Suzanne Kay – Bio, Facts, Family of Diahann Carroll’s Daughter

Suzanne Kay (born September 09, 1960) is an American Journalist, Writer, Editor, Producer, and Celebrity Relative from Santa Monica, California. She is well-recognized as the child of Diahann Carroll (actress, singer, model, and activist).

She was extremely popular for her appearances in the studio films like Carmen Jones (1954), and Porgy and Bess (1959). Carroll even created history after bagging a Tony Award for best actress and became the first Afro-American actress to do so.

Suzanne Kay is the daughter of Diahann Carroll (American actress, singer, model, and activist) who passed away due to cancer at the age of 84 on October 4, 2019

Furthermore, she received the honor for her work in the Broadway musical “No Strings”. Diahann also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress In A Television Series for her appearance in the show “Julia” in 1968.

The legendary actress earned an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for the project “Claudine” in 1974. On October 04, 2016, Diahann Carroll passed away at the age of 84. She died of cancer after fighting a long battle with the disease.

Earlier, the singer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. She then underwent 9 weeks of radiation therapy. She even started to work as an activist in order to raise awareness about breast cancer.


Early Life, Parents & Education

Suzanne Kay’s birthday falls on the 9th of September and was born in 1960 to her parents Diahann and Monte Kay. Her birthplace is Santa Monica, California and ages 59 years old, as of 2019. The journalist’s father was an American musicians’ agent and legendary jazz record producer.

Suzanne Kay wiki and bio
with her dad Monte Kay

He married her mother, Carroll, in 1956 but their marriage didn’t last long and the late couple divorced in 1963. Unfortunately, Monte Kay died in 1988 due to heart failure in Los Angeles.

As of education, Suzanne post-graduated from Columbia University. She received a Masters’ degree in Journalism. Soon, she started to intern at the PBS shows called “McNeil-Lehr News”.


Real Full Birth NameSuzanne Kay.
Nick nameSuzanne.
ProfessionJournalist, Writer, Editor, and Producer.
Famous forBeing the daughter of Diahann Carroll (American actress, singer, model, and activist).
Age (As of 2019) 59 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdaySeptember 09, 1960.
Birthplace/HometownSanta Monica, California, United States.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)Virgo.
Current ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA.
Social Media Account Stats Instagram:
Twitter: —
Facebook: —
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5′ 5″.
Centimeters: 165 cm.
Meters: 1.65 m.
WeightKilograms: 62 Kg.
Pounds: 134 lbs.
Bra Size36B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)38-32-40.
Shoe Size (UK)4.5.
Tattoo details?NA.
Eye ColorDark Brown.
Hair ColorGreyish-Black.
Parents Father: Monte Kay.
Mother: Diahann Carroll.
SiblingsBrother: Not Known.
Famous RelativesGrandparents: Mabel Faulk and John Johnson.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusDivorced.
Dating History?Love Affair with her boyfriend.
BoyfriendWill update.
Husband/Spouse NameMark Bamford (m. 1996 – div. 2016)
SonAugust Bamford.
DaughterSydney Bamford.
Highest QualificationPost-graduate with a Masters’ Degree in Journalism.
SchoolPrivate Elite High School.
Alma Mater.Columbia University.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Will Smith.
Actress: Halle Berry.
Dream Holiday DestinationAustralia.
Favorite ColorBlack.
Love to doReading, Listening to music & Traveling.
Favorite FoodContinental Cuisine.
Net worth (approx.)$500K US dollars (As of 2019).
Salary, Income & Earnings


Some Lesser Known Facts about Suzanne Kay

Suzanne Kay American Journalist, Writer, Editor, Producer, and Celebrity Relative

  • Diahann Carroll’s daughter was married to her husband “Mark Bamford” in 1996. He is an American film director and screenwriter.
  • The couple welcomed two children with each other i.e. a son “August Bamford” and a daughter “Sydney Bamford”.
  • However, the couple decided to end their relationship after staying together for more than 20 years. They took divorce in 2016 and parted their ways.
  • After completing her internship, Kay became a writer for a big news outlet named CNN and editor for Essence Magazine.
  • Furthermore, she even appeared on the ETV! Channel and worked with Grey Kinnear & Julie Moran.

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  • The celebrity kid launched a production company “Wonder View Films“.
  • According to a source, Suzanne wrote scripts for the Fox channel. She produced and co-wrote the program called “Hero”.
  • The 59-years-old journalist also co-produced the documentary “Sullivison” along with Margo Precht Speciale which was about Ed Sullivan regarding his work in the fight against racial injustice.


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