In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Lenny was awarded a CBE in 1999.
Lenny and his wife Dawn French have an adopted daughter named Billie.
In 1984, Lenny married comedienne Dawn French.
2005: Lenny Henry was one of the first 100 to be honoured with his name set into the pavement in London's 'Avenue of the Stars' in Convent Garden.
Between 10th and 23rd March 2003, Lenny's distinctive Birmingham toned voice replaced the traditional posh British Telecom speaking clock as part of an amusing awareness campaign for the charity known as Comic Relief.