Lenny Henry - Biography
Born: August 29, 1958
Famous for: Thirty-year comedy career and marriage to funny-woman [Dawn French]
The son of Jamaican parents, Lenny first hit the comedy scene in the Seventies, headlining the long-running The Lenny Henry Show the following decade. The Comic Relief co-founder, who co-stars in 2004's Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, was awarded a CBE in 1999 and received a Lifetime Achievement gong at the British Comedy Awards in 2003.