham, Alabama.
3Son of a Gadsden, Alabama brickmason.
4Appeared on the local stage in three Town and Gown productions at the Clark Theatre before going to New York to audition for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
5Long after moving back to Birmingham, Alabama after his film career was over, Philip was inducted in 1989 into the Alabama Walk of Fame for his role in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
6Philip's sister, Eugenia, became the stand-in actress for child actress Mary Badham, who played Jem's sister, Scout, in the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Philip, who played Jem, and Mary were known to be antagonistic towards each other on the set.
7Attended Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama.




Fair Play1972TV MovieTeddy
The Intruders1970TV MovieHarold Gilman
The Virginian1970TV SeriesJoe Thurman
CBS Playhouse1969TV SeriesHugh
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1964TV SeriesJace Landers
The Lloyd Bridges Show1963TV SeriesBoford Tyree
To Kill a Mockingbird1962Jem


Earl Hamner Storyteller2015DocumentaryHimself
Fearful Symmetry1998Video documentaryHimself

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Passage1993ShortJem Finch

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