Demetria McKinney - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 4, 2022

Demetria McKinney
Profession: Singer, Actress
Best Known For: Tyler Perry's House of Payne (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 27, 1978 (age 45)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Demetria Dyan McKinney
Birth Place: Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 8
High School: Fort Walton Beach High School
University: Okaloosa-Walton Community College
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Children: 1

Cairo (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: 9 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: B

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Who is Demetria McKinney?

Demetria McKinney is an actress, singer, and reality TV star by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in Tyler Perry's House of Payne, The Rickey Smiley Show, Saints & Sinners, and Superstition

Demetria McKinney – Age, Parents, Siblings

Demetria McKinney’s birth took place on August 27, 1978, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA. She was born as Demetria Dyan McKinney to a father who served in the U.S. army while the identity of her mother is not shared with the public. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has 8 siblings, among which is the second oldest.

young Demetria McKinney (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Demetria McKinney studied at Fort Walton Beach High School. After graduation, she went on to attend Okaloosa-Walton Community College.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Demetria McKinney – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Demetria McKinney became a mother at the age of 17. She was also homeless around the same age. Her son Cairo’s father is an ex-boyfriend.

After years of dating, she became engaged to her longtime boyfriend Roger M. Bobb on 8th Jan 2016. But later the same year the couple called off their engagement and separated. 

Currently, Demetria McKinney is single, but a secret romance cannot be ruled out.

Demetria McKinney with son Cairo (Image: Pinterest)

Demetria McKinney – Career

Early Days

McKinney started her professional career as an actress in 2000. After a couple of years in the acting business, she was credited in the 2004 film Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (2006). 

And in 2006 Demetria McKinney was cast in the TV series Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Janine Shelton–Payne. She portrayed the main character until 2012, for a total of 153 episodes. As a singer, she released her debut EP Officially Yours on October 6, 2017, which peaked at #48 on the US Indie charts.

Films, Series

Since her breakthrough role, Demetria McKinney had had appearances in Let's Stay Together (2014), Mann & Wife (2015), Chicago Med (2016), Being Mary Jane (2017), and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. 

She worked as a series regular in The Rickey Smiley Show (2012-2014), Saints & Sinners (2016-present), Superstition (2017-present), Motherland: Fort Salem and has a recurring role in The Quad (2017-2018), Tyler Perry’s The Paynes (2018-2019).

Demetria McKinney in Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Janine Shelton–Payne (Image: IMDb)


Demetria McKinney’s fellow Tyler Perry's House of Payne cast includes Lance Gross, Tyler Perry, Doc Shaw, and Allen Payne.

Demetria McKinney – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated at around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary/income has not been publicized.

Demetria McKinney – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Demetria McKinney is active with several hundred thousand followers and counting. She also has an official website-

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