Born in Dudley, Lenny Henry or Lenworth George Henry CBE, is a well known comedian, television presenter, and actor.
Lenny was born at Burton Road Hospital in 1958, the son of Jamaican parents. He attended the Blue Coat School in Dudley where he discovered his passion for history which still keeps him busy today.
Lenny Henry first appeared on TV on the New Faces talent show in 1976. He went on to become a comedian and accomplished impersonator.
Lenny Henry co-hosted Tiswas, has written and performed shows and acted in films. He also spent time as a DJ on BBC Radio 1. A genuine and very likeable character, Lenny Henry is unique and extremely versatile. Lenny is married to comedienne Dawn French.
Lenny Henry still performs in and around the West Midlands and is a regular face on British TV. In 2005 he appeared in the Jasper Carrott's "Rock with Laughter" show in Birmingham and still supports the BBC Red Nose Day fund raising events.
Without doubt Lenny Henry can be included in the list of Britain's best comedians.