Larry Birkhead - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 5, 2022

Larry Birkhead
Profession: Photographer
Best Known For: Birkhead paternity case
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 22, 1973 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Larry Earl Birkhead
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Larry L. Birkhead
Mother's Name: Nancy Birkhead
Siblings: 3

Lewis Birkhead (twin brother)
Angela Birkhead (sister)
Judy Birkhead (half-sister)

High School: Doss High School
University: University of Louisville
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Children: 1

Dannielynn Birkhead

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Larry Birkhead?

Larry Birkhead is a photographer by profession and American by nationality. He is the former lover of late Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith and the father of her daughter Dannielynn Birkhead and is well known for the Birkhead paternity case.

Larry Birkhead, Anna Nicole Smith (Image: Lifetime)

Larry Birkhead – Age, Parents, Siblings, 

Larry Birkhead’s birth took place on January 22, 1973, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was born Larry Earl Birkhead to his father Larry L. Birkhead and his mother Nancy Birkhead. He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- twin brother Lewis Birkhead, sister Angela Birkhead, and half-sister Judy Birkhead.

Education, Ethnicity

For education Larry Birkhead attended Doss High School, graduating in 1991. He went on to study at the University of Louisville where he earned a degree in journalism. 

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Larry Birkhead – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Larry Birkhead first met Anna Nicole Smith (born Vickie Lynn Hogan) in May 2004 at Kentucky Derby. The couple dated on/off for years. His ex-girlfriend Smith gave birth to their daughter Dannielynn Birkhead on September 7, 2006.

After Anna Nicole Smith died due to an accidental prescription overdose, just 5 months after her daughter’s birth, the highly publicized Birkhead paternity case took place.

Other relationships of Larry Birkhead are not known to the public. He has never married and is without a wife and as he has never been married, divorce is out of context.

Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn Birkhead (Image: People)

Larry Birkhead – Birkhead Paternity Case

At the time Dannielynn was born,  her birth certificate contained Howard K. Stern as the biological father. Stern was the attorney, agent, and live-in partner of his ex-flame Anna Nicole Smith.  However, after the death of Smith, Larry Birkhead filed a lawsuit claiming to be the father of Dannielynn. 

Aside from Birkhead and Stern,  Alexander Denk, Mark Hatten, and Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt also claimed to be the father of the child. On April 10, 2017, it was confirmed via DNA analysis that he is, in fact, the biological father of Dannielynn, whose last name was eventually changed from Stern to Birkhead.

Larry, Dannielynn Birkhead was featured in OK magazine (Image: Instagram)

Larry Birkhead – Career

As a celebrity photographer, Birkhead has worked with numerous celebrities. Moreover, he is known for his appearances on Wife Swap, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Entertainment Tonight, Wendy Williams Show, and Steve Harvey, among others.

Larry Birkhead – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Larry Birkhead – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Larry Birkhead is active with thousands of followers. He often features his daughter on his pages.

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