Courtney A. Kemp Biography
A native of Connecticut, Courtney A. Kemp is an American television writer and producer who created the 2014 Starz series, Power.
Courtney is also the writer of shows such as The Good Wife and Beauty & the Beast.
Kemp was brought up in Westport, Connecticut, and began reading college textbooks aged eight. By the time she was 10 years old, she had begun reading plays by William Shakespeare, eventually coming up with her own stories.
She graduated from Staples High School in 1994. Kemp ahead on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Brown University as well as her Master’s in English Literature from Columbia University.
Courtney A. Kemp Age
Kemp is 44 years old as of 2021. He was born on May 4, 1977.
Courtney A. Kemp Parents
Courtney’s parents are Herbert Kemp Jr. and Dolores Kemp. In 2011, Courtney lost her father and the first episode of Power was dedicated in his memory.
Courtney A. Kemp Husband
Courtney is divorced. In a reply tweet in 2016, she revealed that Agboh was her married name but she no longer uses it. The tweet read; “Again Agboh was my married name & my ex-husband’s family is from Ghana. It is technically a Nigerian name. They are from Accra.”
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Aged 26, Kemp left Westport and moved to Los Angeles, California, in order to further pursue her dream as a television writer. While in Los Angeles she received her big break by becoming a staff writer for the then-Fox hit series The Bernie Mac Show.
Kemp went ahead to write for other television shows such as Eli Stone, Justice and Beauty & the Beast (a 2012 remake of the 1987 series of the same name). She eventually became increasingly known for her writing of episodes for the CBS political drama series The Good Wife.
Later on when she met rapper 50 Cent and executive producer Mark Canton at a coffeehouse in Los Angeles, her idea for what would become the first series she ever sold and pitched, Power, came about where she thought up the concept of a guy who becoming destined to leave his life as a drug dealer behind him to become a successful club owner and businessman.
She would later pen the script to Power with Canton and 50 alongside her, both serving as executive producers and the show was greenlit by Starz on June 17, 2013, with an ordered eight-episode first season set to air the following year.
Courtney A. Kemp Nominations
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series-(2011)- The Good Wife
- Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series – (2012) – The Good Wife
- Courtney A. Kemp Net Worth
- Courtney has a net worth of $11 million.