In this article, you’ll find out complete biography about a very famous and multi-talented personality Suzanne Kay. Suzanne Kay is an American Journalist, Producer, Writer, and Editor. She is also an inspiration for the youth and she proved herself as an inspirational personality through her work. So let’s discuss Suzanne Kay:
Suzanne Kay – Early Life and Education
Suzzane Kay was born in Santa Monica, California, the USA on September 19th, 1960. She is the daughter of on-screen personality Diahann Carroll (mother) and Monte Kay (father).
Her mother was also multi-talented and she was a well-recognized actress, model, singer, and as well as an activist. Suzanne’s father was related to the music industry and he was a music director of Jazz Record. Diahann and Monte, both won many awards in their perspective fields.
They married in 1956 but unfortunately, this relationship couldn’t run for a long time and in late 1963, they divorced when Suzanne was just 4 years old.
Due to heart failure, Monte Kay died in 1988 in Los Angles. In 1997, Diahann started to work as an activist after the diagnose of breast cancer. She ran campaigns to raise awareness about breast cancer. On October 04, 2016, at the age of 84, Diahann died due to cancer after fighting for a long time with this disease.
If we talk about Suzanne’s education, she completed her post-graduate degree from Colombia University. After a few years, she received a Master’s degree in Journalism from the same University.
Suzanne Kay – Career
Suzanne Kay is comfortable for both, in front of and in behind the camera as well. After completing a Master’s degree, in 1975, Suzanne worked as an intern on the PBS show called “McNeil-Lehr News”. Later, she became a news writer and producer for the famous TV channel CNN in Atlanta. Later, she was also the assistant editor of Essence Magazine.
With co-anchors Greg Kinnear and Julie Moran, Suzanne became an on-air anchor of ETV’s first entertainment program very soon. Later, she worked as a TV scriptwriter and wrote many sitcom scripts for FOX TV in Hollywood.
The first novel that she wrote was “Legacy” which was about the life of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1985, Kay won the “Betty Trask Award” and a “Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize” for this novel. In 1991, she wrote her second novel named “Phantom” which was about the history of Erik. This novel also won the “Romantic Novel of the Year Award” by the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
In 1991, Kay produced and co-wrote an award-winning short film “Hero” which was directed by her husband Mark Bamford. Suzanne Kay is also the founder of “Wonder View Films” a film production company. This company is based in London.
Suzanne Kay – Personal Life
In 1996, Suzanne Kay married an American film director and writer Mark Bamford. Unfortunately, same as Suzanne’s parents, this relationship ended in 2016 and they divorced. As we mentioned before, they both worked with each other before their marriage. So they were known to each other very well. They had two children during their relationship, a boy and a girl. The boy was named as August and the girl named Sydney. Both are now teenagers and getting their education from high school. When they were in their relationship, they went to South Africa for promoting a film.
They South Africa and decided to live there. But they finished their work and came back to the US. During this time, Suzanne was pregnant. So after the birth of August, they moved to South Africa when their child was about 3 months old. They took a temporary break from their work. Then they started helping refugees who were trying to adjust to South Africa. They did a lot of other volunteer projects during that time. In 2004, they started work again and wrote the script for the film “Cape of Good Hope”. This is a comedy-drama film that is also produced by Suzanne Kay and Mark Bamford. After a few years, they came back to the USA. Suzanne Kay is now working as a Writer and Doc Maker in America