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Kenya Jones

1, 2, 3, 5
First seen
Appeared in
13 episodes (see below)
Mentioned in
Also Known As
Deputy Kenya Jones
Turning age
Vampire age
Date of birth
Date of death
Deputy Police Officer
Family members
Portrayed by


" Well I guess the only way to get a promotion in this town is to drink like a fish, hallucinate farm animals and kill a black man. Hey! Promotion! "
―Kenya's view of events in Bon Temps [src]

Kenya Jones is a recurring character in the first, second, third, and fifth seasons. She is played by guest star Tanya Wright and debuts in "I Don't Wanna Know". She is a sheriff's deputy on the Bon Temps Police Department.


Season 1Edit

Kenya works as a sheriff's deputy in the Bon Temps Police Department. She is called to the scene of Tara's car accident and arrests her for driving under the influence of alcohol. She seems to be familiar with both Lettie Mae Daniels and Tara. Kenya shows a dislike towards Andy Bellefleur and begins working more closely with Sheriff Dearborne when Andy is removed from the force.

Season 5Edit

Kenya mocks Sheriff Andy when a naked picture of him is posted to Facebook. ("Whatever I Am, You Made Me")

Deputy Kevin Ellis questions Andy Bellefleur at the scene of the shooting of Stake House clerk Junior by Sam Merlotte. Kenya stands by as Sam sniffs around for clues in the back of the store, watching him quizzically. Sam's acute sense of smell draws him to a strange box. He tells Kenya to open the box because she is wearing gloves. When she does so, they find it full of the Obama masks the anti-supernatural murderers have been using. Sam rolls on his back on the floor sniffing. He tells Kenya about the shooter's poor diets and lifestyle. Kenya is concerned and asks Sam if there's anything she should know. Sam looks up sheepishly and says "" ("In the Beginning")

Joe Bob is arrested as a suspect in the supernatural murders. Andy and Jason beat up Joe Bob while Kenya is in the station. They later realize that Bud Dearborne is a link between Joe Bob and Junior and raid his farm. They find him with hostages and shoot him when he attempts to attack them. ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")


Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season two appearances
"Nothing but the Blood" "Keep This Party Going" "Scratches" "Shake and Fingerpop"
"Never Let Me Go" "Hard-Hearted Hannah" "Release Me" "Timebomb"
"I Will Rise Up" "New World in My View" "Frenzy" "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Authority Always Wins" "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" "We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally" "Hopeless" "In the Beginning" "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" "Gone, Gone, Gone" "Finally" "Save Yourself"

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