A veritable vocal powerhouse, Demetria McKinney is popularly known as an award-winning artist who has been featured in diverse roles both on the small and big screens; she is also well known for her stage performances. Demetria is skilled as a songwriter, equipped with a vocal ability that requires zero studio enhancements and her generous manner of expressing emotions gets the listener to be instantly connected. Widely recognized for her portrayal of the character of Janine Payne on the set of the TBS sitcom titled Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, the actress has recurring roles in productions like; Superstition, Saints & Sinners, The Rickey Smiley Show, The Ladies Room, Devious Maids and the stage performance titled Love Jones: The Musical.
In 2017, precisely on the 8th of October, she played the role of Whitney Houston in the biopic Bobbi Kristina on TV One. She was on the set of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a Bravo TV series which cast her in the 7th season and gave her a cameo appearance on the 8th season. Although she is pretty busy with her acting career, Demetria Mckinney always creates time for her first love: music. In the past, she has performed, as well as recorded with famed artists like Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings, and Anthony David. Demetria has also opened for performers like Tyrese and Tank and has been on tours with R. Kelly, as well as the Pepsi Funkfest.
She recently dropped a single titled Easy which chronicled the story of a lady living and loving a guy in a dalliance that is progressing. Another of her singles is titled Go Yo … Ish which came to light in 2011 and quickly became a favorite among fans, other singles she has to her credit are – Work with me, Take away this Love, Trade it All and Unnecessary trouble.
There is a dearth of information on the birth details and family life of the actress but it is common knowledge that she was born as Demetria Dyan McKinney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the United States on the 27th of August 1978. Her country of birth indicates her American nationality but ethnicity is definitely Afro-American. The identity of her parents has not been revealed but she comes from a large family of nine children and she is the second child.
She developed a healthy dose of interest in the performing arts during her formative years and by the time she was four, she was already on the stage, performing, as well as singing in churches and schools.
Her early education was accomplished at Fort Walton Beach High School. She was homeless at the age of 17 and it was rumored that she had to drop out of school because she had a son; she later completed her studies in Italy through a scholarship. She attended Okaloosa-Walton Community College, graduating with a degree. Her trademark is said to be her hourglass shape as well as her thick black and curly hair.
Husband, Son – Is Demetria Mckinney Married?
The popular actress cum singer is a single mother with a son from a past relationship. He was born in 1997. She gave birth to her son at the age of 18 but till date, she has never revealed the identity of the boy’s father. She has been in a relationship with movie producer as well as the president and CEO of Bobbcat Film: Roger M. Bobb. Their official engagement was announced on the 8th of January 2016 after they had been together for two years. By the end of 2016, a rumour ran rife that their engagement had hit the rocks but from all indications, they are still together. Demetria Mckinney even uploaded a photo of herself on her Instagram page with an obvious baby bump in October 2016 but no news was heard of the birth of a second child.
Another rumour surfaced recently that they were already married and that the actress is now the wife of Bobb as well as stepmother to his daughter but the rumors still await confirmation till date. Nonetheless, from what is obvious, the duo seems to be enjoying their relationship and we hope to hear the good news in the nearest future.
Demetria McKinney’s net worth is indisputably a tidy $3 million as reported by several trusted sources. As for her annual earnings, it has never been published but from her accumulated wealth, it is easy to deduce that she has been earning handsomely since the inception of her career in entertainment.