Genneya Walton was only six years old when she showed interest in dancing and started taking classes. Multiple forms and lessons later, she started a career in dancing, which ultimately led her to acting schools and later a career in acting. Genneya was 12 when she started taking acting classes and soon followed roles in Nickelodeon, and now she is starring in Netflix series Black AF aka #blackAF.
The actress/dancer was born on 22 February 1999, one of two daughters of her parents in Chicago, Illinois. From a young age, the fun-loving and outgoing nature of Genneya was evident for all to see. Interest in Geology at an early age was followed by dancing craze, which was honed by her parents and, with the help of a trainer, channeled to later success in her life.
Genneya Walton was only 12 years old when she was hired to be the principal dancers for the Just Dance: Disney Part video game. This was followed by a small role as a bully in the Disney Channel movie Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight. For someone whose career started only about seven years ago, Genneya has managed to make up a lot of ground and build her own fanbase, and now she will be seen in a new Netflix sitcom, coming this April.
Genneya Walton Plays Chloe Barris in the Netflix Series Black AF aka #blackAF
Black AF, which is stylized as #blackAF, is a Netflix series created by Kenya Barris, who is also starring in the lead role. The single-camera sitcom was also known as #blackexcellence when it was announced in 2019. The series also features Rashida Jones in a leading role alongside Kenya Barris.
The new Netflix series is, “Inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, #blackexcellence flips the traditional sitcom family on its head. Pulling back the curtain, the series uncovers and explores the messy, unapologetic and often hilarious world of what it means to be a “new money” Black family trying to get it right in a modern world where “right” is no longer a fixed concept,” according to Deadline.
Genneya Walton plays Chloe Barris in the Netflix series Black AF aka #blackAF.
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Genneya Walton plays Chloe Barris in the series, the eldest of the Barris kids. She is 18 years old, extremely popular who is also entitled beyond measure. All the kids need their own way of parenting, and Chloe being the eldest, does not make it easy for her parents one bit even though she is off to college.
Black AF aka #blackAF will be available for streaming on 17 April 2020, only on Netflix, starring Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones, Genneya Walton, Iman Benson as Drea Baris, Scarlet Spenser as Izzy Barris, Justin Claiborne as Pops Barris, Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Cam Barris and Richard Gardenhire Jr. as Brooklyn Barris.
Genneya Walton Found Fame with the Role of Bryden Bandweth in the Series Project Mc2
As mentioned above, Genneya started to appear in front of the camera at the age of 12, the same time, she started taking acting classes in Brooke Byler Acting Studio. After playing the bully in the Disney Channel movie Isabella Dances Into the Spotlight, Genneya landed the role of Bryden Bandweth in the series Project Mc2.
The show was well-received by fans, and for 26 episodes, Genneya played the character of Bryden in the series. Even after the show was canceled fans clamored for more, to this day, there are fans of the show asking Genneya on her Instagram posts, whether new episodes of Project Mc2 will be made available.
Genneya Walton also appeared in the series Extant with Halle Berry and the TV adaptation of the School of Rock. She appeared in one episode of Criminal Minds and also in two episodes of the hit series 9-1-1. Recently the actress appeared in a single episode of medical drama series The Resident, and now she will play Chloe in the Netflix series Black AF.
What is the Relationship Status of Genneya Walton?
Genneya Walton's fans think she is dating her best friend Logan Riley Hassel.
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Genneya Walton is only 21 years old, and she is trying to establish herself as an actress, this is probably a reason why she does not share anything about her personal life. There are fans who suspect the actress is dating her best friend Logan Riley Hassel, but there we cannot confirm if the actress identifies as a lesbian.
The actress supports LGBTQ+, but when it comes to her own sexuality, the actress has remained tight-lipped about it at the moment. Genneya Walton seems to be enjoying a single-life, and there does not appear to a boyfriend or girlfriend in her life. But we cannot confirm anything until the actress herself talks about her sexuality and her dating life.
The Net Worth of Genneya Walton – How Much has the Actress Made from Her Acting Career?
Genneya Walton started money from her talents from a pretty young age, and coming into her adult life; the actress is carving out a lucrative career for herself. She has over 160,000 followers on her Instagram, where she used to promote products. Advertisement through influencers is really growing, and it was a good stream of revenue for the actress.
She also made a lot of money from her career as an actress. Some reports suggest Genneya made about $10,000 per episode for her work in the Netflix series Project Mc2. She is again appearing in a Netflix series, and considering the small cast; the per episode take for the actress could be around $40,000. So, when everything is considered, Genneya Walton’s net worth stands at about $1 million.