Who Is Kenya Kinski-Jones? – Quincy Jones Daughter

Kenya Kinski-Jones is the daughter of legendary American musician Quincy Jones and German actress Nastassja Kinski.

Kenya Kinski-Jones is an American fashion model and human rights activist, popular as Quincy Jones’ daughter.

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This article looks at Kenya Kinski-Jones biography/wikipedia, age, modelling career, boyfriend or husband, parents, Quincy Jones and much more.

Kenya Kinski-Jones biography / wikipedia

Kenya Kinski-Jones is the daughter of American music legend Quincy Jones and German actress Nastassja Kinski (née Nakszynski).

Quincy Jones daughter was born Kenya Julia Niambi Sarah Jones on February 9th 1993 in Los Angeles, California.

She grew up in a large family, with two half-siblings from her mother’s side and six half-siblings from her father’s side. Kinski-Jones’ half siblings from her father’s side famously include actresses Rashida and Kidada Jones, and producer Quincy Jones III.

Kenya Kinski–Jones has been described as an avid bookworm and passionate animal rights activist. She has been a vegetarian since she was eight years old.

Kinski-Jones graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in journalism, according to Vogue. Based out of West Hollywood, she has seemingly abandoned her degree and is now more known for her modelling as well as passionate animal rights activism.

Her career break came whilst on a movie set with her mom, actress Nastassja. She caught the attention of photographer Bruce Weber while helping out on one of her mother’s shoots, where she happened upon him and ended up shooting her first formal shoot with him for Vogue España magazine. Since then she has been modeling full-time.

Kenya Kinski-Jones started her career at Ford Models. Her first runway show was for Chanel. She has done campaigns for Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Nasty Gal, and Ermanno Scervino.

Jones has appeared in editorials for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Teen Vogue, V, Glamour, and L’Officiel.

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With her slim frame and brown eyes, Kenya enjoys styling herself with both masculine and feminine pieces to achieve her signature look.

Kenya Kinski-Jones boyfriend is American actor Will Peltz. The duo have been dating since 2011 although they haven’t gotten married yet.

The duo have worked together on some shoots, including one for Calvin Klein Jeans ‘sexting campaign’. Kenya Kinski-Jones and Will Peltz also appeared together for the label’s watches campaign.

We are so close, and to be able to shoot together was really easy and fun,” Quincy Jones daughter told Vogue. “It was an honor to do it for Calvin Klein.”

Aside working with her boyfriend Will, Kenya Kinski-Jones also worked with her mother, as revealed in how she got her first modeling gig. She’s revealed how her mother Nastassja Kinski was helpful in her becoming comfortable for with some difficult shoots.

“My whole life, she’s really encouraged me being comfortable with being uncomfortable and going with the flow and being out of my comfort zone,” says Kinski-Jones of her mother. “I feel that is really useful to apply. I keep learning in this industry, and that is the beauty of it. I feel like you should be creatively open and just go with the flow.” 

Aside her modelling career, Kenya is a staunch animal rights activist. She has often collaborated with animal rights organizations and has spearheaded vegan campaigns and supports cruelty-free fashion movements; both her mother Nastassja and sister Kidada are also well-known animal rights activists.

As an actress, Kenya Kinski-Jones has appeared in productions such as Quincy, Behind the Music, Stella McCartney; Pop,  Stay As You Are, Tess, and Cat People.

Kenya Kinski-Jones Instagram

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Quincy Jones daughter, Kenya Kinski-Jones is on Instagram @kenyakinskij

Is Quincy Jones Dead or Alive?

is quincy jones dead or alive

Moving on from Kenya Kinski-Jones biography, one big question out there right now surrounds the legendary musician Quincy Jones. A lot of people are asking is Quincy Jones dead?

Whilst Kenya Kinski-Jones father suffered a medical emergency … one serious enough that he decided he needed to be rushed to a hospital, he is still very much alive.

 According to a report from TMZ regarding the incident, Quincy Jones is very much alive and not dead. How old is Quincy Jones? Quincy Jones is currently 90 years old!

A rep for the legendary music producer tells TMZ …  Quincy had a bad reaction to some food he ate, and out of an abundance of caution he called 911 for help.

Paramedics arrived at Quincy’s L.A. home Saturday afternoon and transported him to the emergency room to get checked out.

Quincy was soon given the all-clear by doctors and released from the hospital … his rep noted Quincy never lost consciousness and was in “great spirits” in the end.

Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer.

His career spans 70 years, with 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992. 

Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor before working on pop music and film scores. 

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He moved easily between genres, producing pop hit records for Lesley Gore in the early 1960s (including “It’s My Party”) and serving as an arranger and conductor for several collaborations between the jazz artists Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. 

In 1968, Jones became the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “The Eyes of Love” from the film Banning. 

Jones was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the 1967 film In Cold Blood, making him the first African American to be nominated twice in the same year. 

Jones produced three of the most successful albums by the pop star Michael Jackson: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987). 

In 1985, Jones produced and conducted the charity song “We Are the World”, which raised funds for victims of famine in Ethiopia.

In 1971, Jones became the first African American to be the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards. In 1995, he was the first African American to receive the academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the second most Oscar-nominated African American, with seven nominations each. 

In 2013, Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

He was named one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century by Time.

Born in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 1933, has been married three times and has seven children with five different women.

He was married to Jeri Caldwell from 1957 to 1966, and they had a daughter named Jolie. 

He had a brief affair with Carol Reynolds, and they had a daughter named Rachel. He was later married to Swedish actress Ulla Andersson from 1967 to 1974, and they had a daughter named Martina and a son named Quincy, who also became a music producer. 

The day after his divorce from Andersson, Jones married American actress Peggy Lipton. They had two daughters, Kidada (who was born before they were married) and Rashida, both of whom became actors. Jones and Lipton divorced in 1989.

He later dated and lived with German actress Nastassja Kinski from 1991 to 1995, and they had a daughter named Kenya Kinski-Jones, who became a fashion model.

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