Malachi Kirby Biography: Ethnicity, Family, Marriage, Wife, Kids

Who is Malachi Kirby?

Malachi Kirby is an English actor and writer. He gained prominence for starring as “Kunta Kinte” in the 2016 remake of the 1977 American miniseries “Roots”. He was named Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2013. His performance in the 2020 film “Small Axe: Mangrove” earned him a BAFTA Award.

Malachi Kirby was born on September 20, 1989, in England, UK. He is the only child of his parents. He grew up on the Patmore Estate in Battersea. Malachi Kirby is 34 years old as of 2023. He attended Southfields Academy in London before proceeding to Richmond Upon Thames College. He also attended the Identity School of Acting (IDSA) in London where he honed his acting skills.

About Malachi Kirby’s parents

As of the time of publishing this article, information about Malachi Kirby’s parents is scarce in the media. It is only known that his parents were born in London. It is also reported that he lost his father at the age of 6.

About Malachi Kirby’s ethnicity

According to information gathered by DNB Stories, Malachi Kirby’s grandparents are immigrants who settled in London from Jamaica. Kirby got to know that he has a mix of West African, South Asian and European roots after he was invited for a DNA test as a cast of the 2016 film “Roots”. Kirby has revealed that he intends to trace his origin in order to learn more about his ancestry.

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in ‘Roots’ Remake (2016).

About Malachi Kirby’s siblings

As of the time of publishing this article, Malachi Kirby is reported to be the only child of his parents. There is no information in the media suggesting that he has any siblings.

Due to the similarity in their surnames, some fans have been curious to know if Malachi Kirby and Vanessa Kirby are somehow related. But while the two actors share the same surname and nationality, they are not related in any way. Their having the same surname is a mere coincidence.

How tall is Malachi Kirby?

Malachi Kirby’s height is currently measured to be 6″1 inches or 186cm.

Wiki profile of Malachi Kirby

Full nameMalachi Kirby
Date of birth September 20, 1989
Place of birth England, UK
Age34 years
Alma mater Identity School of Acting
Height6″1 inches
Marital status Single
CareerActor, Writer
Net worth $5 million dollars (est.)
Malachi Kirby.

How Malachi Kirby started his career

According to reports, Malachi Kirby abandoned his childhood dream of becoming an athlete after he fell in love with acting. He originally began his acting career in theatre. Kirby has since starred in a number of TV shows and films like “EastEnders” and “My Murder”. His role in Roots earned him nominations at the 2017 Black Reel Awards and NAACP Image Awards.

In 2019, Malachi Kirby starred as “Michael Garwick” in the Sky One dystopian drama “Curfew”. He played his debut Caribbean character as “Darcus Howe” in the 2020 movie “Small Axe: Mangrove”. He won a BAFTA award for the role. Kirby was announced as one of the cast of the Amazon Prime adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Anansi Boys” alongside Delroy Lindo in September 2021.

About Malachi Kirby’s marriage and wedding

As of October 2023, Malachi Kirby is not married and does not have a wife. Kirby also does not have a girlfriend at this time. The actor seems to be focusing more on his career at this time and not devoting any time to a romantic relationship.

Malachi Kirby and his ‘Roots’ co-star Emayatzy Corinealdi.

List of Malachi Kirby’s girlfriends and past relationships

As of the time of publishing this article (October 2023), Malachi Kirby is not romantically linked to anyone. There is no available information about Malachi Kirby’s girlfriends or past relationships. The actor seems quite secretive about his personal life.

He was once speculated to be an item with American actress, Emayatzy Corinealdi, who played his love interest in the miniseries “Roots”. The rumours died following clearer evidence that the two actors only share a good professional relationship.

Malachi Kirby’s children

As of the time of publishing this article, Malachi Kirby is not yet a father and has no children.

Malachi Kirby’s net worth

Malachi Kirby has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2023. He gets most of his earnings from his career as an actor.

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